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02.12.2014 | | Posted at 11:32 AM
By David Luhrssen
      Twenty-thirteen was Matthew McConaughey’s breakthrough year. He played an admirable assortment of roles, none as prominent as his star turn in Dallas Buyers Club. Odds are in his favor: he’ll take the trophy for Best Actor on Oscar night for his performance in that film. Out on DVD and Blu-ray, Dallas Buyers Club is also a likely Oscar vehicle for J...
09.14.2012 | | Posted at 02:40 PM

Oscar Nominee on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Lebanon’s candidate for the 2012 Oscars, Where Do We Go Now, opens on a highly stylized note: the women of a remote village, Muslim and Christian and all in black, are dancing in tight choreography on their way to the graveyard. The graves of the Muslim and Christian casualties of Lebanon’s civil war are distinguished by the shape of their markers and the side of the cemete...
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Iranian film is a strong Oscar contender

A Separation, which has already earned three prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival...
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

A closer look at some of the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards

The Oscars have never been a reliable guide to cinematic greatness...
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Will the Oscars get it right this time?

Will wonders never cease? Or have the Oscars redressed their sometimes-dubious reputation by nominating an unheralded, gritty, independent war film of unlikely audience appeal—a film barely screened before being rushed to DVD and that grossed only $12 million? With nine nominations, The Hurt Locker has not only become the prestige favorite among reviewers...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

A Slumdog night

It’s Slumdog versus wizened old Benjamin, a scrappy kid from Mumbai against an American freak of nature. This year’s Academy Awards promises a battle between Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for several top prizes and many lesser ones. Sean Penn’s unforgettable performance in Milk...
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

If, like much of the country, you didn’t get a chance to see all the animated shorts nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, the Times Cinema has made it easy for you to catch up. Tonight through March 6, it will screen a program of all five nominees, including Peter and the Wolf, the Polish adaptation of the . . .
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7:00 PM

The brief clips displayed at Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast whet a lot of appetites for this year’s nominated live action short films. These shorts can be difficult for American audiences to see, but thankfully the Times Cinema is screening a program of all five nominees through Thursday, with a performance at 7 . . .