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my picks for tonight’s 89th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2016’s films)

Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:10am | 17 comments

curated: actors are allowed to speak publicly about their political opinions

Mon Jan 16 2017, 04:45pm | 8 comments

curated: the Meryl Streep Golden Globes speech in which she smacks Donald Trump

Mon Jan 09 2017, 08:35pm | 47 comments

Florence Foster Jenkins movie review: don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear

Fri May 06 2016, 09:23pm | 4 comments

Marguerite movie review: is ignorance bliss?

Thu Mar 31 2016, 11:17am | 1 comment

Suffragette movie review: then they fight you (#LFF2015)

Wed Oct 07 2015, 10:08pm | 52 comments

Ricki and the Flash movie review: rocking (down and) out

Wed Sep 09 2015, 01:00pm | 5 comments

87th Academy Awards: the Oscar nominees (and winners) for 2015

Mon Feb 23 2015, 09:57am | 4 comments

what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Apr 22)

Tue Apr 22 2014, 07:40pm | 0 comments

the best selfie ever: Ellen DeGeneres and Bradley Cooper (and celebrity photobombers) at the Oscars

Mon Mar 03 2014, 03:44pm | 25 comments

my guesses for Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards

Mon Mar 03 2014, 02:00am | 4 comments

who — if anyone — has emerged as an indisputable movie star since the year 2000?

Mon Oct 28 2013, 09:31am | 41 comments

films to stream in the UK week of Aug 26 2013 (Netflix/LoveFilm/blinkbox/BBC iPlayer)

Wed Aug 28 2013, 07:18pm | 0 comments

Hope Springs (review)

Thu Sep 27 2012, 08:40pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What is your favorite biopic?

Tue Sep 18 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

The Artist will have a good night (and other Oscar predictions)

Sat Feb 25 2012, 10:59pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What screen legends don’t deserve their legendary status?

Thu Aug 11 2011, 12:07pm | 0 comments

The Undefeated (trailer)

Fri Jul 08 2011, 12:36pm | 0 comments

The Iron Lady (teaser trailer)

Thu Jul 07 2011, 12:52pm | 0 comments

cinematic roots of: ‘Hereafter’

Tue Nov 09 2010, 11:43pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What actresses should play Shakespeare’s great male characters?

Mon Sep 13 2010, 07:53am | 14 comments

cinematic roots of: ‘The Switch’

Mon Aug 23 2010, 10:29pm | 0 comments

don’t blame Tom Cruise for ‘Knight and Day’; Hollywood still loves Comic Con; more: leftover links

Sun Jul 04 2010, 09:32am | 0 comments

Oscar predictions: ‘The Hurt Locker’ won’t be hurting

Mon Mar 08 2010, 01:57am | 10 comments

MaryAnn can’t believe…

Sun Mar 07 2010, 08:39pm | 0 comments

um, critics have nothing to do with making Oscar nominations or picking Oscar winners…

Wed Feb 03 2010, 10:56am | 10 comments

question of the day: Who will the Oscar Best Actress and Best Actor nominees be?

Thu Jan 21 2010, 11:19am | 19 comments

question of the day: What do you think of the Golden Globe winners?

Mon Jan 18 2010, 10:41am | 16 comments

December 23-25: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Thu Dec 24 2009, 11:15am | 4 comments

It’s Complicated (review)

Wed Dec 23 2009, 04:52pm | 31 comments

December 18: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Dec 18 2009, 11:58am | 0 comments

Fantastic Mr. Fox (review)

Wed Nov 18 2009, 02:18pm | 9 comments

classical movies are music to cinema’s ears

Mon Sep 28 2009, 09:58am | 2 comments

question of the day: What if we *really* had to pick the Oscar nominees right now?

Fri Sep 04 2009, 07:10am | 4 comments

bias update: August 13

Thu Aug 13 2009, 09:32pm | 5 comments

August 7: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Aug 07 2009, 04:07pm | 0 comments

Julie & Julia (review)

Thu Aug 06 2009, 02:51am | 11 comments

watch it: “Mamma Mia – Behind the Scenes – Red Nose Day 2009”

Fri Mar 13 2009, 03:05pm | 2 comments

North American box office: ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ secures the weekend

Wed Jan 21 2009, 10:45pm | 0 comments

Doubt (review)

Fri Dec 19 2008, 09:46am | 2 comments

awards contenders on DVD: the studio films

Thu Dec 18 2008, 09:37am | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Doubt’

Fri Dec 05 2008, 01:23pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Doubt’

Thu Sep 18 2008, 02:58pm | 0 comments

Mamma Mia! (review)

Fri Jul 18 2008, 03:37am | 29 comments

Out of Africa (review)

Tue Mar 09 1999, 05:04pm | 0 comments

Kramer vs. Kramer (review)

Wed Mar 03 1999, 06:29pm | 0 comments

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