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Tuesday Releases: Krampus, Ride Along 2, & Son Of Saul

APRIL 26TH, 2016 New Releases Backtrack Jane Got A Gun Krampus Ride Along 2 Son Of Saul

2016 Oscars Challenge: [27] “Theeb” – Best Foreign Language Feature

THEEB (JORDAN) Naji Abu Nowar FILM SYNOPSIS: In Hejaz province, Arabia, recently orphaned brothers Hussein and Theeb, who live a traditional Bedouin life, are caught up in the world events of 1916 when a British officer asks them to guide him through the desert to strategically important Ottoman train tracks. Their journey, fraught with danger, leads them in an unanticipated direction. Gaining Jordan’s first … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [27] “Theeb” – Best Foreign Language Feature

2016 Oscars Challenge: [25] “Mustang” – Best Foreign Language Feature

MUSTANG France; Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven FILM SYNOPSIS: Five orphaned teenage sisters enjoy the summer in their village in northern Turkey, but one day, their romping with male friends is misinterpreted and reported to their family as sexual licentiousness. Determined to keep the girls pure, the family effectively imprisons them, prompting the girls to become even more closely knit as they rebel against … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [25] “Mustang” – Best Foreign Language Feature

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” 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 Animated Film: “Inside Out” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “The Martian” Best Comedy: “What We Do In The Shadows” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Best Picture (Drama): “The Revenant” Best Picture (Musical or Comedy): “The Martian” Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson – “Room” Best Director – Motion Picture: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Matt Damon – “The Martian” Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy” Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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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 Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

The Academy narrows Best Foreign Language Feature down to nine, which was no easy feat, I am sure. Note that there is no “The Assassin,” “The Second Mother,” or “Goodnight Mommy,” to which many thought were deserving and I personally would have loved to watch the last one as part of the challenge, but will instead seek it out myself. The obvious front-runner is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy 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 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 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

San Francisco presents yet another split between “Spotlight” and director George Miller that you have to expect this is definitely what people will be expecting come the Academy Awards. All the love for Saoirse Ronan and Michael Shannon should turn into Oscar nominations, but do not be surprised if Shannon doesn’t make the cut, because it almost seems too good to be true. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle 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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Theatrical Releases: Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Sisters

ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: ROAD CHIP || Having not seen the other two “Alvin & The Chipmunks” films I cannot completely judge, but from the trailer of “Road Chip,” I can say the only way I’m seeing this movie is if I have to bring my two-year-old daughter to it. Otherwise, there doesn’t seem to be much here for adults in the way of … Read More Theatrical Releases: Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Sisters

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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 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 Watch: 2015 National Board Of Review Awards

Knowing that it is a strong possibility that “Mad Max: Fury Road” could land as one of the nine or ten Best Picture nominees is actually really cool to think about. Giving some dynamic to the range of movies nominated, it would probably only land in a few other categories like Best Visual Effects or either of the Best Sound categories, but that and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

New York helps “Carol” make a small leap in front of the pack heading into Oscar Season, getting on the board for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. After missing out for “Far From Heaven” (2002) many people think director Tom Haynes is due some acknowledgement and this is the first step in that direction. Not surprising are the wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards