Tag Archives: Academy Awards

Incendies: best movie of the year so far

This searing drama is the year’s best film so far. Upon their mother’s death, a young man and woman learn for the first time of their father and their brother and journey from Quebec to the Middle East to uncover … Continue reading

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Movies: Best Bets for May

You can see trailers and descriptions of upcoming films at Movies I’m Looking Forward To. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Incendies, releases widely May 6.  Upon their mother’s death, a young man and woman learn for the first … Continue reading

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In a Better World: an ambitious contemplation on violence

How do we respond to violence without perpetuating a cycle of violence?  What and how do we tell our kids?  Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier (Brothers/Brodre, After the Wedding, Things We Lost in the Fire) takes on these questions through the … Continue reading

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Movies: Best Bets for April

You can see trailers and descriptions of upcoming films at Movies I’m Looking Forward To. I’ve seen Potiche,  which opens April 1.  It’s a delightful French farce of feminist self-discovery, the funniest movie in over a year, and another showcase … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor – Farewell to a Movie Star

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DVD of the Week: The Fighter

Here’s you chance to see the Oscar-winning performance by Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in The Fighter. Mark Wahlberg stars as a boxer trying to succeed despite his crack addict brother (Bale) and his powerful, trashy mom (Leo).  As one … Continue reading

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Hereafter’s special effects and the real tsunami

In recommending Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter as my DVD of the Week, I mentioned the amazing tsunami scene at the beginning of the film.  You can easily find and watch this sequence on YouTube by searching for “Hereafter tsunami”. Here’s a … Continue reading

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This year’s Oscar dinner

Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. You can read more at Oscar Dinner. Planning this year’s Oscar Dinner proved challenging (despite being a great year for movie Food … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: Animal Kingdom

Watch this, and you’ll be rooting for veteran Australian actress Jacki Weaver to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In this 2010 Aussie crime drama, a high school kid’s mother OD’s on heroin, forcing him into her estranged family … Continue reading

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Great suggestions by you for my Oscar Dinner

You’ve sent me some great suggestions for my Oscar Dinner.   Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. For example, last year’s highlight was Grandma Ethel’s Brisket for A … Continue reading

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