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    Top 10: Films Set in the Ocean

    Films set at sea are special because of the variety of themes this sub-genre can conjure. Whether it’s a tale of endurance, a magical underwater adventure, or a gritty true-life story, some of the most memorable scenes in cinematic history have taken place out at sea. From pre-code Hollywood to today’s cinematic landscape, there has […] More

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    Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most requested Six Spot: Best Actor 2013. But before we dive into that, I want to assure everyone that I do, indeed, […] More

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    A24 Picks Up J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ from Sundance

    Sometimes at a film festival, your movie doesn’t even need to have been shot yet in order for it to get acquired. Such is the case in Park City right now for J.C. Chandor‘s next film A Most Violent Year. Coming off of All is Lost and having a cast that includes Oscar Isaac and […] More

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    15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

    Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that we’ve seen.  In a year where films exceeded many of our expectations, the screenwriters came through in a big way.  As AMPAS voters have their ballots and […] More

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    Around the Circuit: December 8 – December 14

      Link(s) of the week: Awards Daily’s debuted Marshall Flores’ (who I’m a big fan of) new column dealing with one of my favorite aspects of the awards race: stats! Other worthy news from around the web… In Contention’s Kris Tapley assessed the fallout of the first round of critics’ awards, which left the race […] More

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    Spotlight on Scores: ‘All is Lost’ and The Butterfly’s Dream’

    As the awards race is starting to settle and possible nominees begin to appear over and over, it’s always wise to parse through the films and see if there are any hidden gems or possibilities for upsets. This week’s Spotlight on Scores takes a gander at two scores that are making some noise out here […] More

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    Watch the SoundWorks Collection on ‘All is Lost’

    You just got to love these.  Whatever you say about J.C. Chandor’s film All is Lost, the sound design on the film is absolutely stunning.  Check out SoundWorks’ latest profile on the film. Movie Studio Sound Studio Director Original Music Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate Skywalker Sound J.C. Chandor Alex Ebert They’re description: In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection […] More

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