Terrible news

Posted by · 12:59 pm · December 16th, 2008

Those of you who dug through my “best of the year” column yesterday know that I was a supporter of Chris Bell’s creative, informative and, at times, sobering documentary “Bigger, Stronger, Faster.”  In the piece, I wrote that Bell’s film succeeded by “cleverly combining the numbers with the priceless power of a family drama.” Well […]

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Runnin’ on empty: the best films of 2008

Posted by · 9:25 am · December 15th, 2008

Just to say it once more, because I’ve certainly brought it up enough, 2008 was not a good year for film-goers. That’s an incredibly subjective quip, of course, but I certainly found myself struggling with the level of quality on display with each and every screening, the oasis of the Oscar season ultimately proving to […]

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11/17 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:43 am · November 17th, 2008

• Jeffrey Wells has kind words for “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” and spends some time with director Chris Bell. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Nathaniel Rogers talks with “Happy-Go-Lucky” star Sally Hawkins. [The Film Experience] • David Poland talks to the “Slumdog” crew. [The Hot Blog] • Ben Lynfield goes deep on “Waltz with Bashir” across the pond. […]

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