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The 2014 Academy Awards are now exactly two weeks away, which means advertisements, TV spots, interviews, and talk show appearances featuring nominated films and their actors are reaching their seasonal apices. But over at Keyframe, they’ve put together a video that pits each Best Director nominee against each other in a fight to see which one is most deserving of the Oscar. Continue on to take a closer look at the directorial styles, performances, and artistic approaches of some of the most talented directors working today. More »

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Nebraska Black and WhiteI’m a sucker for good black and white cinematography. For that reason, 2013 was a fantastic year. We were given a slew of unique independent films shot in black and white, from Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing to Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. While these films have wonderful aesthetics, perhaps the most gorgeous black and white cinematography of the year came from Phedon Papamichael’s efforts on Alexander Payne’s most recent flick, Nebraska. Papamichael recently sat down for an interview on the ASC Podcast in which he talks extensively about the processes and intricacies of black and white cinematography in the digital age. More »

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A projection taken the official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival is pictured during a news conference to announce the competing films at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Paris The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival looks more like a dream than a selection of films. Packed with work from Oscar winners like Joel and Ethan Coen, Roman Polanski, and Asghar Farhadi, this year’s festival is set to amaze. Of the 20 films, 5 are from the U.S., and lucky for us, 2 of those U.S. films — Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive – have released clips giving you a sneak peek just in time for Cannes’ opening day. More »

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The Hollywood Reporter sits down with many of the leading candidates for this year’s Best Director award (take your pick of the particular awards show). Here’s the lineup: Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Mike Mills (Beginners), Steve McQueen (Shame), Jason Reitman (Young Adult), Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist). There are a lot of terrific moments here: More »