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Women of the Dongria Khond tribe in Orissa, India preform a traditional dance. James Cameron’s Avatar is creating a kind of Christ-like effect in various countries. This story popped up on CNN.Com: An isolated tribe of nature-worshipping forest-dwellers threatened by a mine...
Posted On 13 Feb 2010

The State of the Race: War, What is it Good For?

The last time in recent Oscar history that as much as three war films were in the Best Pic race was 1998, when Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful, all lost to the non-war film, Shakespeare in Love.  World War II is as comfortable a fit with the AMPAS as...
Posted On 13 Feb 2010

Shutter Island Review

Todd McCarthy is first out of the gate with a review of Shutter Island. Many have seen the film but have withheld their opinions — there is no stopping them now. The flood of reviews starts now, says McCarthy: Expert, screw-turning narrative filmmaking put at the service of...
Posted On 13 Feb 2010

A Century of Special Effects

Posted on Twitter moments ago by @ebertchicago. The only one missing is this year’s winner, Avatar.
Posted On 13 Feb 2010

Valentine’s Day Video Montage

Created by Matt Zoeller Zeitz who promises “this video will get you laid.” It occurs to me while watching it that kissing is kind of a strange thing, in the final analysis. Hat tip to HE.
Posted On 13 Feb 2010