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The nominees for Best Director at the 86th annual Academy Awards. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pix And Predix: Best Picture, Best Director

Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast marks the fifth year in the era of the Best Picture Times Two experiment, and it would appear to have caught on.

02/24/2014

(Amy Adams and Christian Bale are among the stars of the '70s-era movie, "American Hustle.")

Movie Review: ‘American Hustle’

Character-driven storyteller David O. Russell gives his film a manic, farcical energy that keeps it at arm’s length from realism but that engrosses to a surprising degree.

12/19/2013

(Meagan Good and Will Ferrell star in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," a parody of television news.)

Your Holiday Season Movie Preview Guide

What are the new attractions moviegoers will be choosing among at multiplexes on this year’s final week and immediately beyond? Bill Wine has this survey…

12/12/2013

(Steven Spielberg is nominated as best director for "Lincoln.")

Bill Wine’s Oscar Predictions: Best Director, Best Film

Here are Bill’s picks for the director and the film most likely to take their respective Oscar prizes.

02/21/2013

(Ben Affleck directed and starred in "Argo.")

Bill Wine’s Top Ten Movies of 2012

Before 2012 can disappear from our memory banks, how about a look back at the year’s most gratifying moviegoing experiences?

12/31/2012

(Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in "Silver Linings Playbook.")

Movie Review: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

No need to look for the silver lining in “Silver Linings Playbook” — there isn’t a cloud in the sky of this wonderfully entertaining quirkfest.

11/15/2012

(Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Your Sneak Peek At The Oscars

With the escapist summer movie season in the books, the 2012 Oscar races will soon be coming into view as the serious-minded fall feature films taxi down the runway.

09/08/2012

("The King's Speech," directed by Tom Hoover)

Bill Wine’s Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Director

Once again, ten nominated titles (rather than five) are under consideration to win the most coveted of the ceremony’s golden statuettes. So which of them is most likely to be awarded the Oscar for best picture?

02/23/2011