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'American Sniper' screenwriter discusses backlash with 'Time'

The controversy surrounding American Sniper sparked a recent interview from Time with the film’s screenwriter, Jason Hall, about writing what might be the most hotly debated Oscar film… 135 more words

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A Haunting Ida (Foreign Film- Poland)

Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Ida is a haunting black and white film about two women searching for answers in post World War II Poland.

Ida is a very slow film as well as not in color and not shot in the widescreen ratio we have become accustomed to as of late.   113 more words

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Nominated directors discussing their remarkable films

In honor of Oscar season, The Hollywood reporter website had a roundtable discussion with the Oscar nominated directors to discuss their films that they created this past year. 44 more words

Directors Guild Of America Award Nominations

You know it is a great year when everything begins to fall into place. The Directors Guild of America announces their nominees and I agree with every single director on the list. 188 more words

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A Patriotic American Sniper

Clint Eastwood‘s return to military film is his best directorial effort since the underrated Gran Torino in 2008.  American Sniper is great but not amazing. 302 more words

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Oscar Season: Houston Film Critics Society Awards

One more win for “Boyhood” tells us what we already know, that Linklater’s 12 year darling will be the belle of the ball at the Oscars this year, with “Birdman” coming from behind with some likely technical wins. 180 more words

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Oscar Season: Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Some love for “American Sniper” late in the game from Denver, with a Best Picture win and a tied win for Best Actor. The rest is pretty much by the book at this point. 132 more words

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