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UPDATED: Oscars 2013 Predictions

Some changes/updates here and there. The news that Hitchcock will bow in 2012 shakes up the race a bit, but I don’t really expect it to make too huge a splash in the Best Picture category (call me stupid). Anthony … Continue reading

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Promised Land Trailer

At first glance, Promised Land looks a little like a superficial dramatization of Gasland to me. I hope Van Sant and company make me eat these words as I fully anticipate this could be a gripping drama that makes startling, … Continue reading

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Karen O’s Frankenweenie Tune

I have no idea what to expect from Tim Burton’s newest film, Frankenweenie. It’s not that it doesn’t interest me. His films in fact always have a way of pulling me in. It’s just that his work has a way … Continue reading

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Early Oscars 2013 Predictions

Well, almost every category… Every week (or so) from today until the Oscar Nominations are announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013, I will update predictions in every category of the Academy Awards. These are my best guesses based on my … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Trailer Google Coup

Yesterday DreamWorks and the quintessential nerd-be-cool team of Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt seemed to have broken new ground when they released the trailer for Lincoln on Google hangout. I suspect the idea was to have a purely interactive experience, … Continue reading

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Best Actress 2013: Does Jennifer Lawrence Actually Stand a Chance?

The Academy can be a bit condescending towards lighter fair. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, films like As Good As It Gets, Lost In Translation, Broadcast News, The Descendents, Sideways, Juno and so on, grab hordes of critical praise only to fizzle into obscurity a … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Actor 2013

Current Predictions (09/05/12): John Hawkes, THE SESSIONS Denzel Washington, FLIGHT Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN Joaquin Phoenix, THE MASTER Richard Gere, ARBITRAGE Word out of the Venice Film Festival is that Hoffman and Phoenix give dual lead performances of equally stunning proportions … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Lawless

John Hillcoat has carved out a place in contemporary cinema that speaks to a bygone era where manhood and violence was a product of meditative poetry. Every straight-forward gush of blood in The Proposition or cold, desperate murder in The … Continue reading

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John Hawkes in The Sessions

With two recent, staggering performances in Winter’s Bone and Martha Marcy May Marlene, John Hawkes has emerged as one of the most important, if still somewhat unrecognized, actors working today. His newest film, The Sessions, has Oscar material written all over … Continue reading

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Can a Doc Compete for Oscar?

When former Academy president Tom Sherak announced that the Oscars would move to a ten-film format, he stated the reasoning was to include “other types of films,” such as “animated films, blockbusters, and documentaries.” The former was immediately awarded a … Continue reading

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