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Meryl Streep and the Oscars: A Very Long Love Affair

There seems to be a consensus between public opinion, critics and industry in claiming Meryl Streep as the greatest living actress on Earth. It is not without justification that Meryl has become the person with the highest number of nominations in acting categories in the history of the Oscars, receiving 17 nominations in over 30 years of a professional career, …

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German …

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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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Review: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

Since Alfonso Cuarón’s audacious dystopian sci-fi film, Children of Men, was released in 2006, cinephiles everywhere have been wondering how, and later as the years ticked on, when he would follow-up on the ambition and promise of that film. Now at last the wait is over. Gravity has been released, and those who fail to find the movie a worthwhile follow-up to Cuarón’s last will …

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Grace of Monaco Moves to 2014

In a sudden move this week, Grace of Monaco, the Nicole Kidman-starrer about the tumultuous life of actress Grace Kelly and her ascension to royalty was abruptly pulled from The Weinstein Company’s fall slate and shuttled to a Spring 2014 release. This news comes after a recent test screening in New York City last week (attended by members of AwardWatch) …

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Mud is the first screener to hit AMPAS

 Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate dug their heels deep into the Mud, making it the first official screener for AMPAS, marking the beginning of the long trek to the Dolby Theater next March. The Jeff  Nichols-directed film, co-starring Matthew McConaughey, made $21 million dollars earlier this spring, making it one of the biggest breakout indie hits of the year. Not to …

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