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Performance of the week: Geraldine Page in Summer And Smoke (1961)

Geraldine Page received her second Oscar nomination (first Best Actress, for her second feature film!) for playing Alma Winemiller in Tennessee Williams’ Summer And Smoke. Even though she won the Golden Globe, she eventually lost the big one to Sophia Loren for Two Women (What a performance!).From what I’ve seen, the 60s was such an interesting era for movie awards – most of the actual best actress winners actually never won the Golden Globe and several other precursor awards, which makes the guessing game a lot harder than nowadays. 1,299 more words

Oscars

5 Things to Love and 5 Things to Hate About Forrest Gump

I could not spend a whole year talking about 1994 and calling it “the most important year of the Nineties” if I didn’t take the time to talk about the film from 1994 that would go on to win best picture:  2,485 more words

1990s

Throwback Thursday: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" dir. Benh Zeitlin

A quick google search of 2012′s best films will likely return several lists that include Benh Zeitlin’s electric first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild… 220 more words

Film

The Oscar Goes To...

Parents wear many hats, they are many things to their children: driver, maid, cook, laundress, nurse, court jester, etc.  I knew that these roles would be mine to play.  820 more words

Mom Life

The Hot Wheels Darth Vader 'Vette

You gotta love the gang at Hot Wheels!

Generations of guys-and more than a few ladies have grown up with Hot Wheels, collecting favorites from muscle cars to dream cars, cars driven by NASCAR stars and more. 47 more words

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OBPC #82: The Hurt Locker, 2009

Rating: 3½ stars (out of 4)

The Hurt Locker (2009): Dir. Kathryn Bigelow.  Written by Mark Boal.  Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes. 330 more words

Oscars Best Picture Countdown

The Accused

Throw back to 1988 for an insightful courtroom drama

Love: Any chance I get to see young Jodie Foster act. She is always just astounding. This is a great movie, and I can’t believe I had not seen it until now! 199 more words

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