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Films about race and poverty in Paris, low-life exuberance in London and Werner Herzog re-tracing a friend’s quest
Also: damning memories from and since the Viet Nam war, an innovative dance choreographer in 3-D, the latest unhinged act by Nicolas Cage and a new but unseen version of The Turn of the Screw
Jan 23rd, 2020
After 25 Years, Les Mis still hits the mark
Peter Lockyear and Jason Forbach are standouts in their respective roles.
Jun 26th, 2013
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the 2013 Oscars
Seth MacFarlane was a superb host, but the overall ceremony was lacking.
Feb 25th, 2013
Argo vs. Lincoln, Wreck-It Ralph vs. Brave and Amour vs Rebelle: My Oscar guesses
Argo’s version of the Canadian caper has stepped up over Lincoln as the favorite for best picture, say most of the Oscar pundits
Feb 19th, 2013
Lincoln earns 12 Oscar nominations. Canada’s Rebelle still in the running too.
Lincoln leads the Oscar race, Life of Pi is second. But there are more than a few surprises among the nominations.
Jan 10th, 2013
Django Unchained and Les Misérables: two big movies opening on Christmas Day
Two more films for the holidays: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.
Dec 24th, 2012
Gerard Depardieu's worst role
French actor Gerard Depardieu urinates on airplane floor.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 18th, 2011