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Oscar Guide 2015

Well, here we go. After last year’s cake walk, this one’s a lot tougher to guess. Here goes nothing. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Will win: … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2015

I still haven’t seen three of the Best Picture nominees (all based on true stories, so you won’t see any of those films, except one category which doesn’t require you to actually see the film). I’m applying their rules, so Whiplash … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2015

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. The LEGO Movie for Animated Feature Having not seen any of the other nominees, I can accept that there may be one or even two animated films better than The … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2015

On Thursday, Chris Pine, Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards. In a perceived weak year, all categories are up for grabs (except Lead Actor and Lead Actress) so these guesses are just … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: The Best Films

A weak year for film? Maybe at the box office. Otherwise, this was another year stuffed to the gills with great movies, from the multiplex to the art house to your own computer. Plenty of movies took big risks and … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2014

BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman Boyhood Foxcatcher Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Into the Woods A Most Violent Year Selma Falling off: Inherent Vice, Interstellar, Unbroken Rising star: Whiplash The skinny: Well, that was an interesting … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2014

BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman Boyhood Foxcatcher Gone Girl The Imitation Game Inherent Vice Interstellar Into the Woods Unbroken Falling off: The Theory of Everything Rising star: Mr. Turner The skinny: November’s the hardest month to write this outlook, since … Continue reading

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The Weekender: You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Movie of the Week Birdman Alejandro González Iñárritu takes a break from the inter-connected tragedies he made his name with to deliver his first comedy, a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton and a spectacular showcase for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubiezki. Keaton … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2014

BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood Foxcatcher Gone Girl The Imitation Game Inherent Vice Interstellar Into the Woods The Theory of Everything Unbroken Falling off: The Grand Budapest Hotel Rising star: American Sniper The skinny: Boyhood and Gone Girl are the only … Continue reading

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