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2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations

“RBG”Betsy West & Julie Cohen Directors: Betsy West & Julie CohenProducers: Betsy West & Julie CohenCinematography: Claudia RaschkeEditor: Carla GutierrezComposer: Miriam CutlerProduction Company: CNN FilmsDistributor: Magnolia PicturesRelease Date: May 4, 2018Run-time: 97 minutes OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Octogenarian Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in 1993, had spent her prior legal career battling laws that allowed gender discrimination. Supported by … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 15 Original Songs Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Fifteen songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 91st Academy Awards. Ninety songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title: “When A Cowboy Trades … Read More Oscars Watch: 15 Original Songs Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards.  One hundred sixty-six films were originally submitted in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Charm City” “Communion” “Crime + Punishment” “Dark Money” “The Distant Barking of Dogs” “Free Solo” “Hale County This … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Movie About Women “The Favourite” Runner-Up: “Roma” “Mary Shelley” “Widows” Best Movie By A Woman “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Runner-Up: “Leave No Trace” “The Kindergarten Teacher” “You Were Never Really Here” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Runner-Up: Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace” Hugo Weaving – “Black 47” Best Actress Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

Amidst some small controversy about the film and who it was made by in relation to what the story is about, as well as a box office that is less than impressive, “Green Book” comes out swinging, nailing the first BEST PICTURE win from the first critics awards of the season. Along with the big win, Viggo Mortensen grabs his first win for BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

Oscars Watch: 30th Producers Guild’s Documentary Motion Picture Award Nominees

“The Dawn Wall” “Free Solo” “Hal” “Into the Okavango” “RBG” “Three Identical Strangers” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” THE DAWN WALL Producers: Josh Lowell, Brett Lowell, & Peter Mortimer Official Synopsis: In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, … Read More Oscars Watch: 30th Producers Guild’s Documentary Motion Picture Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 12th Annual Cinema Eye Award Nominees

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking Bisbee ‘17 Directed by Robert Greene | Produced by Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott and Douglas Tirola Hale County This Morning, This Evening Directed by RaMell Ross | Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim and RaMell Ross Minding the Gap Directed by Bing Liu | Produced by Bing Liu and Diane Moy Quon Of Fathers and Sons Directed by … Read More Oscars Watch: 12th Annual Cinema Eye Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 166 Documentary Features in Contention for 91st Academy Awards

“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow” “Active Measures” “Amazing Grace” “American Chaos” “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco” “Avicii: True Stories” “Bali: Beats of Paradise” “Bathtubs over Broadway” “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” “Believer” “Better Angels” “Bill Coors: The Will to Live” “Bisbee ’17” “The Bleeding Edge” “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years … Read More Oscars Watch: 166 Documentary Features in Contention for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Nominees

Nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). Winners announced November 10th. BEST DOCUMENTARY “Crime + Punishment” – Director: Stephen Maing (Hulu) “Dark Money” – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS) “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Films) “Hal” – Director: Amy Scott (Oscilloscope) “Hitler’s Hollywood” – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber) “Minding … Read More Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Award Nominees

Stream Guide: Halloween (1978) & Big Mouth: Season Two (October 5th, 2018)

THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE Original Release Date: October 17, 1997Directed by: Taylor HackfordStudio: Warner Bros. PicturesStreaming: Netflix Official Synopsis: An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss – the biggest opportunity of his career to date. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Craig T. Nelson, & Connie Nielsen … Read More Stream Guide: Halloween (1978) & Big Mouth: Season Two (October 5th, 2018)

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Tuesday Releases: Book Club, Tag, & Upgrade

AUGUST 28TH, 2018 Official Synopsis: For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade–risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally … Read More Tuesday Releases: Book Club, Tag, & Upgrade