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After a Disappointing October at the Theaters, Get Ready for a Terrific November.

Maybe it’s me, but I thought that the October opening of the Oscar season this year was kind of a dud. The two leading Best Picture contenders released widely in October, The Birth of a Nation and The Girl on the Train, were over-hyped. 774 more words


Anime hit Your Name to get Academy Award-qualifying U.S. theatrical run this year

Move would make Makoto Shinkai’s hit eligible for consideration at February’s Oscar awards, but does it have a chance of winning? 524 more words


Interview: Royal Teeth (with Rooney @RexTheater in Pittsburgh on October 27)

What is it to be an amateur?  Is it to be inexperienced?  Is it to lack the knowledge of how to do something at an expert level?  700 more words

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The Oscar Bait Formula

What is Oscar Bait? Oscar Bait is a term used in the film industry that describes certain characteristics of a movie that tend to then be nominated for an Oscar. 464 more words

Sifting Through Election Years for Oscar Clues

With voters heading to the polls in two weeks to bring a merciful end to the presidential election, perhaps taking stock of the history of the Oscars as viewed through the lens of other election years will help offer insight into this year’s race. 645 more words


Historia de un oso / Bear Story

“Story of a Bear” is a book based on the self-titled animated short, that won an Oscar Award this year.

The production was directed by Gabriel Osorio, who worked during four years with his team to tell a story that was inspired in the exile and family. 144 more words


Bob Dylan, Bill Murray and Henry Kissinger: When honorees don't want their prize, they win it anyway

On Sunday night, the ever-elusive Bill Murray took the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award he actively avoided receiving. 758 more words