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Are There Legitimate Musical/Comedy Contenders for the Golden Globes?

The 2014 Musical/Comedy races at the Golden Globes look bleak. After one of the best Musical/Comedy fields in memory in 2014, it looks like we’re back to a crop of...

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Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the...

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86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy...

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Watch the First Trailer for the Remake of ‘Annie’ Starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Cameron Diaz

As the Oscars move firmly behind all of us, we venture off ahead to the 2014 film year with ease and aggression.  There are many who will call looking at the year...

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NYFF: 12 Years a Slave (★★★½)

As tough as you might imagine a Steve McQueen directed film about slavery to be, quite frankly 12 Years a Slave is even harder to sit through than you’d expect....

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Cameron Diaz Will Play Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’

Cameron Diaz has completed a contract to play Miss Hannigan in the remake of  Annie, opposite Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role. Jamie Foxx...

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’12 Years a Slave’ Images Show Intensity from Fassbender and Ejifor!

Likely in my top two most anticipated films of the year is Steve McQueen’s upcoming 12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejifor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt....

Awards Profile: 12 Years A Slave

Directed By: Steve McQueen Written By: Steve McQueen and John Ridley Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul...

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two...

Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored...

The 10 Biggest Breakthrough Performances Of 2012

As we discussed on one of our previous Power Hour podcasts, it can be hard to define what a “breakthrough” performance/year really is. It could be someone...

BFI London Film Festival – DAY 3

Laurence Anyways (****) I can count on one hand the amount of times in my life when I’ve left a cinema buzzing from what I’d just watched; exhilarated by the...

Quvenzhane Wallis joins Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years A Slave’!

Despite the issues that I had with ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, easily the best part of that flick was the lead performance of young actress Quvenzhane...

Beasts of the Southern Wild (***½)

In the grand scheme of film criticism and the notion that groundbreaking directors can be born right out of their first feature, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the...

Weekend Openings (June 29-July 1)

Looks like this weekend will go down in the books as one of pleasant surprises, both financially and quality-wise.  Whether that will translate into Oscar nominations...

Beasts of the Southern Wild (***)

Another year, another widely loved indie Oscar contender that I just can’t get as excited about as the masses do. Last year, it was ‘The Tree of Life’...

Beasts of the Southern Wild (****)

The first major Academy Award™ contender is officially upon us with Benh Zeitlin’s hypnotically spellbinding Beasts of the Southern Wild. The hype for this film...

Awards Profile: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directed By: Benh Zeitlin Written By: Lucy Alibar, Behn Zeitlin Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Synopsis (from IMDB): Faced with her father’s fading...