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[2009] A Serious Man

The Coen Brothers have carved themselves a particular pastiche – most notably through the hyper-specifc self-reference and high-flying humor that’s usually black, or dark, and wrapped-up in some macabre topic. 882 more words

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Oscar Watch: The Imitation Game

Another day, another potential Oscar contender to discuss on the blog. This time it’s The Imitation Game from the Weinstein Company, which had its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival and opens domestically November 21. 165 more words

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Todd's Early Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

Today we’ve arrived at day 3 of my first round of Oscar predictions and that means Best Actress is on deck. If you missed my early calls for the Supporting categories, you can read them here: 129 more words

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Oscar Watch: Wild

Last year, Jean-Marc Vallee directed two actors to Oscar wins – Matthew McConaughey for Actor and Jared Leto for Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyer’s Club. … 170 more words

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THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE continues at Weekend Theater

The Lortel and Tony winning dark comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane continues its run at the Weekend Theater tonight.

Written by Oscar winner Martin McDongah, this play is set in the mountains of Connemara County, Galway, Ireland and tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement. 150 more words

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Harry Belafonte To Receive Honorary Academy Award


After years without a proper Oscar nomination, Legendary actor/singer and social activist Harry Belafonte will be getting his due at a stand-alone ceremony later this year. 87 more words

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Harry Belafonte To Receive Honorary Academy Award

After years without a proper Oscar nomination, Legendary actor/singer and social activist Harry Belafonte will be getting his due at a stand-alone ceremony later this year. 87 more words

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