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That Dinner of ’67: A Radio Play about That Important Movie
It was also Spencer Tracy's final movie before his passing, and the movie earned Oscar nominations in all the major categories, winning Best Screenplay for writer William Rose and Best Actress for Katharine Hepburn It was also Tracy and Hepburn's last movie together as a legendary couple onscreen and off. Daisy Ridley and Adrian Lester in[...]
parasite
Before we get into that let's give credit where it's due with the Film Academy recognizing Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite as Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars Could anyone else picture a contemporary foreign language film 5-10 years ago and beyond? What would the Academy consider otherwise? Most probably think historical drama or martial arts epic[...]
Auto Draft
The Guardian and the Washington Post won Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of Snowden's leaks. Laura Poitras' 2014 Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour chronicled Snowden's flight to Hong Kong and eventually Moscow  In 2015, Joseph Gordon Levitt starred in Snowden, the fictionalized account of Snowden's plight directed by Oliver Stone. Permanent Record is Snowden's own account of his part in[...]
Hope everyone likes awards shows, because the Academy has announced some big changes to The Oscars are coming. Namely, we're getting a three-hour broadcast of the annual ceremony — a surprising announcement considering 2018's ceremony had some of the lowest ratings in modern televised history for the event. There was also the reveal of a brand-new category,[...]
Kobe Bryant
Dear Basketball was nominated for an Oscar in the best animated short category. Dear Basketball is based on the poem Bryant wrote in 2015 after announcing his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers It features hand-drawn art on graphite and paper by Glen Keane, who animated Ariel in The Little Mermaid The music was done by[...]
If you're a fan of genre movies, the odds are your favorite films best chance at an Oscar comes in the Best Visual Effects category The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have narrowed down the field for this year's awards to a mere 20 films These include some of the biggest blockbusters of[...]
When Peter Capaldi Won An Oscar… Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life
Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life, the short film written and directed by Peter Capaldi, starring Richard E Grant, that won an Oscar for best short film back in 1994. Oh look, it's on YouTube. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIBJFrRjl94[/youtube] And if that's not enough, how about Capaldi's first American chat show with his old friend Craig Ferguson including an early look at[...]