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Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

Beautiful, lyrical trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH (Netherlands)

A lovely trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth debuted today, from the Netherlands. It’s lyrical, sweet and even though it doesn’t feature Jane Fonda’s much talked about wild, scene-stealing turn, it manages to evoke the sense of longing for the past that that lives up to the film’s title. Youth will be released by Fox Searchlight on December 5th.

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38th Mill Valley Film Festival: Confirmed Local Filmmakers and Documentaries

The Mill Valley Film Festival Returns for its 38th Year Celebrating the Best in Independent and World Cinema October 8 – 18, 2015 LOCAL FILMMAKERS AND DOCUMENTARIES SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (July 31, 2015) – Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented annually by the California Film Institute (CFI), will be held Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, …

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE, MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING, VISUAL EFFECTS (August)

Next up in the Gold Rush Gang’s 2016 Oscar predictions are three categories that always come with eligibility stipulations and sometimes controversy. Accusations of cronyism, bake-offs and shortlists rule Original Score, Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects in a way that other categories (save the committees for Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, those have even deeper roots of controversy) …

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Bradley Cooper looks for fireworks and immortality in ‘BURNT’ trailer

  After multiple test screenings and name changes (first it was Chef, then Adam Jones) The Weinstein Company is ready to release Burnt, the chef drama starring three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper). Cooper plays rockstar chef Adam Jones who has a meteoric rise and an equally precipitous falling star drop after being consumed …

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2016 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN, COSTUME DESIGN, CINEMATOGRAPHY aka The Coffee Table Awards

What used to be referred to as ‘The Coffee Table Awards’ back in the earlier days of Oscar watching have become much more extravagant and interesting. The 90s, chock full of prestigious period pieces like Shakespeare in Love, Restoration and The Madness of King George dominated the Production Design (then Art Direction) category. The 00s made room for musicals with contained set …

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Trumbo Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

The first look at Bleecker Street’s TRUMBO, starring Bryan Cranston as blacklisted Hollywood writer Dalton Trumbo is here and it’s a fun and flashy trailer. The film tells the story of Trumbo, the American screenwriter and novelist who came under fire from the House Un-American Activities Committee and labeled a Communist. He was blacklisted in the “Hollywood 10” when he refused …

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The Hateful Eight TRAILER

The trailer for the 8th film from two-time Oscar winning director Quentin Tarantino is here and it’s a pretty great looking two and half minutes. With vivid cinematography from Robert Richardson (Natural Born Killers, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2) and a stellar cast of Oscar nominees like Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Tim Roth (Rob …

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TIFF40 Announces Masters, Vanguard, Doc Slate: Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Wim Wenders, Gaspar Noé and more

  TIFF has announced the list of films screening as part of the 2015 Masters, Vanguard, Cinematheque, Docs, and Midnight programmes, which includes Cannes Best Director winner The Assassin by Hsiao-Hsien-Hou, Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine, and the Cannes Midnight premiere, explicit sex drama Love from Gaspar Noé. Also represented this year are new docs from Frederick Wiseman (In …

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