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The road to the Oscars is paved with a dozen other awards ceremonies, all them celebrating the best in film and television and all them loaded with politics and vendettas and personal backbiting. Sure, this is a time for everyone in the industry to come together and celebrate a great year in cinema, but it is also a time all for insane machinations as everyone jockeys to win the world’s most popular popularity contest. In short: awards are really fun and impact the film industry in major ways, but they can also be silly. Keep that in mind as your favorite movies get ignored over the next few months.

In related news, the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees have been announced and while awards are silly, this is a pretty stellar line-up of movies. Let’s take a look.

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Get Out fan theories

It’s been obvious for years that comedian/actor/writer Jordan Peele was a talented guy. But I don’t think even Peele himself could have expected his debut feature film, Get Out, was going to become one of the best and most talked-about movies of 2017.

In a new video, Peele answers fan questions about the movie and responds to some Get Out fan theories, including one that wonders whether the entire movie is the delusion of Rod the TSA agent. (Spoiler alert: it’s not!)
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Get Out director Jordan Peele addresses the many fan theories and observations that have been made online. Plus, see if you agree with the reasoning as to why Captain America: Civil War seemed to work better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and check out a trailer for a new documentary about Jim Carrey‘s method acting process in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Read More »

Call Me By Your Name

It seems like there are two clear front-runners as the movie awards race kicks off with the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

While Jordan Peele’s horror hit Get Out swept multiple categories at the beginning of the ceremony including best screenplay, breakthrough director, and the audience award, it was Call Me By Your Name that won the coveted best feature award in a surprising last-minute twist. On the heels of the Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were also dominated by Get Out and Call Me By Your Name, it seems like these two films have been named front-runners in the Oscar race.

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2018 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

It’s the end of November, and you know what that means: it’s time to embark on another awards season. The 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees have been announced, honoring achievements in the realm of independent movies. These awards are a stepping stone toward the Oscars for films like Get Out and Call Me By Your Name, which earned more nominations than any other films this year. But there’s plenty of love for Good TimeLady Bird, and others as well. Check out the full list of nominees below, and find out what was snubbed along the way. Read More »

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Get Out Golden Globes

What began as an amusing piece of awards season news has blown into a much larger conversation. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out, one of the best and most financially successful movies of 2017, has been categorized as a comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That means that it will qualify in the “Best Comedy or Musical” category at next year’s Golden Globes, should it earn the nomination. That’s a weird fit for a horror movie, albeit a horror movie with plenty of comic relief.

Naturally, the internet had a lot of say about this, and now Peele himself has joined the conversation.

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Get Out Golden Globes

Get Out, the smash hit horror satire that may very well be the best film released in 2017, could be a dark horse awards contender. After all, this is looking like a weak year for prestige pictures and a critically lauded, bold-as-hell vision could sneak in through the cracks. It’s possible!

And if it does sneak in through the cracks, the Golden Globes will treat it as a comedy.

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There’s roughly a week until Halloween and many people – myself included –  still haven’t gotten their costume situation in check. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic characters from 2017’s pop culture offerings who make for relative cheap and easy costumes.

If you’re anything like me, the notion of stitching together a terrifying outfit from scratch can be a bit daunting. But, with a little chutzpah, and a whole bunch of inspiration taken from some of the best TV shows and movies released over the past year, I feel that we can all make this happen.

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The Oath movie

Ready for a sudden, anxiety-inducing reminder? Thanksgiving is coming – and it’s coming fast. And we’re talking Thanksgiving 2017 here, folks. Things couldn’t be more tense. Soon, you’ll be sitting around a table with your family, pushing down every urge to avoid a confrontation. Your palms are probably already sweaty just thinking about that, aren’t they? Ike Barinholtz gets that, and that’s why he’s going to write and direct The Oath, a timely satirical thriller set around that most anxious of holidays. Read on for more details about The Oath movie.

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/Film’s 28 Favorite Movies of 2017 So Far

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Over the past few weeks, the /Film team has assembled personal lists of their favorite movies of the year so far, a look at where we stand halfway through the year. But those lists were also ballots, votes for one final article – a complete list of the entire site’s favorite movies of 2017 so far.

Of those six ballots (and 60 possible slots) contributed by Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Jack Giroux, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Ben Pearson, 28 films were named. And that brings us to the grand finale: the 28 best movies /Film has seen in the first half of this year.

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