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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Bolero and Amadeus (1984)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lida MacGillivery, two brilliant artists who are masters in their work. Wolfie, a composer who makes exquisite music almost without even trying, and Lida, an exquisite woman who has trouble losing her virginity almost without even trying. BOLERO and AMADEUS BOLERO – “This erotic drama is wonderfully filmed, whether the English countryside, Spain or Bo’s cleavage it ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Inchon and Gandhi (1982)

Two epic films were released in 1982 that focused on key moments in Asia in the twentieth century. Gandhi, a film about the famous Indian who helped his country gain independence from the British Empire, and Inchon, a film focusing on a key battle during the Korean War. Both films were dream projects of the filmmakers involved. INCHON and GANDHI ...

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In Search of Lost Time: Looking at the Small Stuff in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Here is a wonderful piece on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel from one of Awardswatch’s most esteemed members, Alex Bean. It’s featured on his blog, The Addison Recorder, which is a must-see site for film reviews and conversation. In the very best films there are always a handful of quiet things that insist on the large-scale completeness and grandeur ...

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2014 Emmy Rule Changes Announced: Minis and Movies Split Again

When the Television Academy announced in 2011 that they were going to merge the Made for TV Movie and Miniseries categories, it had many of us scratching our heads. Not only are both categories in full bloom of possibilities for competition, networks are freely embracing the new ‘anthology’ of shows like American Horror Story and True Detective. Thankfully, a movement ...

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AwardsWatch Weekly Music Roundup: Week of February 2, 2014

  What George Portades is listening to this week… Alice Smith, “Fool For You” I’m not sure if she recorded this song first, or if it really is a cover of the Grammy-winning single by Cee-Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, but there’s something to be said when another rendition of a song tops the original. I really adored her debut ...

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Sundance Film Festival 2014 Roundup

Amidst the increasingly stale Oscar race, where the nominations have been announced and all but a couple races have been set, the Sundance Film Festival has often been a welcome look into the potential contenders of the coming Oscar race. Sometimes it’s a strong indicator, as in 2010 when nine films (including two of the Best Picture nominees, Winter’s Bone and The Kids ...

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AwardsWatch Weekly Music Roundup: Week of January 26, 2014

What George Portades is listening to this week… SWV f/A.X., “Show Off” It feels so good to see my girls SWV (Taj, Lelee & Coko aka Sisters With Voices if you didn’t remember!) back in the spotlight with some new tour dates and a brand new weTV reality series called “SWV Reunited” that just premiered. While there’s been a resurgence ...

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