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Frontrunner Friday: DUNKIRK Hits the Beach Running as new #1

We have a new #1 in Best Picture this Frontrunner Friday (July 21) with Dunkirk. It also happens to be the opening day for the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan film. With a Thursday preview total of $5.5M, the WWII-era film told in three timelines is poised for a healthy opening weekend, further boosting its awards chances. Add to that a ...

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Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in the first trailer for DARKEST HOUR

Focus Features makes no bones about the sheer depth of Gary Oldman’s disappearance into becoming Winston Churchill in what looks to be one of the most physically transformative performances in recent memory. The first trailer for Darkest Hour gives us one of those loud, bombastic, plate-smashing performances that the Oscars love and Gary Oldman looks to be on his way ...

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Oscar Podcast #55: New Academy Members, Fall Festivals and July Oscar Predictions

This 55th Oscar podcast I’m joined by no less than three esteemed Gold Rush Gang members – Jason Osiason, Richard Anthony and Matt Dinn. We open on a discussion of the 774 Academy invitees announced two weeks ago and some of the backlash against names some felt were diluting the membership. We talk about how last year’s new group impacted Moonlight‘s Best Picture win this ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture: Color of Night and Forrest Gump (1994)

Color of Night – “This is worth seeing if you’re in the mood for a adult-orientated suspense thriller…with quite a lot of sex. & yes, ladies, You can see Bruce’s winky in this too.” (moviecollector, IMDb.com) Forrest Gump – “The film has been very well worked out on all levels, and manages the difficult feat of being an intimate, even delicate tale ...

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How Will Politics Impact This Year’s Oscar Race?

The Oscars are (theoretically) a celebration the best film has to offer in our society, and therefore by definition they reflect the shifting values, social mores, and political debates throughout American life. Awards shows are political, period.  This is reflected not only by the political incidents that take place during the actual Oscar show (among the most famous Sacheen Littlefeather ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Indecent Proposal and Schindler’s List (1993)

It’s baaaaack! After a long hiatus, Jeff Beachnau returns to his Worst Picture/Best Picture series comparing the Razzie’s worst film and the Oscars Best Picture side by side. For 1993 he brings us Indecent Proposal and Schindler’s List. Indecent Proposal – “Indecent Proposal could have been a very thought provoking look at the struggle of love, fidelity and morality when ...

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First trailer for BREATHE, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

In his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee, Andrew Garfield) and his wife Diana (Golden Globe Winner, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is ...

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Oscar Profile: WONDER

  Wonder Lionsgate – 11/17 Dir: Stephen Chbosky Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Izabela Vidovic What It’s About: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, ...

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