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    Top 10: Best Joaquin Phoenix Performances

    Known for playing dark, complex characters, Joaquin Phoenix has built a reputation as one of the best working actors today. From villains to music icons to lost souls, Phoenix has laid down an impressive body of work. Known as a curious figure off screen, it’s his transformative characters on screen that make him so unique. […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: What is Your Favorite Joaquin Phoenix Performance?

    Joaquin Phoenix is one of the most accomplished actors of his generation. With a career that spans three decades, Phoenix has given a slew of dynamic performances. His role in “Joker” is the latest to join his varied filmography. Not to mention, he’s garnering Oscar buzz for his portrait of the Clown Prince of Crime. […] More

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    Florida Film Critics Circle Nominations – ‘First Man’ Takes Off, Sakura Ando Gets Supporting Actress Nom

    “First Man” has been struggling over the season, but Florida is trying to help the film take off. The 2018 Florida Film Critics Circle announced their nominations and went big for “First Man” this year. The Damien Chazelle film picked up nominations in Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress, and a handful of craft categories. “The Favourite” led the […] More

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    Boston Online Film Critics Association Winners – ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Hammers the Competition

    “You Were Never Really Here” fails to live up to its title. The Boston Online Film Critics Association honored it with four prizes for its yearly awards this week. It managed to win Best Picture, Best Director for Lynne Ramsay, Best Editing, and Best Score. So as awards season progresses, people may be reminded that “You […] More

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    Directed by Women: 2018’s Unsung Awards Contenders in Writing, Music, and Performance (Part 2 of 3)

    Yesterday, we started looking at the Academy’s history in terms of recognizing films directed by women. If you missed it, be sure to go back and see some dismaying, if not entirely surprising, statistics. We also examined several key crafts races, paying special attention to films that may not be considered likely nominees, but that […] More

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    Directed by Women: 2018’s Unsung Awards Contenders in the Crafts (Part 1 of 3)

    Every year, as another awards season looms, we look to the statistics of awards seasons past to predict which historical precedents are poised to fall. The stats on underrepresented artists collecting Oscar nominations are always disheartening. The percentages never seem to change, even with the shifting demographics of an expanding Academy. And even with the […] More

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    Chicago Film Critics Association Announces Nominations, ‘Roma’ Leads the Nominations

    Another big critics group announced their nominations today. The Chicago Film Critics Association gave their support to a lot of different kinds of films today. Not only did big films like “A Star Is Born” get strong citations, but “Hereditary” picked up a Best Picture nomination. “Roma” led the way with nine nominations. With a very diverse […] More

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    NBR Analysis: Best Picture Race is ‘Green Book’ vs. ‘A Star is Born’ – Cooper’s Film Made NBR History Today

    The National Board of Review announced their winners today and offered up some direction to the awards season race, just a day after the Gotham Awards weighed in on Monday. Here are some highlights, tidbits, and thoughts on the winners: Universal Pictures’ “Green Book” got a huge boost today after performing sub-standard at the box […] More

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    Do The Independent Spirit Awards Help Movies Get Into Best Picture?

    People used to say “win on Indie Spirits night, lose on Oscar night.” This adage formed after multiple decades of the Independent Spirit Award winner for Best Picture did not line up with Oscar’s pick. After “Platoon” won in 1986, it took 25 years before “The Artist” broke the curse. Since then, five of the […] More

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