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Oscar Eye: Argo Prepares To Emerge As A Frontrunner, While Lincoln Surprises New York
This week marks the wide release of one of the very big Best Picture contenders, Ben Affleck's Argo, but through sheer chance I've managed to catch up with four major Oscar movies in the last week. Argo is among them, so we'll start there, but there's plenty else to go over, even if the rest of these movies won't emerge in theaters for a few weeks yet. Exciting times to be a moviegoer!
Oscar Eye: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Hits A Hurdle While Life Of Pi Dazzles In 3D
Last Friday I lined up two hours early, with an early autumn rainstorm crashing down, to catch the New York Film Festival press screening of Life of Pi, because the festival has exactly one press screening for all of their films, and there was no way I was going to miss that one. Even on the surface the movie seemed to tick all the boxes of Oscar season
Oscar Eye: The Master Holding Strong With Life Of Pi About To Debut
With the rush of the Toronto, Venice and Telluride film festivals dying down, and the New York Film Festival just gearing up, it's easy to start thinking we've seen most of this year's big awards contenders already. But putting together this year's charts for the first time, I've been kind of amazed by how many question marks remain.
Oscar Eye: Predicting The Strongest Contenders In This Year's Awards Race
Halfway through September, the Oscar race is very much underway, and I'll be checking in weekly between now and the February ceremony for the latest on where things stand, which contenders are doing better than the others, and what you ought to expect when the nominations and the winners are announced
Oscar Eye: What Do All These Guild Awards Mean Anyway?
If you're ready to embrace the spirit of the new year and leave the movies of 2011 behind, too bad-- we are in the thick of awards-giving season, and with the Golden Globe awards happening next Sunday and the Oscar nominations coming January 24, it it still very much time to consider the best of 2011
Oscar Eye: Believe It Or Not, There's Still No Best Picture Frontrunner
When I first started writing this season's Oscar Eye columns back in September, you'd be forgiven to think it was a little crazy to start talking about awards season. At this point though, prizes and nominations and "For Your Consideration" ads are as commonplace as Christmas lights
Oscar Eye: Predicting The Part That Has Nothing To Do With The New Host
So this week we finally see the release of the latest Clint Eastwood movie, pegged for Oscar chances-- like most other Eastwood movies of late- from the moment we knew it existed. I reviewed it already and was surprised, given how dreadful Hereafter and Invictus were, not to hate it. It's not really a good movie, but given the great performances Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer are giving
Oscar Eye: Young Adult And J. Edgar Bring The Race Into Focus
It happens so quickly. One day the heavy hitters of awards season are just a glint in your eye, with so much left to be determined and so many mysteries to unfold. The next, Clint Eastwood's new movie is finally being seen by critics and it feels like the jig is up. In the two weeks since the last Oscar Eye column, a few more contenders have started peeking out of their fortresses of solitude
Oscar Eye: How The Gotham Award Nominations Could Influence The Race
Sure, the Oscars are the main focus of this weekly column, but if you follow the awards race you know there are so, so many prizes that come first, from awards handed out by various critic's groups to independent film awards like the Indie Spirits to the dreaded Golden Globes.
Oscar Eye: How The New York Film Festival Has Affected The Race
The New York Film Festival wraps up this week, and though I've barely set foot in Lincoln Center for the occasion (I know, I know, it frustrates me too), the festival has managed to put a little bit of direction into the Oscar race in a way it hasn't in recent years
Oscar Eye: Two New Trailers Shed Light On The Best Actress Race
Though this weekend's big Oscar-friendly release, The Ides of March, will primarily be a contender on behalf of its male actors, but two new trailers have everyone talking about actresses instead. First up there was yesterday's first trailer for My Week With Marilyn, which allowed us to finally see Michelle Williams walking, talking and even singing as the iconic movie star
Oscar Eye: Predicting The Odds For Carnage, 50/50 And Moneyball
I caught Carnage at the New York Film Festival and greatly enjoyed myself. It's a very straightforward adaptation of a play that takes place entirely in one apartment, and thus doesn't feel terribly cinematic, but director Roman Polanski does a good job moving the camera around in the space and emphasizing all four lead performances, which are uniformly terrific. It's hard to guess how this might shake out Oscar wise