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  1. The Curse of ‘Crash’: The Narratives That Doom Oscar ...

    Mark Harris

    There is an enduring story about the Academy Awards Best Picture race that goes like this: The best picture never wins. Every year, Oscar voters have enough temerity/foresight/integrity/discernment to nominate at least one movie on which the verdict...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  2. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 9 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  3. The Week in Gossip: The Five Stages of Accepting Renée Zel...

    Juliet Litman

    On Monday, Renee Zellweger attended the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. She did not look like the woman who was had at hello or the woman on a sugar high or the woman who kept a diary or even the woman in jail. She looked&...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  4. Cape Fear: The Entertaining Critique of the Superhero Industry in...

    Wesley Morris

    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman is so good, so profoundly entertaining, so confident that it makes you wonder whether the other Inarritu - the director of such weighty magazine spreads as 21...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. Great Moments in Oscar Forecasting: How Is Michael Keaton’s...

    Mark Lisanti

    Birdman, director Alejandro G. Inarritu's dark comedy about a former movie superhero taking his languishing acting talents to Broadway, has had an enviable run as both a festival and critics' darling, racking up an impressive...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  6. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 8 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. This. Sick. Beat: A Teacher Abuses His Power Over a Drummer in &l...

    Wesley Morris

    Officially, Damien Chazelle's blistering commercial thriller, Whiplash, is about obsession and perfection in the jazz world. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) wants to be a great drummer. He practices intensely and incessantly, forgoes...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  8. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 7 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  9. Charm Offensive: The Rapid Rise of Miles Teller

    Amos Barshad and Juliet Litman

    You know who's hot right now? Miles Teller is hot right now. This week sees the release of Whiplash, which is a decisive turning point: After a series of tantalizingly promising roles, Teller has fulfilled all of that potential. (Seriously, go s...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. Mistrial and Error: RDJ’s Messy ‘The Judge’ and...

    Wesley Morris

    At least a dozen movies are opening around the country this week. More than half of them are in The Judge. Not different genres, per se, just different movies. There's the one in which greasy careerist Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) puts t...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  11. Full Metal Jazz

    Kevin Lincoln

    Damien Chazelle always knew he wanted to make films. But it was playing drums, which he started doing in the fifth grade, that helped him realize just how hard that was going to be. Chazelle also had a talent for music, and he worked his way into the...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. Place Your Bets: The NHL Awards Breakdown

    Sean McIndoe

    With Wednesday's NHL opening night almost upon us and the team-based predictions already filed away, we've got one last chance to make some picks for the various individual awards. And you can bet there will be a few surprises as...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  13. Jerry Seinfeld Wins Advertising Award, Rips Industry to Shreds

    Zach Dionne

    "I love advertising, because I love lying," said Jerry Seinfeld early into his acceptance speech at the Clios last week, where he got an honorary award for his work with Acura. The speech went on, almost like a five-minute comedy set, ...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  14. The 2014 Pigskin Pantheon: Week 6 College Football Awards

    Holly Anderson

    College football serves and is served by many gods, old and new. Here, week after week, we'll build a temple to them, installing saints and erecting graven idols as we go. The temple is made of words and pictures from the Internet....

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. If U Seek Amy: The Grim Grossness of David Fincher’s &lsquo...

    Wesley Morris

    Gillian Flynn's bonkers 2012 novel, Gone Girl, opens with one of its two narrators, Nick Dunne, describing the head of his wife, Amy, and the violence he'd like to perform upon it. The book proceeds to make a case for why Nick wou...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. Week 5 Picks: Award-Winning Performances

    Bill Barnwell

    Today, amid the Friday NFL picks and predictions, we'll be handing out awards for the first four weeks of the season. Before we do that, let's get to a topic that is quickly becoming a widely held opinion: Thursday Night Football is a mess....

    Blog | October 03, 2014