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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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The DUNKIRK Trailer, and yes, Harry Styles is in it


Just days after the release of its poster (below), Warner Bros. has given us the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s attempt at the Oscar with DUNKIRK. The trailer, as it is, feels like any number of war films and Nolan definitely seems to be striving for the legitimacy of the Academy Awards that Steven Spielberg hunted for before coming out ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (October)


Not a lot of major changes this month other than La La Land locking in its Best Picture frontrunner status with a perfect score of 100 from the Gold Rush Gang. Billy Lynn remains at #2. Manchester by the Sea swaps with Silence for the #3 and #4 spot with Moonlight, Arrival, Fences, Sully and Lion rounding out the top 10 once again. ...

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First Trailer and Poster for Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’


Ben Affleck’s fourth film as a director, Live By Night, has a first trailer and poster although, curiously, it’s the UK version and not an official US version that will be attached to Sully this weekend. It carries a 2017 release date and although that is also true for its US release, it seems that Warner Bros is holding on ...

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

From left; Freeheld, I Saw the Light, Our Brand Is Crisis and Suffragette - all on Oscar life support

  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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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Gets a Poster and a Trailer


Debuting just ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, David Gordon Green’s comedy/drama Our Brand Is Crisis gives us Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) as crisis-managing political strategists in a story loosely based on the 2002 Bolivian presidential election and documented in the non-fiction feature of the same name ...

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Our Brand Is Crisis and The Danish Girl Land Top Slots at TIFF

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's TIFF

  Sometimes timing is everything. If you look at past schedules for the Toronto International Film Festival you’ll notice a few things; which films get multiple showings and when and where they show can be the right jumping off point for Oscar talk and TIFF’s most valuable player, their People’s Choice Award. Last year The Weinstein Company‘s The Imitation Game won ...

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