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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SHORT TAKE: “Two Lovers” (***)

Posted by · 9:37 am · October 22nd, 2008

London Film Festival Bar the odd appearance of a text message or Ecstasy tablet, James Gray’s “Two Lovers,” a disarmingly modest tale of misdirected passion, could just as easily be set in 1958 as in the present day. This is both one of its charms and one of its failings. The premise is unfussy and […]

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