Let’s hear it for the boy

Posted by · 8:20 am · June 11th, 2010

Regular readers will know that there is no current film writer, great or small, whom I look up to more than Nick Davis — a Chicago-based English professor whose blogging balances rich academic perspective with truly heroic levels of Oscar geekdom. These two elements combined to form a lifelong project in which Nick resolved to […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 “Greatest” lists ‘The Wizard of Oz’ deserves to be on

Posted by · 10:33 am · August 25th, 2009

As you have probably heard by now, today marks a rather special anniversary in cinema. (And it’s not Sean Connery’s 79th birthday, though we do wish him well.) It is, of course, 70 years ago to the day since a little film called “The Wizard of Oz” opened nationally in the United States. Perhaps you’ve […]

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Called it

Posted by · 4:40 pm · March 23rd, 2009

You may recall that a few weeks ago, I mentioned that Harvey Weinstein had a Judy Garland biopic in the works. Back then, I contemplated the potentially perfect Oscar storm represented by the lead role: a biopic of a showbiz icon, covering substance abuse and mental instability, requiring song-and-dance skills, all backed up by the […]

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Weinstein + Garland = Oscar?

Posted by · 5:34 am · February 5th, 2009

OK, so some actress just won an Oscar. We don’t know who she is yet, or when exactly she’ll receive it, but is there anyone willing to bet against the lucky thesp who winds up getting cast in the Harvey Weinstein-produced biopic of Judy Garland that has just been announced? It seems the Brothers Weinstein […]

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