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72nd Venice Film Festival Announces All Three International Juries

The selection is complete for the members of all three international Juries (Venezia 72, Orizzonti, “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film) at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (2-12 September 2015), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Veneziachaired by Paolo Baratta. Venezia 72 The distinguished members of the Jury for the Venezia 72 ...

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International Cinephile Society winners: Llewyn Davis faces Adèle

For the 11th incarnation of their awards, the iconoclasts of the International Cinephile Society actually picked quite a few films that did well with other organizations. Biggest winners were the Coen brothers (always a favorite with this group), which took home Best Picture for Inside Llewyn Davis, along with Best Actor (a shared award between Oscar Isaac and The Wolf Of ...

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Visual Effects Society Awards: Gravity and Frozen Sweep

Adding one more lock to its inevitable Oscar win, Gravity dominated the Visual Effects Society’s (VES) awards, winning six of its seven nominations, including the main win of the night, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture. Last night’s wins just add to the caché of awards that Gravity has collected in the last few weeks, including wins ...

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BAFTA : How It Could Influence the Oscar Race

By Alex K Kay For all intents and purposes, the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (popularly acronym’d as BAFTA) is the penultimate bellwether precursor event before the big one: the Oscars. The critics groups have had their say, the Golden Globes have sprinkled their fairy dust on the proceedings, giving 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle their ...

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DGA Winners: Gravity Soars, Breaking Bad and 30 Rock Finales Score

Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking work on Gravity has won him the Directors Guild of America’s top prize tonight, the best precursor for the road to the Oscar. He is the first Latino and only the second non-Caucasian in the DGA’s history to win (Ang Lee is the other, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Cuarón’s humble response? “Thank you. Let’s have a drink!” ...

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DGA Preview: Does Gravity Have Weight?

The Directors Guild of America hands out its highest honor tonight and by all accounts this should be Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón’s to lose. He’s run away with the lion’s share of critics awards for his work on Gravity and has been the frontrunner for the DGA and the Oscar since the film’s release. Currently, all Gold Rush Gang members have ...

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Critics’ Choice Awards, or how 12YAS did well in the wrong place

In the wake of the Oscar nomination, the Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night. One can question their usefulness in predicting the Oscars now that they were held after the nominations were revealed, especially since 12 Years A Slave, which underperformed on nomination morning, did comparatively well here, winning Best Picture, Best Supporting ...

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DGA nominations: Wolf rises, Nebraska left out in the cold

The Directors Guild of America announced their nominations today, and made the battle for those final spots interesting again. The expected four were all there: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity, Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave, David O. Russell for American Hustle, and Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips. Nabbing the fifth and final spot was veteran Martin Scorsese for The ...

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