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    Top 10: Closing Chapters of Trilogies

    The job of the final entry in a trilogy is to successfully wrap up the story we’ve fallen in love with. The best of them also give our favorite characters satisfying conclusions to arcs developed over decades. There’s no better feeling than watching a closing chapter live up to and build upon everything we’ve seen. […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2013 Adapted Screenplay Missed Out on a Nomination?

    Welcome to the thirty-eighth entry in our Six Circuit series. Our focus this week goes to the 2013 Best Adapted Screenplay race. This year’s Oscar nominations went almost exclusively to the same movies. Of the twenty acting nominees, only ten different movies were represented. Of those ten movies, eight of them were Best Picture nominees. […] More

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    INTERVIEW: Ethan Hawke talks ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Predestination’

    There’s really no other way to put it…Ethan Hawke is on one hell of a ride right now. He’s been pretty consistent his whole career, rarely appearing in anything that really made you wonder about his choices, but now he’s just on another planet. Basically, beginning in 2013 when Before Midnight blew most of us […] More

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

    Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Adapted Screenplay. And the Nominees are 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley OSCAR SCENE: Soloman says that he will survive Before Midnight – Julie […] More

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    Writers Guild of America Award Predictions – ‘Hustle’ vs. ‘Her’

    The Writers Guild of America will bestow their honors this weekend.  Naturally, we have some Oscar overlay but we’ll be looking to the guild for one answer and one answer alone: how strong is David O. Russell‘s American Hustle?  The exact Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay are nominated by the Writers Guild.  We are […] More

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    Forest Whitaker to Receive Joel Siegel Award from BFCA; Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy Get LOUIS XIII Genius Award

    Read the Press Release: The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced that it will be honoring Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Award, to be presented to him by his co-star in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey.  Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater will receive this year’s Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius […] More

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    Top 10 of 2013 – The Editor’s Take on a Historic Year for Cinema

    What a fantastic year.  Just so much to be grateful for with family, friends, good health, and so on but one thing is just an amazing year at the movies.   Creating a top ten list has never felt so daunting.  At least 25 films made a play for my list, looking solid at one […] More

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