LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1955 and 1956

Posted by · 7:54 pm · June 30th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. 1955. The year my father was born and the year the Oscars threw the biggest curveball in their short history. A tiny, 91 minute romantic comedy that made no money at the box office and was initially just meant to be a TV movie won the […]

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Pump the brakes

Posted by · 10:27 pm · February 9th, 2010

I was giving this LA Times photo gallery the benefit of the doubt until it tried to convince me that “Up” is in any way a “Best Picture mirror” to “Around the World in 80 Days,” or “A Serious Man” to “The Apartment.”

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