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Steph Mont. says he hates movies but can't stop thinking about them. He hates movie critics as well, which is why he's been editing some of our film reviews and is planning on writing his own in the not too distant future.


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Oscar Winners 2017

Best Picture Arrival – Shawn Levy. Dan Levine. Aaron Ryder. David Linde. Fences – Scott Rudin. Denzel Washington. Todd Black. Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic. David Permut. Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken. Julie Yorn. Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti. Peter Chernin. Jenno Topping. Pharrell Williams. Theodore Melfi. La La Land – Fred Berger. Jordan Horowitz. Marc Platt. Lion – Emile Sherman. Iain Canning. Angie Fielder. Manchester by the Sea – Matt Damon. Kimberly Steward. Chris Moore. Lauren Beck. Kevin J. Walsh. * Moonlight – Adele Romanski. Dede Gardner. Jeremy Kleiner. Best Foreign Language Film Land of Mine (Denmark) in Danish – Martin Zandvliet. A Man Called Ove (Sweden) in Swedish – Hannes Holm. * The Salesman (Iran) in […]


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Oscar Winners 2017



2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & Unique 'Gay' Social Drama Among Film Critics' Winners

2016 movies Things to Come (pictured) and Elle have earned French cinema icon Isabelle Huppert her – surprisingly – first National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award. 2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & 'Moonlight' among National Society of Film Critics' top picks Earlier today (Jan. 7), the National Society of Film Critics announced their top 2016 movies and performances. Somewhat surprisingly, this year's NSFC list – which generally contains more offbeat entries than those of other U.S.-based critics groups – is quite similar to their counterparts', most of which came out last December. No, that doesn't mean the National Society of Film Critics has opted for the crowd-pleasing route. Instead, this awards season U.S. critics have not infrequently gone for […]


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2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & Unique 'Gay' Social Drama Among Film Critics' Winners



SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room': 2016 SAG Awards. 2016 SAG Awards Predictions: Sentiment and 'Diversity' Last-minute SAG Awards predictions, as the 2016 SAG Awards ceremony will begin in about half an hour (Jan. 30) at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, there's one clear winner at the telecast. That's veteran film and (mostly) television actress Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show, Annie), who will be handed the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be handling that particular presentation. As for the SAG Awards' competitive motion picture categories, this year remains murkier than most even though the list of likely winners has been narrowed down in recent weeks – especially […]


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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music



Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Critics' Choice Awards Best Picture nomination controversy. Critics' Choice Awards: Everybody is a nominee Your U.S.-based awards group, all-encompassingly named the Critics' Choice Awards, wants to compete with the Golden Globes to become the second-rank Academy Awards – itself a second-rank version of its former self. What to do? Well, how about finding a way to nominate everyone you can so as to ensure your awards ceremony will attract loads of celebrities, which should in turn guarantee both television coverage and the breathless attention of every possible media venue out there – whether social or unsocial? Can't leave anyone out Indeed, it seems like just about every movie released in the United States in 2015 […]


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Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone



Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited

Golden Globes' historic gif moment: Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio. 2016 Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate together again There was plenty of “diversity” at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, held on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners were male, female, white, black, openly gay, openly straight, newcomers, old-timers, American, Mexican, British, Hungarian, Italian – even film people and TV people. And let's not forget Leo and Kate. (More on the titanic reunion further below.) True, nearly all Golden Globe winners were either established Hollywood stars or fast-rising Hollywood stars-to-be. But hey, you just can't have it all. (See full list of winners and nominees further below.) Yet one must admit that […]


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited



National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, announced on Dec. 1. (Scroll down for the full list of winners.) Not including the Gotham Awards, which specifically honors independent American cinema, the National Board of Review was the first group to announce their Best of the Year picks this awards season. As a result, they were the first to indicate that George Miller's action-thriller Mad Max: Fury Road would be a major awards contender this year. Since then, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression



Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees

'The Peanuts Movie': 2016 Best Original Score Oscar contender along with 111 other titles. Oscar 2016: Best Original Score contenders range from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'The Peanuts Movie' Earlier this month (Dec. '15), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made public the list of 112 film scores eligible for the 2016 Oscar in the Best Original Score category. As found in the Academy's press release, “a Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will […]


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Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees



Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Tom Cruise action thriller 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' bypassed. 2016 Best Visual Effects Oscar semi-finalists: 'Ex Machina,' 'The Revenant' surprisingly remain in the running A couple of weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the semi-semi-finalists for the 2016 Visual Effects Academy Award. There were 20 movies on the list. On Monday, Dec. 21, the Academy announced 10 films as the actual semi-finalists; five of these will be shortlisted for the 2016 Oscar. As found in its press release, the Academy's “Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films.” The […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out





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