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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST DIRECTOR (March)

Top: Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne
Bottom: Dee Rees, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Joe Wright

The Best Director top five for March mirrors the Best Picture top five and right now that’s a ‘safe’ prediction. We know that the directing branch of the Academy always throws us for a loop right at the end but for now matching them up makes sense. We are looking for Kathryn Bigelow to make a big Oscar comeback this ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

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As with the new Best Picture predictions, there is movement due to the failure of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk to generate positive reviews after its NYFCC screening. This results in its director, two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, falling off the list completely – just as his film did. This helps everyone else, of course, with Martin Scorsese (Silence), Kenneth Lonergan ...

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Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner Character Posters for ‘Arrival,’ Plus TV Spots

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The marketing blitz for Paramount’s sci-fi drama Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, is hitting full steam this week with two brand new character posters for each actor, a collection of the multiple TV spots for the film and culminating in the film opening the Mill Valley Film Festival last night with Adams in tow. The film also recently ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (October)

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The top 5 remains the same but its placement that matters and La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle has vaulted over Ang Lee (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk) with a near perfect score. Martin Scorsese (Silence), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) round out the cream of the crop but, just as in Best Picture, Jackie‘s Pablo ...

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LA LA LAND and ARRIVAL to Open 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

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SAN RAFAEL, CA (September 8, 2016) – Returning for its 39th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (October 6 – 16, 2016), presented by the California Film Institute, announced today that the official Opening Night selections for 2016 are the Lionsgate release La La Land, and Paramount Pictures’ Arrival. Both films are fresh from their Telluride and Venice Film Festival premieres and will ...

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Venice Review Roundup: La La Land, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals

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Three of Oscar season’s biggest titles made their debuts in Venice this week and the reviews so far have been pretty stellar. Sometimes a Venice launch of a highly anticipated film ends up with a decidedly muted response (like The Danish Girl last year) but not this year. These three Oscar hopefuls, which includes an Amy Adams 1-2 punch, are finding tanto ...

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