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The Lady in Number 6 Dies, RIP

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The wonderfully alive subject of the Lady in Number 6 just passed, says the Hollywood Reporter. She was 110 and the oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Incredible story, incredible woman. Sad news but on the other hand, when you lived that kind of a life? When you’ve left behind that kind of a legacy? When you live to be 110? One can have little complaints.  Bow down. Alice Herz-Sommer, who was…

10 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

10 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

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The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan) “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and Alexandre Gavras, producer (KG Productions) “Dva (Two),” Mickey Nedimovic, director, and Henner Besuch, director of photography (Filoufilm Dani Barsch) “Helium,” Anders Walter, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M…

Wes Anderson short, Castello Cavalcanti

Wes Anderson short, Castello Cavalcanti

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Inocente, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Adam and Dog, Paperman – My Favorite Shorts

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When the Oscar race starts to get me down as it does every year when it’s finalized and put to bed — for most it’s just another day, another contest, another Super Bowl. For me, it’s recorded history that I then sift through the following year to try to make sense of it. I always think of it like heading into the Grizzly Maze in hopes that I can remain…

Live Action Shorts – Size Matters Not

Live Action Shorts – Size Matters Not

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by Marshall Flores I will preface this post by saying that it’s always difficult for me to choose a winner from any of the Oscar-nominated shorts in a given year. Too often are the nominees in a shorts category better than their “big brothers” in the respective feature category – in fact, I prefer this year’s crop of animated shorts over any of the animated feature nominees. Year in and…

Disney’s Paperman Online

Disney’s Paperman Online

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This is my favorite of the animated shorts, with Adam and Dog being a close second. Just a reminder that the Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Short Films 2013 open this Friday, February 1st ) in Los Angeles and Orange County (Documentary shorts open next Friday, Febraury 8th )

Animated Shorts – A Flurry of Creativity

Animated Shorts – A Flurry of Creativity

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The five animated shorts are all worth buying a ticket to see.  They will be hitting theaters soon. You can find out where and more about all of the shorts on their site.  So far, I’ve made it through four of the five animated films and am half-way through the live action.  The shorts, like the documentaries, are usually better than the nominated films in the feature category – except…

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

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Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for three categories. Until now, members who wanted to vote for Best Documentary Feature, Live Action Short or Animated Short would need to trek to designated screening locations where they got their hands stamped as certified proof that they’d seen all the nominated films before voting. (Not 100% sure about about the hand stamp part, but…

10 Animated Shorts move forward in Oscar race

10 Animated Shorts move forward in Oscar race

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Léo Verrier,…

8 Documentary Shorts on Oscar's 2011 Shortlist

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Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company. “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” Purposeful Productions,…