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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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The Trailer and Poster for ‘Truth,’ starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

  The much anticipated trailer and poster for Sony Pictures Classics‘ Truth, starring Academy Award-winners Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford have dropped we have them. Part All the President’s Men, part Broadcast News, Truth is a riveting piece of cinema with a powerhouse performance by Cate Blanchett. Sony Pictures Classics could be looking at their third Best Actress Oscar in ...

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When Oscar Bait Fails: How Film Festival Response Makes or Breaks a Film

  What has happened to this Oscar season? The Toronto International Film Festival, currently underway, is normally the jumping off point, or in some cases the breeding ground, for the season’s major Oscar players and for the most part many of them are here. But one by one, they’ve been shot down, bang bang. Hype and hope collided and didn’t ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (August)

Robert De Niro (Joy) sees his lead increase, putting his vote total to a near perfect score and maintaining his #1 status. His strength in this race has been one of the most consistent in the early season. His Oscar comeback in Silver Linings Playbook (also from #1 director David O. Russell) could have put him on track for a ...

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Can Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Handle the ‘Truth’?

Even though the film is due in less than three months, we’re just now getting our first look at Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in the true story of the “Rathergate” period of CBS News when Dan Rather was unceremoniously on his way out after a 2004 report about George W. Bush’s ability to avoid service during the Vietnam War ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (July)

Robert De Niro (Joy) continues his pretty comfortable lead on his nearest competitor, Tom Hardy (The Revenant) and actually increases a bit. De Niro is starting to feel like a winner even before a trailer or production still from Joy has been released (watch for the trailer to drop next week). Strange, right? The thing is, even though De Niro ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (June)

Some big changes this month in Best Actor. The top two guys, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant are still firmly in #1 and #2, respectively, and even move up in points a bit. Redmayne, now with 49, has 1st place votes with nine of the ten Gold Rush Gang members (I’m looking at ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: A Most Violent Year

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter.  Having previously covered two of this year’s Oscar hopefuls about which the most is known to the public, this week we turn to a film ...

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