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2019 Oscars: The Directors (March)

This year promises a wealth of directors all angling for Oscar votes. From previous Oscar winners to breakthroughs waiting to happen to a chance for a female director nominee two years in a row. There’s even a chance that two could be nominated in one year. After the most diverse lineup in Oscar history just last season, there will be ...

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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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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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Critics’ choices or Oscar predictions? BFCA announces nominations

“The single most accurate precursor to the Oscars….“. If ever it was more blatantly clear what the Broadcast Film Critics Association is actually trying to do each year, it was today when they made their nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards public. The list is filled with the usual suspects, with hardly a suprise in sight. Perhaps the biggest ...

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Review: Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013)

2013 seems to be the year of survival stories. From Gravity to All is Lost and here with Captain Phillips the one man (or woman) against the world scenario is rich and in full effect. The hijacking of the U.S. container ship the Maersk Alabama in April of 2009 was big news, with a major military undertaking and whose details ...

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