The Great Performances: 2001

Posted by · 6:23 pm · November 20th, 2009

In one of the weakest years in memory, not just for performances but for great films, 2001 saw Denzel Washington and Halle Berry knock “two birds out with one stone,” as the former declared on Oscar night, as two African Americans won the top acting prizes for the first time ever.  And it was difficult […]

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LAFF announces line-up, ‘Public Enemies’ to play as centerpiece film

Posted by · 2:38 pm · May 5th, 2009

What a sweet move on the part of Universal Pictures to unleash Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” a week or so early at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.  The Johnny Depp starrer will play as the fest’s centerpiece film.  This will be a great way to drum up more and more recognition for the […]

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Holocaust victims 4, Nazis 0

Posted by · 3:05 am · February 21st, 2009

This interactive Oscar trivia chart at the Guardian is great fun, even if I can’t vouch for its accuracy across the board. (At a glance, I can tell that there are numerous names missing from their “most nominated without wins” page, while there have been more than three R-rated Best Picture nominees this year, let […]

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Wells on the Factor

Posted by · 9:11 am · August 8th, 2008

Not Oscar-related, but after that whole Jon Voight New York Times op-ed brou-ha-ha, Jeffrey Wells appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” to speak up on his position (there’s a lot more to the story, so read here for more). Check it out…he holds his own pretty well but O’Reilly is expert at bullying, so even someone […]

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