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The Cold-Hearted Oscar Chances of Warm-Hearted BOYHOOD / Please Stop Talking About Andy Serkis Winning an Oscar

Here’s a two-part piece checking out the Oscar chances of two well-reviewed films of the summer, typically a dead-zone for awards

I apologize in advance for talking cynically about something beautiful. 1,235 more words


[1991] JFK II

As part of the Conversation Series, I’ll be speaking with certain contributors about certain movies at certain times. 

Zach Schonfeld is a “writer” living in “Brooklyn.” He is currently a reporter for Newsweek Magazine and studied English and American Studies at Wesleyan University, for which we’re all very proud. 1,626 more words


Her (Film Review)

Year: 2013

Director: Spike Jonze

Written by: Spike Jonze

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams

Each year there are one or two independent films that gain Academy Award recognition. 567 more words


From #Maverick to #Rockford: Rest in Peace, James Garner (1928-2014)

Ask anyone of my generation or younger, and they’ll probably tell you that James Garner is “the guy from The Notebook.”  My response to that  is, “ 251 more words

Andy Serkis and the Motion Capture Debate

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of several high profile films in the last decade that have used motion capture technology to create life-like computer animated characters.  915 more words


Men Are From Mars

“Venus”(2007) stars the late Peter O’Toole as an aging British actor who like many struggles with becoming old.

The film revolves around O’Toole as Maurice and a young woman named Jessie who is the niece of his best friend. 318 more words


The 30 Best Movie Songs of the Last 40 Years - Part II

Best Songs Made For Movies in the Last Forty Years – The Jack Nicholson Tier – 20 – 11

In Part One of this epic list… 2,066 more words