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Say Goodbye To The Academy's Experiment With More Than Five Best Picture Nominees

After Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was snubbed by voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, the board of governors decided to remove the longstanding five-film maximum. 291 more words

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Birdman

For some reason, I really liked this movie. :-)

“You’re anything but invisible. You’re big. You’re kind of a great mess. It’s like a candle burning on both ends, but it’s beautiful.”

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The Apartment (1960)

Billy Wilder’s The Apartment has the distinction of being both an effective farce as well as an engaging picture of realism. Rarely has a director balanced mood so well. 311 more words

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#RauschReview of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Let me preface this review by saying that I went into this film with no real knowledge, other than the fact that it won Best Picture this year. 418 more words

What is the Best Picture of the 1990's?

Here we are: another decade ready for judgment. Can you feel the excitement?

Full disclosure: in seeking to determine the best movie made between 1990 and 1999, I have decided to only focus on films that won the Best Picture Academy Award. 1,953 more words

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The Beginning of an Institution

Prior to the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there was no governing body, no regulations on the filmmaking industry. Not only was censorship and regulation a concern, but there was no way for those working in films to organize (as in, no unions) or recognize the achievements of outstanding individuals. 672 more words

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District 9 (2009) Movie Review "A Grand and Thought Provoking Debut"

Now less than a week away from one of my most highly anticipated films of the year, “Chappie”, I thought there would be no better time to take a look back at director Neil Blomkamp’s previous works, starting with his debut title “District 9″. 1,277 more words