Tag Archives: Award Season

“A Hidden Life”

“What’s happened to our country? To the land we love?” Story: Austrian Franz Jägerstätter is happy in his village. He farms, he loves his family, and he gathers with his fellows at the local beer garden. But this is WWII, … Continue reading

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“Jojo Rabbit”

“Be the rabbit!” Story: Jojo Beltzler is ten years old, loves his mom, and has an imaginary best friend. Awwww, right? Well, his imaginary best friend is Adolph Hitler, and Jojo is a member of the Hitlerjugend. So…kinda not so … Continue reading

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“Motherless Brooklyn” – normcore noir pulled off nicely

“D, you’re the tits!” Story: Lionel Essrog has one hell of a brain. His ability to remember things is practically photographic. But his Tourette syndrome makes connecting with others rough in 1950s NYC. So when his mentor and father-figure Frank … Continue reading

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Rapid Review: “Beautiful Boy”

(Because really; award season means you’re trying to winnow down the musts from the must-pass.) Disjointed and choppy. I understand that’s probably what the director is going for, to echo the feelings of addiction and living with a loved one … Continue reading

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 – ties! Black Panther! Ms. Maisel!

The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards were held last night, and while there were some expected outcomes – looking at you, winners Christian Bale, Rachel Brosnahan and best song “Shallow” – there were a few happy surprises. I love how much … Continue reading

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“On the Basis of Sex”

“You’re a smart girl, Ruthie. You married a star!” Story: The real-life story of Kiki Bader Ginsburg, and how she went from law school student, wife and mother to a Supreme Court justice. Yeah, her nickname is Kiki. That’s simply wonderful. … Continue reading

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Award Season: AFI Awards for 2018 announced!

The American Film Institute has just released its list of winners from 2018! Ten films and ten television programs have been selected, as well as a special award for the film Roma.  Here’s the info on what these awards signify, … Continue reading

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