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American Hustle Trailer

David O. Russell’s resurgence as Oscar darling has been something of a marvel and, to a degree, the most frustrating thing to happen to what was shaping up as a uniquely niche canon. His newest, the very subtly titled American … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave Trailer

There may be no more personal, visceral, or artistic director currently circling the peripheries of mainstream pictures than Steve McQueen. While his newest, 12 Years a Slave, looks to be his most polished to date, his ascendance into this kind … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Predictions 2013

I hoped to post about each category individually, but alas, time and life intervened so I only got through a handful. This has been a crazy awards year. Ultimately, it’s been a positive one for movies because the majority of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘No’

The question posed to me after screening No, the Chilean film up for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, was whether the film is cynical by pointing out that masses of people could only be mobilized for social … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Writing

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees: Argo, Chris Terrio Lincoln, Tony Kushner Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell Life of Pi, David McGee Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin/Lucy Alibar Two of the tightest races in this year’s Oscars will be … Continue reading

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A Statue for Every Best Picture Winner

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The Gatekeepers

Sometimes watching a film on the big screen can make all the difference. I had seen Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers in tiny form some time ago and while I didn’t question the film’s emotional capacity, I identified it unfairly as a typical … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

Best Editing Nominees: Argo, William Goldenberg Zero Dark Thirty, William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor Lincoln, Michael Kahn Life of Pi, Tim Squyres Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy/Crispin Struthers When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won Best Editing last year it was … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

Best Costume Nominees: Les Misérables, Paco Delgado Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran Lincoln, Joanna Johnston Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood This year’s Costume nominees come in two different phylums: 1800s Period Realism and Fantasy. That … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

Best Visual Effects Nominees: Marvel’s The Avengers The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Life of Pi Prometheus Snow White and the Huntsman If there’s any category that seems like a lock, Best Visual Effects would be it. Pushing 3D technology to … Continue reading

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