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Tag Archive: film

Mar 02 2014

Ashley’s 2014 Oscar’s Predictions

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As you may or may not know, I get screeners every year, so I usually see most of the nominated movies.  Here are my predictions and opinions on the categories for this year (except the shorts). EDIT: I missed 3 out of 21, most disappointingly, The Act of Killing did not win Documentary Feature.   …

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Jul 15 2012

Goodbye, Fairy Godmother Celeste Holm

As the self-appointed art and film nerd of FtB, it is my sad duty to inform you that Celeste Holm died today at the age of 95.  She is best known for her performances in All About Eve and Gentleman’s Agreement and originating the stage role of Ado Annie in Oklahoma! But she has a …

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May 19 2010

Talking about movies

This is my favorite scene ever shot, the heart of which begins 1 minute into the clip.  It does what films do arguably better than any other medium, tells a complex and specific emotional story without words.*  In it, Glenn Close realizes that her guy is in love with someone else. 5 setups, breaks my …

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