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Andrew’s Oscar Predictions 2017!

Update: 9/24! I think that’s worse than usual! It’s that time of year again. As usual, I have seen a few of the nominees, but not all, and not nearly enough. So I should be even more qualified than ever! … Continue reading

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Hidden Fences

An actor once told me, “There are two kinds of movies out there. The kind that tells people what they want to hear, and the kind that tells them what they need to know.” Hidden Figures, the story of black … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2016!

Update: 10/24. It’s always the technical categories. Sometimes there’s a sweep, sometimes they spread them around. Oh well. Did not really like Ride of the Valkyries as the play off music- especially since it seemed to have been transposed into a major … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks 2015!

Let’s spin the roulette wheel and see how many I get this time… Best Picture: As much as I loved Selma and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and I really want to see Whiplash, this seems to be a race between … Continue reading

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People Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Their Governments, and Governments Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Their People

Citizenfour, the documentary directed by Laura Poitras, doesn’t include a lot of new information that hadn’t already been revealed in the articles about Edward Snowden’s leaks. That said, it’s a fascinating look at how the story was broken, a great … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2014!

Edit: 16/24! I’m actually kind of impressed with myself… I have a confession. I haven’t been to the movies in a very long time. I don’t think I’ve seen any of the Best Picture nominees this year, as much as … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2012!

By some fluke of not paying attention, the Golden Globes appear to have pass me by. My score then is zero for zero. Let’s see if we can do any better this time. It occurs to me that the ballots … Continue reading

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I May not Know Much About Art, But I Know What I Like!

Dan Kois has provoked a rather tame debate among critical circles with this essay, where he explains why he didn’t like Meek’s Cutoff: It’s slow and boring. Manhola Dargis and A.O. Scott responded by saying that maybe “slow and boring … Continue reading

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Who’s This Guy Named Oscar and Why Is He on TV?

Maybe it’s me, but it seems like most of the commentary I’ve seen this year finds the writer complaining how the Academy snubbed their favorite movie, and why the nominees for the various categories are undeserving. And we can’t forget … Continue reading

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Why I Like Animation

Roger Ebert has posted his list of favorite animated films from last year. I’ve heard of all of them, and seen two. The rest are either in my Netflix queue, or soon will be. It looks like a strong bunch- … Continue reading

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