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Catching up on movies.

Working down the Academy Awards (the Oscars) list of nominations.

Life In China

Movie Talk on a Pending Snow Day

Just got in from playing in the snow with some of my fraternity brothers; it was pretty great.

While Mother Nature is out there doing her job so I can catch up on some readings tomorrow, I figured I’d share some thoughts about 2014 movies and this award season. 290 more words

Emma Stone

FILM REVIEW: American Sniper

American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, 2014)

I told my friend with a sigh that I’d heard this was really pro-America and pro-guns. She responded: “Well it is called… 967 more words

Indie Intros Oscar Edition: Alejandro González-Iñárritu's Powder Keg

Since my last Indie Intros post chronicled the work of Richard Linklater, a response to Boyhood being nominated for six Academy Awards, I thought I might just cover other nominees till the awards kick off in February. 781 more words


The Biggest Oscar Snubs 2015

Another year, another set of Academy Award nominations, and while it’s great that well-deserved films such as Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel are getting recognition, as usual we seem to spend more time talking about what isn’t on the list than what is. 709 more words


Oscar Nominee: Maleficent

Maleficent (2014)

Dir: Robert Stromberg

Academy Award Nomination: Costume Design.

This is possibly the most elaborate metaphor for Scottish independence ever seen… and I’m leaning towards voting ‘distinctly unsure’ about it! 755 more words


2015 Academy Awards nominations result in controversy, snubs and surprises

‘Birdman’ and ‘Grand Budapest’ lead with nine nominations each

As far as movie years go, 2014 was one of the best this decade for Hollywood and theaters alike. 764 more words