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    Top 10: A-List Ensembles

    The key ingredient to having a flawless acting ensemble is every actor, from the main lead to a small cameo, doing quality work. If a picture has an ensemble packed with star power, that should only attract more interest. The new murder mystery “Knives Out” might do just that since it features names like Chris […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2014 Original Screenplay Learned the ‘Unexpected Virtue of an Oscar Snub’

    Welcome to the thirty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. The screenplay races often hold the key to predicting Best Picture. Of the last ten Best Picture winners, eight have won one of the two screenplay categories. Only “The Artist” and “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture without a corresponding screenplay win. Comparatively, only half of […] More

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    Best Picture or (The Unexpected Virtue of Best Editing)

    Casual Oscar watchers are often surprised to find out that one of the best bellwethers of Best Picture success comes in the form of a Best Editing nomination. The two share a link that is hard to ignore. Editing first became an Oscar category in 1934, and since then, only 10 films have won Best […] More

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    The Overdue: Can Michael Keaton’s Comeback Win Him an Oscar?

    Few careers go from not being third billed in a poorly reviewed “Robocop” remake to leading two consecutive Best Picture winners. However, not many actors have a career that spans three decades like Michael Keaton does. If there’s one thing that Hollywood loves more than a movie star, it is a comeback story. No longer […] More

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    ‘LA LA LAND’ Lands with a Bang – Venice 2016

    The opener of the Venice Film Festival may not always pop, but when it does, it’s big.  Recent Venice openers include Black Swan, Gravity, and Birdman–all of which won big Oscars.  Today, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land opened the fest, and the reactions are nothing short of glowing.  Special notice is given not only to Chazelle […] More

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    Community: What are the Ten Best Films of the Century?

    On social media platforms, critics and movie-goers are constructing their list of the best films of the century for BBC.  With sixteen years into the 2000’s, I thought I could weigh in with my own personal list, while inviting our readership to include their own. This will all break into our long-standing argument among the […] More

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    Michael Fassbender in Talks to Play Serial Killer in ‘Entering Hades’

    Michael Fassbender is going to hell and back for his next role. The actor is in talks to star as a serial killer in Broad Green Pictures’ screen adaptation of the true crime novel “Entering Hades.” “Entering Hades” is a shocking true crime story by John Leake. It follows acclaimed Austrian reporter and author Jack […] More

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    Six Spot: Best Supporting Actress (2014)

    Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s Six Spot on the […] More

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    Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

    Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot?  In case you missed last week’s article about the 2015 […] More

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    Michael Keaton Joins “American Assassin” Film Adaptation

    Michael Keaton has been cast in the big screen adaptation of Vince Flynn’s novel “American Assassin.” “American Assassin” is to be directed by Michael Cuesta (“Kill the Messenger”), with a screenplay by Stephen Schiff. Keaton has been cast as Cold War vet Stan Hurley. The film is based on one of the 14 novels by […] More

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