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The 2015 Oscars

I didn’t do a traditional recap this year because I was at a friend’s party. It was a fantastic time. Anyway, The Oscars and me have a very bizarre history. It’s the one day of the year where I become … Continue reading

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2014 Oscar Reaction

OK, I’ve had a few hours to think about the Oscar results. The only thing particularly bad was the result for Best Picture. 12 Years a Slave was not the Best Picture of the year. It was not among the … Continue reading

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2014 Oscar Nominations – Predictions and Reactions

The 2014 Oscar nominations have been announced. And as usual, there is plenty to celebrate and plenty to sit back and ponder. There are also plenty to scream about. Although the unusual thing is I find myself without a film … Continue reading

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Oscars 2013 Analysis

So, another Oscar ceremony has passed us by. If you watched it (and considering viewership was up 20% over the last year, you probably did), you know that Argo won Best Picture, Jennifer Lawrence tripped while walking to accept her … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Nominations and Predictions

For the five of you who don’t know, the 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. And everyone, within minutes, found something to complain about. My take? Well, with one enormous lapse, this line up is among the best … Continue reading

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A Review of The Artist

When it was first released,  The Artist was greeted with the sort of buzz that makes most people downright skeptical. It was a silent, black and white film that was being hailed as a masterpiece. Those elements seemed to make the … Continue reading

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My reaction to The Oscars 2012

Ah, the Oscars. In which the stars (including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Uggie, and Angelina Jolie’s right leg) come out to compete for the big awards. In which memorable moments are viewed by the world (such as Octavia … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominee Analysis

The Oscars were announced this morning. Hugo, which was on my ten best of the year, scored 11 nominations. The Artist picked up ten. As usual, there were some lovely surprises and some downright unpleasant ones. But then, that is … Continue reading

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My Reaction to The King’s Speech Oscar Win

This article would normally have appeared as the last paragraph in my recap, but I think that the impact of The King’s Speech win deserves its own examination. Many will say that I backed the wrong horse in my prediction … Continue reading

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The 2011 Oscars – a live recap

The 2011 Oscar ceremony is actually shaping up to be quite an exciting event. Six months ago, I would have predicted an easy victory for The Social Network. I still expect it to do well, but The King’s Speech (which … Continue reading

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