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Guest Post: Disconnected – Public Opinion, Critical Acclaim, and The Academy


Nicola, who’s runs Uncultured Critic, has written a special guest feature for Cinema Fanatic about  “the disconnect between public opinion, critical acclaim, and The Academy.” I hope you enjoy it! And while you’re at it, y’all should follower her on Twitter, too!

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The Economist recently released an article with the following title:

A World of Hits: Ever-increasing choice was supposed to mean the end of the blockbuster. It has had the opposite effect

Ever-increasing choice? Not anymore! Since the advent of the latest 3D boom (-and-hopefully-bust), choices have dwindled considerably.

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15 Breakthrough Performers of 2009


2009 was a good year for cinema. So good I had to have a Top 15 instead of a Top Ten (and now, after I’ve seen a lot of the End of the Year fare, I feel like I’d need a Top Twenty). There were some newcomers who blew us away and some actors/actresses who have been kicking around Hollywood for years waiting for That Movie that makes them a household name, and for them 2009 was that year. I’m going to do this list in alphabetical order by last name.

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