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“Anomalisa” is the best animated film of the year and one of 2015’s best films overall

It’s always a pleasure to really be blown away by a film, even more so when you weren’t prepared for it to happen. I actually even experienced something truly rare. As the credits began to roll on Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman’s stop motion animated flick, I was shocked that[...]

74 candidates will fight it out for Oscar nominations in Best Original Song

Right at the tail end of last week, another short list hit the web, this one having to do with Best Original Song. This establishes which tunes from the flicks of 2015 will be eligible for Academy Award nominations. Voters now officially have 74 songs to sift through, all in[...]

WGA rules a number of Oscar hopefuls ineligible

As is the case around this time each year, the Writers Guild of America has released their list of eligible titles for their Writers Guild Awards, which in turn clues us in to with scripts were ruled ineligible for consideration. Late last week, the WGA’s list of films not up[...]

“Anomalisa”, “The Good Dinosaur”, and “Inside Out” highlight the Annie Award nominations

Continuing the deluge of precursors that we’ve already seen drop this week, the Annie Awards have announced their nominations yesterday, with Pixar having perhaps their best day with the group ever. Not only did Inside Out lead the way in terms of nods, but The Good Dinosaur received a lot[...]

Sight & Sound 2015 critics poll begins the rush of Top Ten lists

With the calendar about to turn to December, one thing you can count on is a ton of Ten Ten/Best of the Year lists beginning to come down the pike. From critics groups to guilds to various organizations and publications, now is the time to start feting the top titles[...]

Hollywood Contenders – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Ten Films to see in December

First of all, I hope all of you enjoyed your turkey yesterday! Now, with the month of November all but over, it’s time to turn our attention to December, the final month of the year. After this, we start fresh, with a whole new set of releases, but with the[...]

“Carol” and “Spotlight”: Independent Spirit Award nominations announced

The year marches on! Yesterday, the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced, marking another point in the awards season. Though not exactly a perfect barometer for Oscar, it can actually do some good in seeing which indie contenders are sitting in a position of strength. This year, it was[...]

Which categories will be the most competitive this year?

Of the many things that you can consider when thinking about the Oscar race, one that I like to ponder from time to time is which categories will be the most competitive. I hinted at this in another piece this week, but certain categories are shaping up to be stronger[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Charlie Kaufman in the Oscar race again for “Anomalisa”

I don’t think you’ll find much competition if you make the claim that Charlie Kaufman is one of the two or three best screenwriters in the business. As he transitions to directing as well, Kaufman is continuing to leave his mark as a singular talent, which is only increasing his[...]

Hollywood Contenders – “Steve Jobs”: Oscar predictions for November

Maybe I was just distracted by watching the New York Mets in the playoffs this fall, but I think the time is flying folks. It’s already November, which is getting to be late in the game. A couple of precursors have already announced their nominees, we only really have four[...]
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