The Artist Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for June 26- July 2

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street
This week we’ve got a best picture winner, one of the year’s best comedies, a foreign film Oscar nominee, a near-Bollywood musical, a forgettable horror movie, one of this year’s bigger noisy would-be blockbusters. On the classic front, there's Hitchcock, samurai adventure, and the movie that made dueling banjos something to be slightly scared of. Check it out…

Oscars 2012: A Wrap Up

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Jean Dujardin wins an Oscar
In a year with a number of great movies, The Oscars mostly went for comfort food over bold decisions, but what else is to be expected at this point? It's hard to be upset with a voting block that has - time and time again - picked nice and safe and maybe a little political over most of the films that tend to matter. When you look back at 1999, who still thinks American...

ScreenCrave's 2012 Oscar Predictions

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The process of Oscar predictions has changed completely over the last twenty years. Where there may have been favorites and hopes before that came with no sense of what could actually happen on Oscar night, blogging has turned the award ceremony into a stats game, where there are way fewer surprises than ever before. But, if you pay attention to the guilds, you have a great guide as to who is...

The Weinstein Company Will Take Their Films To Netflix Instant Streaming...

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In a smart move made to throw support behind Netflix in an effort to allow the company to compete with pay cable channels, the Weinstein Company has announced a deal which “will make foreign language, documentary and certain other movies from The Weinstein Company exclusively available for Netflix members in the U.S. to watch instantly.”

What the WGA Winners Say About the Oscars

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Last night Midnight in Paris and The Descendents won the WGA awards for best original and adapted screenplay. Though I'm sure the winners were happy, for the Oscar horse-race enthusiasts, the question is: does this predict the Oscars? Many of the guild award winners go on to take home their respective prizes at the Oscars, but in this case,...

The Artist Wins Big at the BAFTAs

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The award season is getting close to wrapping up, and - as expected - Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist is continuing to sweep. Its latest victory was at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts film awards, where it walked away with seven prizes, including best film, director, screenplay and best actor for Jean Durjardin's lead performance. Meryl Streep's win...

2012 Academy Award Nominations Announced

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The climax of award season is finally upon us--the Oscars have been announced and, for once, there are a few surprises in the mix (but that's not exactly a good thing).  The Artist is, rather shockingly, not leading the pack with the most reviews (see what film is after the jump), while the critically slammed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close nabbed some major noms and,...

Oscar Favorite The Artist Tops Producer's Guild Awards

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Having been building award steam since November, it looks like Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist is an unstoppable juggernaut of Oscar-sized proportions. Its latest victory is winning the Producer's Guild Award for best picture, and it should get more than a handful of nominations when the Oscar nominees are announced tomorrow. Check out the list winners at the PGA...

The Artist Has Confused Patrons By Being Silent

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Often deliberate artistic intention is confused by viewers with technical problems or ineptness, and the latest film to suffer from audiences not knowing what they're in for is Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist. As The Telegraph reports, the film has led some British patrons to ask for their money back because they didn't know if was a silent movie. That may spell...

The Artist Leads BAFTA Nominations

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The award show season is probably still a mystery for some, but for those paying attention, the possible nominees have been narrowed down, and even before the Oscar nominations are announced the playing field is clear. After its Golden Globe wins, BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) has now cemented The Artist as the horse to beat. The film was...

The Artist, Hugo Lead DGA Nominations

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Martin Scorsese's Hugo with Asa Butterfield and Chloë Grace Moretz
For those who like playing Oscar pools, DGA nominations tend to be a good harbinger for the actual Oscar nominations. So it's worth noting what made the cut: Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Alexander Payne's The Descendants, and...

Kim Novak Calls The Artist a Rapist

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Kim Novak Vs. The Artist
The Artist is gaining steam to be the picture to beat this year at the Oscars, and just today its director Michel Hazanavicius was nominated for the DGA's best director award. The film has not had many detractors, but there was a shot across the bow today when Kim Novak - star of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo -...

ScreenCrave's Top 10 Worst Films and Trends of 2011

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Joshamee Gibbs and Captain Jack Sparrow
With year-end worst of lists, it’s rarely fun to pick on films that are dead and buried. Is it really worth rehashing why I Am Number Four or Apollo 18 are bad movies?  In five years no one's going to remember those films, to say nothing of Shark Night or One Day. in fact it's likely...

The Artist, The Descendents and The Help Lead The Golden Globe Nominations...

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The 69th annual Golden Globes nominees have been announced, and this year they're big on definite articles. The Help, The Artist and The Descendents lead the pack of nominees. Which is interesting because - if the Globes have a weakness - it's that they chase the famous names, and these noms aren't that celeb-heavy....