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Aren’t we ready for next year – our own year-in-advance picks we know we’ll laugh at in several months’ time, the obvious Oscar bait that fizzles out for one reason or another, the films that catch fire at the last minute, the campaign chicanery? But we still have this Oscar

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The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) weighs in with its picks on Feb. 16, and that’s really

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Yesterday, I began my series on the Oscar-nominated shorts with a look at the animated contenders; today I look to the live-action shorts. (I’ll offer my thoughts on the documentary shorts tomorrow.) Here, we experience several better told, more compelling stories than many full-length narratives. Do I Have to Take

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