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88th Academy Award Winners

Listen, I can’t be mad because the same thing happened a few years ago when “12 Years A Slave” won having only won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, while “Gravity” had taken home 7 Oscars including Best Directing. 528 more words

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Who will win the Next Gen Oscars?

Andrew Burn

In this season of media excitement about the BAFTAs and Oscars, it seems reasonable for educators to ask where the next generation of film-makers might come from. 696 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment


Spotlight is based of the true events surrounding the scandal of molestation in the Catholic Church in the early 2000s and how it was brought to press by the Spotlight team at the Boston Globe. 483 more words

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Why You Should Drop Everything To See 'Room'

This post has taken a while because, while it’s good to write a review fresh, some films demand that you sit with them for a bit to let the dust of your new post-that-film life settle. 502 more words


There’s a lot to be said about #OscarsSoWhite this year, and I don’t want to repeat what’s already been eloquently written.

Here’s what I want to contribute: a list of movies from 2015 that  232 more words

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Audacious production sunk by poor writing, editing decisions

And for his followup to last year’s Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and should-have-been Best Actor winner, the astounding Birdman, acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu takes his crew to the northern edges of the world in the Western Canadian wilds to bring the viewer what feels like two and a half hours of Leonardo DiCaprio limping. 1,258 more words

Spoil-Free Reviews: The Hateful Eight

So I settled down in AFI Silver’s almost too hard and too authentic 1920’s era movie house seats.  Some bald guy named Todd or Jeff or something like that steps out to the podium on the stage to tell everyone about the bar that will be open during intermission.  1,045 more words