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Of the Day – Episode 14 – 11.12.09

Read of the Day: indieWIRE has compiled a list of the biggest Oscar snubs of the aughts. Definitely agree with Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill performance, United 93 for Best Picture and Paul Giamatti for American Splendor and Sideways performances. [indieWIRE] News of the Day: Martin Scorcese will be receiving the Cecil B. Demille Award at […]

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Of the Day – Episode 5 – 10.23.09

Read of the Day: October is horror movie month and one of my all-time favorites is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Check out Danny Leigh’s write-up of why that movie gets better with each successive viewing. [The Guardian] News of the Day: Neill Blomkamp, director of Sci-Fi hit District 9 has signed on to direct another […]

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Of the Day – Episode 2 – 10.20.09

Read of the Day: Ron Henriques over at Latino Review has posted a…though provoking…article about subtle racism in movie posters. Most of his arguments are completely ridiculous, but kind of funny nonetheless. [Latino Review] News of the Day: Apparently Roland Emmerich, the director famous for blowing up the world, has announced his next film – […]

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Catching Up on the Foreign Film Categories

The early October deadline for the Foreign Film category entries is fast approaching and each subsequent day brings more submissions from around the globe. In my last batch of Oscar predictions, I included an update on the Foreign Film race even though I knew almost nothing about what was coming. By now many of those […]

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‘The White Ribbon’ is Germany’s Oscar Selection

Scratch John Rabe from the Best Foreign Film nominations. Germany has officially selected Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon as its selection for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. The film is a black-and-white drama set in a rural German village during WWI. Here is the synopsis from Variety: The drama recounts a series of disturbing events […]

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Most Anticipated Films of the Third Trimester

As I have mentioned in the past, I like to think of the year as divided into three trimesters – the beginning of the year studio dumping grounds between January and April, the summer blockbusters and Indie hits from May through August, and the adult-aimed Awards-bait films that appear between September and December. The quality […]

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Word Comes in On U.S. Releases of Cannes Favorites

Variety has reported that Sony Pictures Classics will release Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon in the U.S. on Christmas Day in New York and L.A. I’m assuming it will get a limited release the week after. It joins the wide releases Sherlock Holmes (meh) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (ouch). In other […]

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Top 10 Films Cannes Made Me Excited For

The Cannes Film Festival wrapped up today with the announcement of the winners earlier today. If you’re like me you spent the past two weeks closely following the festival and trying to decipher which films will see success if they reach the United States. While a lot of the films that screened at Cannes will […]

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Cannes Palme d’Or Awards Predictions

Cannes wraps up for good tomorrow with the final awards announcement coming sometime in the afternoon. Having not been at the festival I only have reactions from those who were there to gauge how the jury might be leaning. One thing to remember is that the Cannes jury more often than not disagrees with international […]

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Vulture Looks at the Cannes Awards Race

Dennis Lim of New York Magazine’s Culture Vulture is calling Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon the frontrunner for this year’s Palme d’Or. He says the film: …has an edge, as the most obviously cerebral film in a competition overflowing with genre titles. He also cals Tahar Rahim from A Prophet the frontrunner for Best Actor […]

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