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My Favorite Movies of 2015

I was almost entirely cut off from watching movies in a movie theater for the whole of 2015, for reasons having to do with my health. Today’s multiplatform availability thankfully means that I was able to see a lot of … Continue reading

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About Last Night

It happens every Oscar night: The winner in one of the acting categories professes undying love and admiration for his or her nominated colleagues, usually with some reference to the “incredible journey” (or something similar) that they’ve all been through. … Continue reading

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The Year in Norwegian Cinema

I watch an unhealthy amount of movies every year, but despite a very manageable total annual output – 20-25 films – I’m not always fully updated on Norwegian cinema. The quality of our local movie industry has improved vastly over … Continue reading

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More Pop Culture Podcasts

See also:  Favorite Pop Culture Podcasts Pop Culture Happy Hour This weekly NPR podcast quickly made its way into my rotation as I listened my way back through the four-year archive over a period of about four months earlier this … Continue reading

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The Return of the Young Leonardos

Back  in 2008, I singled out Emile Hirsch, Michael Pitt and Kevin Zegers as three Young Leonardos (YLs). The standard was somewhat lazily applied, as it was not readily apparent what it took to be in contention for the title, … Continue reading

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The 2014 Oscars Post

BEST PICTURE 12 Years a Slave (Dir: Steve McQueen) American Hustle (Directed by: David O. Russell) Captain Phillips  (Dir: Paul Greengrass) Gravity (Dir: Alfonso Cuaron) Her (Dir: Spike Jonze) Nebraska (Dir: Alexander Payne) Philomena (Dir: Stephen Frears) The Wolf of … Continue reading

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Give The Voices Some Love

The announcement of this year’s Academy Awards nomination saw the return of an old(-ish) staple in the awards season debate. The “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” category honored Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), June … Continue reading

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