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Florida Film Festival announces 2014 lineup

March 13, 2014
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Florida Film Festival announces 2014 lineup

Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Italy" headlines a slate of over 170 films from 26 countries -- starring the likes of Johnny Depp, Nic Cage, Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman and Jude Law -- playing the 23rd annual Florida Film Festival.
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OW Oscarama — Llywen Davis is missing: Best Picture

March 2, 2014
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OW Oscarama — Llywen Davis is missing: Best Picture

We’re about 2 hours away from the start of the show now and I’m sure you’re all sick of Oscar talk already, so I’ll make this last post as painless as possible and then we can all move on to building our bomb shelters and wait out this Crimea nightmare. Simple is better when...
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OW Oscarama — When life hands you a Lemmons, give it an extra half hour — Best Actor/Actress

March 2, 2014
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OW Oscarama — When life hands you a Lemmons, give it an extra half hour — Best Actor/Actress

Sometimes I wish they’d split these categories up into Drama and Comedy like the Golden Globes does. There are so many good roles, but it’s really rare for this to go to a comedic one. Amy Adams is the lone nominee without a previous Oscar to her name, but she’ll probably have to wait...
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OW Oscarama — Lights, camera, hair: Best Director

March 1, 2014
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OW Oscarama — Lights, camera, hair: Best Director

Since I’ll be talking about all of these films again at length tomorrow between Best Actor/Actress and Best Film, I’m not going to bug you with too much except to say it’s a pretty strong field nominated this year… but it’s one of the categories that seems to have the least  suspense to it....
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OW Oscarama: Oscar night menu … because yeah, we need snacks

March 1, 2014
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OW Oscarama: Oscar night menu … because yeah, we need snacks

Sunday night is Oscar night, obviously, and if there’s one thing that’s necessary for a long night of couch-sitting, dress-judging and speech-booing, it’s a steady stream of snacks. Let Salivation Army help you plan your Oscar night menu! The bare-freaking-minimum is popcorn. You just gotta have it at any event commemorating movies. If you...
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OW Oscarama — Check the gate and the O2 levels: Best Cinematography

February 28, 2014
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It’s a little strange to see Roger Deakins up for this award, and a Coen Brothers film up for this award, and for it not to be for the same film. But timing is everything when you’re making a movie. Prisoners feels more like a nod to Deakins more than anything having to do...
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OW Oscarama — Punch art, backup singers and Jeremy Scahill plays himself: Best Documentary

February 27, 2014
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OW Oscarama — Punch art, backup singers and Jeremy Scahill plays himself: Best Documentary

Though I’m still left surprised by the omissions of Blackfish and Stories We Tell, this is, overall an excellent group of films. The Act of Killing is a remarkably strong, humbling, hard to watch film. It’s lunacy. The film’s subjects are so casual about so many deaths that it doesn’t compute at times. But backing...
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OW Oscarama — The boy I’m dating, Ron, he’s an OS: Best Original Screenplay

February 25, 2014
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OW Oscarama — The boy I’m dating, Ron, he’s an OS: Best Original Screenplay

It’s been a while since all five nominated scripts were of this high a quality. I loved each and every one of these films, though I feel like American Hustle won’t age very gracefully. It’s the only film on the list that I feel like I don’t need to see again. Once was enough. But...
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