Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

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Oscars 2015

Oscar noms 2015: Surprises and snubs The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced early this morning and as usual, the Academy generated lots of buzz with its picks. My initial reaction to the nominations was one of disappointment. Not one acting nomination went to a person of color. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so…

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Annie

I honestly go into every movie open-minded and hopeful. Movie critics have reputations of sitting in a dark theater with poisoned pens, sporting a sourpuss expression, but I love going to the movies as much as anyone and don’t set out to trash any movie or the filmmakers involved. I even went to “Gigli” on opening…

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Selma

Finally, we have a movie about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and it’s a great one. Director Ava DuVernay has made a most impressive film, taking on the unenviable task of helming the first cinematic portrayal Dr. King’s life. Her approach is a series of smart choices: while never demonstrably stylish, many scenes have a…

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