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ROOM: FILM & BOOK REVIEW | fivethreeninety

This is a review I have been very excited to discuss since hearing about the book and film. The 2010 novel Room by Irish born writer Emma Donoghue is the first book I read of 2016, though I was up to the thirtieth page from reading the book in segments in bookshops before having my own copy. 1,536 more words

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'Spotlight' wins best ensemble at not-so-white SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.

While the Academy Awards remain enveloped in a crisis over the diversity of its nominees, the 22nd annual SAG Awards on Saturday presented a stark antidote to the rancour that has overwhelmed Hollywood’s awards season. 791 more words

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Terence Corcoran: STAR WARS: A social revolution coming to a theatre near you

I have it from one of Hollywood’s great fictional characters, the unnamed source, that Justin Trudeau’s invitation to present an Oscar at the Feb. 28 ceremony has been rescinded. 1,453 more words

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Shameless Self-Promotion: 'Eyes Wide Open: 2015'

Since there just isn’t enough opinionating about film out there, yours truly reviews them on occasion for the odd website and magazine. Come each January for the past several years, with awards buzz percolating and everybody catching up on seeing the films they missed last fall, I have been publishing the  166 more words

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Screening Room: The Nearly-Great Movies of 2015

For my annual film guide series Eyes Wide Open — and yes, the 2015 edition is now on sale, thanks for asking — I try to narrow down the list of best films of the year to 25. 55 more words

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Category Fraud Prevails...and #OscarStillSoWhite

Before I go on about the just released nominations, would like to pay tribute to Alan Rickman. I most remembered him as the tortured and ultimately misunderstood Professor Snape from the Harry Potter series, and the shy, older Colonel Brandon who fell for Kate Winslet’s Marianne in Sense and Sensibility. 1,583 more words

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