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Stream Guide: Zoe & Ex Machina (July 27th, 2018)

ZOE on PRIME VIDEO Two artificial intelligence films land in the top spots this week, with the winner going to Drake Doremus’ new film “Zoe,” starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux. The film follows an A.I. and its creator as they navigate the complex emotions that come with falling in love with what is essentially a machine. The other film is Alex Garland’s Academy … Read More Stream Guide: Zoe & Ex Machina (July 27th, 2018)

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2016 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Feature

AMY || The clear front-runner, “Amy” has swept the awards season so far and will likely keep sweeping until the very end. Offering an unprecedented look into the life of deceased jazz singer Amy Winehouse, the film chronicles her life from a teenager to pop star, with in depth interviews with all those that knew and cared for her and endless footage of her … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: Best Documentary Feature

2016 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Amy” – Best Documentary Feature

AMY Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees Never has a documentary, in my opinion, given such an in depth look at one particular figure than that of “Amy.” Following Amy Winehouse from her teenage years to her breakout as a jazz/pop artist to her eventual downfall, there is so much footage and so many personal interviews with those that knew her best and even recorded … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Amy” – Best Documentary Feature

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Inside Out” – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, & Josh Cooley Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” – Charles … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Michael Fassbender – “Steve Jobs” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara – “Carol” Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Animated Film: “Inside Out” – Pete Doctor Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “The Revenant” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “99 Homes” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” Best Foreign Language Film: “Phoenix” Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: “Spotlight”) Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”) Best Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”     (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”) Best Supporting Actor: Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”) Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Youth Performance: Jacob Tremblay – “Room” Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – “The Martian” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Chicago shifts slightly back to giving “Mad Max: Fury Road” all the love, with Best Picture and Best Director for George Miller. Leonardo DiCaprio is now becoming the front-runner for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant,” as long as he can fend off the strange “bear rape” headline that surfaced not too long ago. Another name that pops here that I’m praying … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

As is the trend forming, “Spotlight” takes Best Picture, George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. There’s no denying that Best Actress in a Leading Role is Brie Larson’s to lose, while Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) continues to make good traction for getting a nomination. I’m so excited to see Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) getting wins across the board as well, as it’d … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Here’s what I’m hoping: that everyone’s love for the films that don’t feel like Academy films, like “Ex Machina” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” get honored at the Oscars. For too long, it feels like films are made to either be Oscar bait or not. And when the Academy extended Best Picture to possibly 10, they did so to integrate other worthy films. Now … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Although “Spotlight” again takes the top spot, finally a different director lands in the Best Director category, giving Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”) a win. If he were to do so at the Oscars, he’d be in a very small club of directors that received back to back Oscars for Directing, having won last year for “Birdman.” Leonardo DiCaprio follows suit and wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Repeating yet again, Indiana Film Critics Association puts “Spotlight” in Best Picture and George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) in Best Director. Brie Larson (“Room”) for Best Actress is no surprise any longer but her young co-star Jacob Tremblay lands his first win. Long long long shot Greta Gerwig gets an unexpected win for “Mistress America” from Noah Baumbach while Mark Ruffalo finally lands … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

In the split that’s happening a lot, and is now being predicted by many of the pundits, “Spotlight” takes Best Film from the Detroit Film Critics, while George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Caine comes in with his first Best Actor win for “Youth,” while Liev Shreiber gets his first for “Spotlight,” something he’ll be facing Mark Ruffalo and Michael … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

“Spotlight” continues to steamroll the critics awards, with George Miller once again taking Best Director for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The funny thing is, I could totally see this happening at the Oscars, giving the major prize to a film like “Spotlight” while honoring a tried and true director that deserves it like George Miller. For as much as people talked about “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Taking its first lead over “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Oscar hopeful “Spotlight” wins another critics award from Los Angeles, however George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Fassbender gets his first win from “Steve Jobs” which shows the box office might not hurt its Oscar chances after all. And Alicia Vikander takes home Best Supporting Actress not for “The Danish … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and two for “Spotlight,” plus one for “Carol.” Leonardo DiCaprio is officially on the board for his role in “The Revenant” despite tying with Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy” as well as Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) landing on the board as well. Kristen Stewart continues to surprise and there’s really no … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

According to most who have any idea about the Oscars, “Spotlight,” so far, is the film to beat this year. Although I have not seen it yet, just from the looks of it, I feel like it might be a tough one to push through, but again, that is completely speculative. New York Film Critics Online give it the first big win of the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

And “Mad Max: Fury Road” gets on the board in a big way thanks to the Boston Online Film Critics Association, giving it the top honor of Best Picture, along with Best Director for George Miller, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Score. “Creed” also lands on the board, and after seeing it yesterday, I can attest to its brilliance, especially in favor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

Documentary Features have gone from a pool of 124 down to 15, now with a much clearer vision of what could come down as the winner. The odds-on favorite, in my opinion, is still the documentary about Amy Winehouse, simply titled “Amy,” which has had tons of support since its release and was just recognized as the National Board Of Review’s Best Documentary of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Tuesday Releases: Amy, Goodnight Mommy, & Mistress America

DECEMBER 1ST, 2015 New Releases 90 Minutes In Heaven Amy (2015) Cooties Goodnight Mommy Huevos: Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventures Mississippi Grind Mistress America Some Kind Of Beautiful

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Oscars Shortlist: 124 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

One hundred and twenty four documentaries is a ridiculous amount to choose from, but somehow that will get narrowed down to five. The ones that have the most buzz include “Amy,” the documentary about Amy Winehouse which was released this summer (the “Amy” trailer), “Best Of Enemies,” the Buckley Vs. Vidal documentary highlighting their rivalry (the “Best Of Enemies” trailer), “A Brave Heart: The … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 124 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Theatrical Releases: Magic Mike XXL & Terminator: Genisys

MAGIC MIKE XXL || Magic Mike hits the road in this sequel to the male stripper revue hit, “Magic Mike”. Matthew McConaughey is left behind this time, but the stripping cast remains the same, with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez all returning. New cast members include Amber Heard and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Tatum’s character, Mike, returns from retirement … Read More Theatrical Releases: Magic Mike XXL & Terminator: Genisys