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2017 Oscar Predictions

Some of the most fun during the Oscars season comes in the predictions phase. With records tied and broken during nominations morning, the slate of films and talent up for Oscars is as fascinating as it’s been in years. While there is a long wait from the January announcement until
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Oscar Nominations Recap

The Oscar nominations for the films of 2016 were announced this past Tuesday, and there’s a lot to talk about in regard to the field of nominees. After a slow start, 2016 quickly turned into a phenomenal year of film. Independent films displayed why that sphere is still home to
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Hollywood takes step closer to irredeemability

Cutting Room Floor

This past Wednesday, a video surfaced from TMZ, showing a German Shepherd Hercules, being forced into rough waters allegedly on the set of the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose.” The director of the film, Lasse Hallström, tweeted that he was “very disturbed by the video,” while Amblin Partners and Universal
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Daily Californian Arts Awards: Film of 2016

T hrough the first two-thirds of 2016, the year’s landscape of film was looking absolutely horrendous. No one went out to see the brilliant independent films such as “The Lobster” and “Swiss Army Man,” and a majority of the major blockbusters, such as “Gods of Egypt” and “Independence Day: Resurgence,”
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Under the radar films at Mill Valley Film Festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival lineup is completely stacked this year, from top to bottom, with Oscar-worthy films (“La La Land”), future blockbusters (“Arrival”) and acclaimed foreign gems (“Fire at Sea”). The film festival’s lineup even competes with the year-end monsters such as Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival
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Summer movie lessons

The blockbusters of this past summer movie season were a garbage fire of epic proportions. Film’s image, undeservedly so, has suffered because of them, and if the trend continues the studios are eventually going to ruin everything. Too many of the big budget films were either terrible or lost a
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