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02.24.2014 | 55 days ago | Posted at 06:20 PM

Reading the Signs for Hollywood’s Big Night

By David Luhrssen
  Reality will be inescapable at this year’s Academy Awards. Six of the nine Best Picture nominees are “based on a true story.” It’s a curious turn, given that so many top moneymakers are fantasies drawn from comic books or young adult fiction. Perhaps “reality based” pictures hold more gravitas for a Motion Picture Academy whose members have always wanted to be...
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Great and the Good

 I don’t call my picks of the year the “best,” but I do play favorites. To any critic compiling a “best-of” list, I demand: define “best.” Most can’t define anything at all, including their criteria for choosing the year’s top movies. I don’t pretend to know what’s best but I can measure the ability of films
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Woody Allen’s Bicoastal Drama

 Although Woody Allen became a belated world traveler in recent years, setting films in Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome, he returns to familiar ground for much of Blue Jasmine. Half of the film unwinds in the tonier districts

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