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Academy in Review: The 1960s

The 1960s was when everything shifted. The most chaotic era for Hollywood since the rise of talkies, the film industry was unrecognizable by the end of the decade. It was the end of the studio system, which had been slowly suffocating for years after the United States v. Paramount case in 1948 that broke the…

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In Conversation: Cannes

Kern: Cannes would have begun this week, were it not cancelled due to COVID-19, so I thought this week we’d discuss Cannes and film festivals in general. I want to get into our personal experiences with festivals and when we started first following festival coverage, but I figured there’s no better way to start than…

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In Conversation: Anime

Kern: I know you’ve been watching a lot of Studio Ghibli films recently. Have you seen them all at this point? Henry: Not all of them, no, but most. I’ve seen all of Miyazaki’s feature films, Ghibli or otherwise, but as for the rest, I got a collection with 17 of them so I watched…

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The Platform

Streaming services have been great lately for satisfying my appetite for cinema in these times. I’ve been visiting a lot of classic films from great filmmakers and hidden gems that I never would have discovered without this much time on my hands. Cue my surprise when I saw this new release from Netflix, a Spanish…

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The Academy Saves Itself

Every member of the film industry lost their minds tonight out of sheer joy when the impossible happened: Parasite won Best Picture. Granted, there were concerns that the film would lose due to being a foreign language film from South Korea with no actors recognizable in Hollywood and a lack of precursors like the DGA…

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2020 Oscar Predictions

Our staff members all came up with their lists of predictions for this years Academy Awards. Below, you’ll find a composite of all of the predictions that lists the most common picks for each category. Read on and see if we can convince you to make any last minute changes to your own predictions! Best…

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Staff Selects: Oscar Hopes

Joker picked up the most nominations and 1917 seems to be the predicted winner (at least according to most of our staff) for this year’s Oscars, but we’ve got other films in mind for what we’d like to see take home the gold this Sunday: Best Picture: Marriage Story Though it was initially seen as…

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2020: THE AWARDS, THE AFTERMATH, AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE OSCARS

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards started off with business as usual for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s booze-filled party meant to celebrate the year’s best achievements in film and television. It was almost a revival of the early 2000s: Jennifer Aniston! Brad Pitt! Jennifer Lopez! Charlize Theron! Eddie Murphy! Renée Zellweger! As the celebrities…

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