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2014 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 1/6/15 Recommendations

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 11/4/14 Recommendations

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 3/4/14 Recommendations

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Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part Two

(Continued from: Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part One) For his 11th feature film, Lee produced and directed 1997’s 4 Little Girls.  This documentary feature examines the 1963 murder of four black girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was … Continue reading

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Reactions To 2012 Academy Award Nominations Part One

Some thoughts: Best Picture My first surprise here is that the Academy only went with nine nominees again instead of ten.  I’m glad to see Amour pop up here and that the Academy didn’t forget about Beasts of the Southern … Continue reading

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2012 Academy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and I have to say that I’m quite surprised about some of the nominees (as well as which films got snubbed).  Lincoln leads with 12 nominations, and Ang Lee’s Life … Continue reading

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2012 Golden Globe Nominations

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard- Rust and Bone Helen Mirren- Hitchcock Naomi … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actor

While I have not yet finalized any awards season predictions, I thought I’d list some of the performances I feel should be considered for a Best Supporting Actor nod (please note that this is for movies that have already been … Continue reading

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Paul Thomas Anderson: An Appreciation

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Today marks the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film, The Master.  Anderson writes, produces, and directs, and has been nominated for five Academy Awards.  His directorial output has been very fascinating so far.  His body of work includes the … Continue reading