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The Fifth Estate

How TIFF 2013 Will Shape the Oscar Season

How TIFF 2013 Will Shape the Oscar Season

Click on over to my 2014 Oscar Predictions page to see everything I’m forecasting in the major categories. The storm that was TIFF 2013 has passed, and the Oscar forecast now looks at least a little clearer. What’s most apparent at this point is that Best Actor is loaded, Best Picture has plenty of legit […]

2013 Fall Movie Preview

2013 Fall Movie Preview

Want to know how good a movie season I think fall 2013 will be? Check out my list of honorable mentions: Blue Is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Oldboy, Parkland, The Past, Prisoners, Rush. That’s a strong-ass crop of films if I ever saw one, yet none could even […]

2013 TIFF Movies to Watch: #10-#1

2013 TIFF Movies to Watch: #10-#1

My TIFF preview concludes today with some of festival’s heaviest hitters. I hope you enjoyed this series. I’ll be covering the fall fests extensively, so stay tuned! More TIFF Movies to Watch: 2013 TIFF Preview: Part 1 2013 TIFF Preview: Part 2 2013 TIFF Preview: Part 3 2013 TIFF Preview: Part 4 10.) The Past […]

TIFF 2013: Top 10 Intriguing Performances

TIFF 2013: Top 10 Intriguing Performances

We’ve still got plenty of time to dissect the 2013 TIFF lineup and its films’s Oscar chances. Hell, we’ve still got plenty of 2013 TIFF films to be announced. In lieu of yet another list of the most promising 2013 TIFF films or the movies with the most Oscar buzz, I’m turning my eye toward […]

The Fifth Estate: Oscar Sleeper?

The Fifth Estate: Oscar Sleeper?

Click on over to my 2014 Oscar Predictions page to see everything I’m forecasting in the major categories. We got our first look at Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate via a slick-looking trailer that’s among my favorites of the year. The film, too, is one I’m anticipating greatly, and since my first round of 2014 […]

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Review

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Review

Like most of prolific director Alex Gibney‘s documentaries, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is serious-minded, but breezy and easily digested—it deserves much more than simply being called “the WikiLeaks movie.” Gibney has a nack for efficient storytelling that entertains as much as it informs, and his take on the enigmatic Julian Assange is […]

Early 2014 Oscar Predictions

Early 2014 Oscar Predictions

We aren’t but 48 hours removed from one of the better Oscar ceremonies in recent memory, and my eye is already fixed on 2014. Sad, but true. To say these 2014 Oscar predictions should be taken with a grain of salt is the understatement of the year so far, but I’ll say this: Last year […]