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"2016 Oscar Nominated Films -- Live Action": Keeping things short and not sweet

“2016 Oscar Nominated Films — Live Action” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated, 1:30, three stars out of four. I’ll be doing a post-show chat after the 7:15 p.m. 632 more words

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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action

Yesterday I tackled the animated short films nominated in the 2015 Academy Awards. Today for the live actions. The films range from fourteen to forty minutes in length, and while slightly less diverse than their animated counterparts, represent true quality throughout. 1,251 more words

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Oscar Nominated Short Films - Animation

This is a category generally ignored by anyone outside of the Academy, and, by many inside the academy. That’s a shame. The five films presented each give the viewer a unique experience, and when view together, give the cinema goer an opportunity to truly compare all of them to each other. 890 more words

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Get Your Kicks: 3 Things to Do in F2H this Week (February 2, 2015): Musicale, Free Beer, & the Red Carpet

KickstART farmington is committed to kicking the community in the arts and so we recommend these three cultural arts events taking place in Farmington/Farmington Hills this week: 81 more words

Monday Morning Movie Reviews: Black or White, Slamdance, Oscar Shorts

On this edition of the Monday morning movie reviews, Erik ChildressCollin Souter and Nick Digilio discuss Kevin Costner’s Black or White and this weekend’s other new movies.  50 more words

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Photographer grants more than three wishes in 'Butter Lamp'

Wei Hu’s “Butter Lamp” begins with that iconic portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong, hanging in front of Beijing’s Forbidden City. It’s only when a couple of poor Tibetan nomads stumble into frame that you notice the wrinkles in the backdrop. 226 more words


"2015 Oscar Shorts -- Animated": CGI takes a back seat for once

The “2015 Oscar Shorts — Animated” program is now playing at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated, 1:30, three stars out of four. 

Traditional hand-drawn animation may be on its last legs as far as feature films go, as the Studio Ghibli documentary “ 669 more words

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