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WATCH NOW: The Jaw (and Tooth) Dropping Oscar Nominee

February 28, 2011

A film that unexpectedly grabbed the attention of the Academy Awards – and is sure to grab yours.

Who Will Win? The Big Picture on Best Picture

February 24, 2011 | One Comment

Which film will win the top prize… and which will stand the test of time?

Oscar Report Card: Best Actress

February 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

Will the Academy really consider each nominated performance, instead of giving in to media-hyped favorite?

Oscar Report Card: Best Actor

February 22, 2011
Colin Firth

There’s a clear front-runner, but he pales in comparison to a couple of superior performances in the field.

Essential Viewing: Do-It-Yourself Auteurs (Presented by Roger Ebert)

February 21, 2011 | One Comment

A special video made in conjunction with Roger Ebert’s Far-Flung Film Correspondents website.

Essential Viewing: Do-It-Yourself Auteurs (Part 2 – Further Viewing)

February 21, 2011

A video-packed essay on the influences behind an internet sensation.

Are the Best Picture Nominees Falling Into a Formula?

February 21, 2011 | One Comment

Comparing last year’s nominees to this year’s, a definite pattern comes into focus.

Oscar Report Card: Best Director

February 18, 2011

A close look at the nominees breaks their work down across the key criteria of great directing.

Snubs and Standouts for the Best Screenplay Oscars

February 16, 2011

How did one of 2010′s worst screenplays get Oscar-nominated, while one of the best wasn’t even eligible?

Egypt’s Historical Tumult: “Cairo Station”

February 15, 2011

This classic Egyptian film offers a view of the country’s problems that have never gone away.

Boys Meet Girls: A Co-Ed Conversation on Sex-Ed Shorts

February 14, 2011

Talking classic classroom movies on teen sex, morals and growing up

Berlinale Quick Hits Part III: 7 Films from Top to Bottom

February 14, 2011

One out of three 3-D movies isn’t bad.