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Friday January 13th, 2012

5 Things the Critics’ Choice Awards Revealed About Oscar Race (Analysis)

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, of which I am proud to be a voting member, held its 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night at the historic Hollywood Palladium. The group found something to like about virtually all of the top Oscar contenders — The Artist (best picture, director, costume design, score), The Help (best ensemble, actress, supporting actress), The Descendants (best actor), Midnight in Paris (best original screenplay), Hugo (best art direction), Moneyball (best adapted screenplay), War Horse (best cinematography — tie), The Tree of Life (best cinematography — tie), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (best editing), Bridesmaids (best comedy), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (best young actor/actress), Drive (best action movie), Beginners (best supporting actor), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (best makeup, sound), Rango (best animated film), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (best visual effects), and A Separation (best foreign language film) — but did it tell us anything that we didn’t already know about how the Oscar race might pan out? I think so.

My five primary takeaways are these …

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Tuesday January 10th, 2012

Why Kim Novak Is Wrong About ‘The Artist’ (Opinion)

The beautiful and talented actress Kim Novak has no bigger fan than me, which is why I take no pleasure in pointing out the 78-year-old is patently wrong — factually and morally — to assert in a full-page ad in today’sVariety that the team behind The Artist did anything wrong or even unusual by using in their film — with credit — a bit of Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958), in which Novak starred with Jimmy Stewart. (Hermann’s “Scene d’Amour” plays briefly during the protagonist’s lowest moment in The Artist.)

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Sunday December 25th, 2011

THR Awards Expert Scott Feinberg’s Top 10 Films of 2011

The following list and remarks reflect my personal opinions and do/will not in any way impact my projections or analysis on this site, wherein I strive above all else to correctly forecast what will happen, not what I believe should happen.

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