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Academy Awards

Golden

by The Staff February 27, 2014

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  By Laura Leon, Ann Morrow and Shawn Stone   Best Picture There are four great and five very good films in this year’s top category, which makes the 2014 Academy Awards a success. In other words, it’s impossible ...

How to Survive a Plague

by The Staff March 20, 2013

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  March’s Food for Thought movie at The Linda is the Oscar-nominated chronicle of the AIDS crisis in 1980s America, How to Survive a Plague. While the gay community was being devastated by the AIDS plague, federal, ...

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Sunrise

by The Staff March 6, 2013

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  Fun fact: Two films won awards that are equivalent to Best Picture at the first Oscars. William Wellman’s aviation war epic Wings won “Outstanding Picture” and F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans won ...

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Oscar Grouch

by Ralph Hammann February 28, 2013

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  Once again we have witnessed that celebration of competition in the most ridiculous of venues, motion pictures. The Oscars are useful only for promoting the rare piece of artful entertainment that might otherwise go overlooked ...

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Fearless Oscar Picks

by The Staff February 20, 2013

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  Best Picture Laura Leon Will Win   Silver Linings Playbook Should Win   Silver Linings Playbook Overlooked   Moonrise Kingdom Overrated   Django Unchained Ann Morrow Will Win   Lincoln Should Win   Lincoln Overlooked   End of Watch Overrated   Silver Linings Playbook Shawn Stone Will Win   Argo Should Win   Zero Dark Thirty Overlooked   Skyfall Overrated  ...

Oscar Winnings Playbook

by The Staff February 20, 2013

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  By Laura Leon, Ann Morrow and Shawn Stone   There are two suspenseful narratives leading up to this Sunday’s 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast. First, who will win the most awards in this wide-open field? When the ...

Fearless Oscar Predictions . . . and Complaints

by The Staff February 23, 2012

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Best Picture John Brodeur Will Win: The Artist Should Win: The Artist Overlooked: Melancholia Overrated: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Laura Leon Will Win: The Artist Should Win: The Artist Overlooked: Warrior Overrated: The Descendants Ann Morrow Will Win: The Descendants Should Win: Midnight in Paris Overlooked: Harry ...

Artist, Servant, Fighter, Spy . . .

by The Staff February 23, 2012

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Once again we present you with short essays about Oscar nominees we love (and, at the end, a few we don’t agree with.) While we may disagree about various nominated films and performances—check out our ...

Sad Man

by Ann Morrow February 1, 2012

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As a woman disguised as a man, Glenn Close is physically astonishing, her androgynous face subtly altered (with the slight use of prosthetics) to be completely masculine. Only her voice, at times, acts as a ...

Ballston Spa Film Festival

by The Staff August 3, 2011

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The Ballston Spa Film Festival is now firmly ensconced as a welcome part of the summer cultural scene. The fun begins tonight (Thursday, Aug. 4) with a screening of five short films at the Ballston Spa ...

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