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2016 Oscar Predictions: July Update

So the big news this month is that The Zookeeper’s Wife has been pushed to next year. Depending on your perspective, this can be a good thing because it makes the field less crowded, but it also means that a lot of the categories seem weaker now. 835 more words

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Oscar Watch: The Infiltrator

On July 13, The Infiltrator hits theaters and reviews for the 1980s set true life drug tale began surfacing this week. The pic tells the story of a U.S. 172 more words


Oscar Predictions: THINGS HAVE CHANGED

Well, news hit today that the Jessica Chastain vehicle The Zookeeper’s Wife was pushed back to early 2017, effectively eliminating it from 2016’s Oscar race. Did the studio behind it, Focus Features, perhaps fear a Kate Winslet in 2008 situation would happen with the two films she had slated for this year, … 284 more words


2016 Oscar Predictions: June Update

Surprise, I’m publishing these a day early! Or, maybe you haven’t noticed, but I usually publish these monthly on the 9th. Well, I decided I couldn’t wait this time. 716 more words

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Oscar Watch: Love & Friendship

In 1990, writer/director Whit Stillman had a major critical success with Metropolitan that led to a Best Original Screenplay for him at the Oscars. Over a quarter century later, Mr. 112 more words


Oscar Watch: Hands of Stone

Having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, the boxing biopic Hands of Stone hopes to be the next film in that genre to garner Oscar attention, much like  273 more words


Oscar Watch: Loving

Earlier this year, I wrote an Oscar Watch post for the Jeff Nichols sci-fi drama Midnight Special, which premiered to mostly positive feedback at the Berlin Film Festival. 186 more words