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The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Supporting Actress, 2013-2014)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. 4,186 more words


Nominee: The Revenant (2015)

Winner: Spotlight

Up against: The Martian, Bridge of Spies, Room, The Big Short, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road

You might be wondering why the main photo for this entry is Leonardo DiCaprio holding his Oscar rather than the poster. 490 more words


It's Hammer (Films) Time

For devotees of British horror films and lovers of sonorous voices that dance on the ears like a favorite melody, this is a weekend of celebration and tribute: yesterday (May 27) was the birthday of both Christopher Lee (1922-2015) and Vincent Price (1911-1993), and the day before was that of my favorite of the trio, Peter Cushing (1913-1994).  1,165 more words


Best Picture Revisited: From Here to Eternity (1953)

The Best Picture winner of 1953, From Here to Eternity, could have been a major failure. Burt Lancaster and Frank Sinatra were not known for dramas. 1,373 more words

Best Picture Revisited

Jewel of the day: Sevan Bicakci White and Black Diamond Padlock Pendant

Turkish jeweller Sevan Bicakci is having a moment, what with the splash made by his octopus ring as worn by Whoopi Goldberg at the Oscars. 34 more words

Jewel Of The Day

"I Put it in the Ether" Club

I often speculate on how my husband, the perpetual dreamer and I got (and STAYED) together. To his dreams, I bring a sense of Russian pragmatism, which I call realism, but he calls pessimism. 889 more words


New Review

Boyhood (2014). What a wonderful film. Real, raw, emotional, funny at time, devastating at others. Hawke gives his best ever performance for me, in a role he was made for. 139 more words