Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson is an acquired taste, and not one that I’d acquired until this film. I have nothing against a self-conscious formalism, but Anderson’s formula seemed too studied, too precious, and occasionally twee for my taste. Every director has the … Continue reading

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Frozen

Better Late Than Never… Frozen Finally saw Frozen—apparently after every child in America and half the adults. Not much needs to be added to the adulation. Songs are great if not a little bubble gum at moments. It’s consistently funny … Continue reading

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Four Quick Takes–The Lego Movie, Her, 20 Feet from Stardom, Enough Said

Four Quick Takes I recently saw four films, all which I can recommend, though with a reservation here and there. Two won Oscars; one might. The Lego Movie Exhausting and non-stop. But clever and full of adult humor as well. … Continue reading

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Oscar Report–First Thoughts

The good news is that most of my personal choices won. The bad news is that while best friend Clint and I did great on our Oscar pool, another guy did better. Oh, well. The show, as always, was too … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Predictions 2014

With HUGE ASSISTANCE from knowledgeable best friend Clint Morgan Best Picture Should win: 12 Years a Slave Will Win: 12 Years a Slave Still Could Be: Gravity Best Director Should win: either Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave or … Continue reading

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