Oscar Preview 2013

I’ve followed the Oscars for quite a few years now, and I always ask myself, “Why do I still care?” Simply because the Academy is an institution that exists to celebrate a common interest: movies.
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Oscar Coverage: Best Actress

The clock tics and tocs as the weeks rapidly wind down to the red carpet. This week we discuss Best Actress, perhaps the most exciting (and in many ways difficult to predict) race of the four acting categories. Who’s nominated? Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
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Cinema Unchained

A woman clapped. That was it. It wasn’t loud. This wasn’t the rapturous thrashing of hands found at sporting events or my favorite restaurant, Medieval Times. No, hers was a subtler act. It was quiet, it was proud and it was in a movie theater — a behavior far from
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Aesop Rock – Skelethon is Upon Us

It’s been five years since Aesop Rocks’s last tour de force, 2007’s None Shall Pass. What has Rock been doing in the last five years? At the very least, he’s crafted two songs that make your favorite rapper look like an illiterate member of the ‘huntable surplus.’ At best, he
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