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Take Flight with “Birdman” when the Critically-Acclaimed Film Soars onto Blu-ray and DVD February 17!

Nominated for Nine Academy Awards® Including “Best Picture” Winner of a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Winner of two Golden...

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Cinematography

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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American Society of Cinematographers Announce Nominees – Roger Deakins In, Bradford Young Out

Big day for the major guilds with the Writers and Costume Designers announcing earlier, the Cinematographers have weighed in with the usual Oscar suspects showing up....

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Terrence Malick Returns with the First Trailer for ‘Knight of Cups’ starring Christian Bale & Cate Blanchett

The long-awaited trailer for Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” has finally premiered, just behind the announcement of its inclusion and premiere at...

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Film Review #2: Birdman (★★★★)

In the same theatrical year that gave us gems like Fury and instant-classics like Boyhood, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) will go down as not only a...

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STUDIO CIRCUIT: Can Fox Searchlight take back-to-back Best Picture Oscars?

Fox Searchlight is likely still bathing in the joy of their successful (if not stressful) Best Picture campaign from 2013, where they managed to take the crown while...

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Film Review: Birdman (★★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: I think we’ve all been exceptionally good this year because Christmas came early with Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s masterful...

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Is ‘BIRDMAN’ a bird, a man, or a masterpiece? – Telluride Word is Big

Yesterday, Telluride brought us solid word on Wild and great word on The Imitation Game.  Telluride Day 2 brings us rapturous word on Alejandro González...

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OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly”...

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Tom Hardy to costar with Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant’

  Here’s a project that probably is going to get discussed a lot between now and it’s likely 2015 release date. After Birdman, Alejandro González...

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With a Confirmed One Shot Trick, Is ‘Birdman’ This Year’s “Weird” Oscar Nominee?

For months I’ve anticipated the return of Alejandro González Iñárritu. and his teaming with Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emmanuel Lubezki, in his film...

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Awards Profile: Birdman

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo Cast: Michael Keaton,...

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Oscars 2014 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Sam Coffey)

Clayton has given me the honor of being the first Awards Circuit writer out of the gate to cement my Academy Award predictions.  All the guilds and groups have weighed...

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Oscar Circuit: Best Cinematography

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar...

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American Society of Cinematographers Reward Emmanuel Lubezki and ‘Gravity’

It might be time to actually start realistically accepting the notion that Emmanuel Lubezki is finally about to win an Oscar. We joked a few years ago that he’d...

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Could ‘Gravity’ bring about a new Best Visual Imaging Oscar category?

A potentially interesting bit of Oscar related news might have come out of the annual Visual Effects Society summit that’s going on. Essentially, after films like...

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Gravity (★★★½)

Gravity is pure, unfiltered cinema as a visual experience, plain and simple. This is, on a technical level at least, THE finest achievement of 2013. As a film on the...

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The Power of ‘Gravity’ and Where It Can Go in Awards Season

It’s no secret that Science Fiction doesn’t get the respect it deserves in the Academy.  Some of the best films ever created have been given the shaft in...

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Gravity (★★★★)

There is a sensational and overwhelming power that Alfonso Cuarón‘s space thriller “Gravity” possesses and manages to sustain in its 90 minute run...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – ’12 Years a Slave’ Poised to Make History, Redford the Frontrunner?

In order to try to keep up with all the awards news that is dropping by the second from the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals and later on in the month with Toronto...

Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ Trailer Arrives

Terence Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder, played at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year, and now we are finally getting a look at this first...

American Society of Cinematographers Award Winners!

Behold: Feature Film: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life” Television Episodic Series/Pilot, One Hour: Jonathan Freeman, “Boardwalk Empire,”...

Sizing Up the Best Cinematography Field

Continuing with our look at the crafts categories is the favorite of many an Oscarphile, and it’s easy to see why.  After all, aren’t the specific lighting and...