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Kevin Lincoln On “Edward Norton’s Abandoned Movie Stardom”

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Tim Gray Thinks Oscar Ought To Think Frisky Instead Of Glum

Tim Gray Thinks Oscar Ought To Think Frisky Instead Of Glum

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Kindly J. K. Simmons On Bringing The Amperage In Whiplash

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Kyle Buchanan Channels Fury

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Joshua Rothman on “What Gone Girl is Really About”

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Thedore Melfi Tells The Most Wondrous Tale How He Cast Bill Murray In St. Vincent

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Scott Feinberg Thinks Mike Binder’s Black And White Is On Its Way To Awards

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Golden Globes Change Animation Rules

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Academy Invites 271 New Members

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48 Weeks To Oscar: Reviewing The 2014 Oscar Show

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20W2O: Rebooting The Independent Spirit Awards

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20 Weeks To Oscar: 3 Days To Go

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Gurus o’ Gold: Time To Open Envelopes

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20W2O: What The Oscars Should Learn From This Super Bowl

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“Given my choice between allowing portrayals of women who are sexually manipulative, erotically aggressive, fearless in a deranged kind of way, completely true to their own temperament, desperately vital, or the alternative—wallowing in feminist propaganda and succumbing to the niceness plague—I’ll take the former.”
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“Perhaps Gone Girl‘s greatest insight is that the men aren’t mere brutish exploiters. Where a more simplistic narrative would posit that every loss for women is a gain for men, Flynn shows again and again that nobody is a winner—everyone is a dupe.”
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“I was fortunate to be in the two big film epics of the last part of the 20th century: Godfather and “Lonesome Dove” on television, which was my favorite part. That’s my “Hamlet.” The English have Shakespeare; the French, Molière. In Argentina, they have Borges, but the western is ours. I like that.”
~ Robert Duvall

“He’s not one of my heroes. He doesn’t touch me or inspire me. There are so many people who inspire me, so many people who touch my heart. It doesn’t matter if he’s not a hero of mine. It doesn’t matter if I don’t tell the whole world how honoured I am to share a prize with a man who made somebody play with words over the years. He’s a hero in cinema historically, but he’s not a personal hero of mine. Jean-Luc Godard did this press release and he mentioned he would never go and see Mommy in theatres because he already knew what Mommy was about: another ‘TV movie’ and that nowadays everything is predictable. He’s this old grinchy man. He’s the grinch from Switzerland in the mountain. Deaf, blind, smoking, literally. Basically being provocative about everything.”
~ Xavier Dolan On Jean-Luc Godard