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It’s a Wonderful Life Sequel in the Works

It’s a Wonderful Life is about reflecting on a perceived failed life. None of George Bailey’s imagined dreams came true. But it took an angel named Clarence to make him realize how wonderful his life had really been. It needs no update, no reboot, no sequel. It is perfect. Here ...

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Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations


Right now, Scott Feinberg over at Hollywood Reporter, has Lincoln winning four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. If it wins those four it shows broad support but it will share the record with the King’s Speech for lowest Oscars won with 12 nominations. But ...

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Guest Post: Oscar Treasures: 1988 and Die Hard

by Jordan Ruimy Continuing on with my weekly column, we arrive at 1988. The nominees for best picture were “RAIN MAN”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Mississippi Burning” and “Working Girl” – 5 excellent, well deserved choices. I’d –however- substitute “Working Girl” and “Dangerous Liaisons” for darker, more memorable fare ...

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Oscar Flashback: Sex and Oscar

The idea that Academy members are prudes is deeply rooted in their voting history. The way most people talk about the Academy is that they “will never go for that” or they can’t really handle anything except the most traditional, straight up and down drama. These are, apparently, the same ...

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Oscar Flashback, Far From Heaven

In anticipation of tonight’s HBO premiere of Toddy Hayne’s Mildred Pierce, here’s a look back at my favorite Haynes masterpiece to date — his voluptuous Sirkian swoon, Far From Heaven. My personal choice for Best Actress of 2002, Julianne Moore, lost to Nicole Kidman’s supporting role in The Hours. The ...

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