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Beauty and the Beast

If you loved Beauty and the Beast and just enjoyed it, don’t read the following. Seriously. I usually don’t like to see “event films” or those preceded by great hype, on the opening weekend. I had to wait longer than … Continue reading

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2016 Oscar Nominations—Best Director

This category may well be the hardest to predict—with the possible exception of Best Picture. It’s no longer a given that the two categories are joined at the hip. Ang Lee won Best Director for Brokeback Mountain a decade ago, … Continue reading

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2016 Oscar Nominations: The “Minor” Sure-Thing Awards

To those in the so-called “minor” awards—those outside the top six—the Oscar is anything but minor. But to most folks outside of the industry, the awards outside of the acting, directing and best picture awards are of somewhat less interest. … Continue reading

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2016 Oscar Nominations—Best Actress

  Here are the nominations: Cate Blanchett-Carol Brie Larson-Room Jennifer Lawrence-Joy Charlotte Rampling—45 Years Saoirse Ronen-Brooklyn This category is a bit of a yawn, though it may have set a record for the shortest names of the films they are … Continue reading

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Room

Room may well be the most moving, intimate, emotional and gut-wrenching mainstream film this year. It’s tender, sweet, tense, wondrous, lyrical and biting—all at different times. Featuring a shattering performance by Brie Larson (pretty much a shoo-in for Best Actress) … Continue reading

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Oscar 2016–first thoughts

OK, they nominations are out. And the celebrating, sniping and whining has begun. But the nominations are not exactly shocking, and are in fact fairly predictable. There are a few surprises, though, and while not shocking, are at least attention-getting. … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Awards–2016

Quote from the Golden Globes website about the members who vote: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about members who disseminate information about … Continue reading

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