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This week’s releases are quite amazing! Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, & Rust and Bone. Between these films we have a nice number of award nominations and wins! Here’s a clip from Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty: And as usual, please don’t hesitate to share what

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We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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Marion Cotillard‘s two key performances this year, in The Dark Knight Rises and now Rust and Bone, could not be more different. In TDKR she played a side-lined, generic love interest for our hero who barely managed to be interesting even with a late reveal. She also gave us one

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Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty
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The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at

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Quvenzhané Wallis in Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild
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We might as well talk about some actual awards. The New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review both announce their picks next week, but the indie circuit brought the major awards updates of the week. The Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on Monday night and offered

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The Twilight Saga is over! The series finale, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opened to nearly $141.1 million in the States over the weekend. Kristal quite enjoyed it, but I wasn’t impressed. But Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is less divisive when it comes to Oscar since

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This week we review The Master, Room 237, Rust and Bone and A Royal Affair. We also have a new found appreciation for Katy Perry’s firework and we’re not entirely sure where we stand with World War Z. Download Episode MOVIE REVIEWS Dan – The Master, Room 237 Mal –

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John Hawkes as Mark O'Brien in The Sessions
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This week’s title might come across as rude, but how much of the last week actually affected the Oscar race? It seems we may have already reached that dreaded point where events and precursors point to conclusions we’ve already figured for ourselves. It’s only a matter of time before people

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I almost devoted the majority of this week’s Oscar Watching to Ben Affleck’s fact-based thriller Argo. But we talked about that one upon its Telluride premiere. The film still merits some space here since it opened this past weekend, but again, we’ve known where that one stands for some time,

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Jacques Audiard is such a masterful filmmaker that he can turn even the most questionable material into a staggering work of cinema. After all, Rust And Bone may well have been a disaster in anyone else’s hands. A melodrama about the connection between a dismembered whale trainer, Stephanie, and an abusive

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Marion Cotillard in De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
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The Venice Film Festival is currently underway, but most of the Oscar news this week comes from the Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped just a few days ago. With that in mind, we’re skipping the Oscar prospects of this weekend’s new releases because the film festival news is far more

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Before heading into this Oscar-focused analysis of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I’d like to take some time to remember all lives directly affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where James Holmes killed and injured people who attended a midnight screening of the film on its opening night.

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