Tag: Academy Awards

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One Minute Review: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) [3.0]

20 FEET FROM STARDOM // Following the story of some of the most prestigious back up singers in music, “20 Feet From Stardom” pleasantly surprises, providing a relatable and insightful look at the music industry. Including interviews with Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, and Jo Lawry, and spanning decades with these women lending their vocals in some of the … Read More One Minute Review: 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) [3.0]

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One Minute Review: Omar (2013) [5.0]

OMAR // Five years ago, I started participating in what I call the Oscar Challenge, where I watch every single film nominated for an Academy Award that year, and it was for films like “Omar” that I started doing it in the first place. A Palestinian love story between a young man and his best friend’s sister, “Omar” was one of the most impressive … Read More One Minute Review: Omar (2013) [5.0]

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One Minute Review: Dirty Wars (2013) [2.5]

DIRTY WARS // Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, known for his book “Blackwater”, tells the story of his trip to Afghanistan, as he delves into the mystery of unsanctioned U.S. Army night raids. Despite his over-dramatic voice-over narration, the interviews he has with many of the people involved with the war are very informative. The Army veteran that he interviews states the premise best when … Read More One Minute Review: Dirty Wars (2013) [2.5]

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One Minute Review: Braveheart (1995) [5.0]

BRAVEHEART // Mel Gibson not only proves he’s an amazing actor in “Braveheart”, he also proves to be a high caliber director, versatile enough to star as the lead in an epic film while directing what will remain a cinematic classic. Extremely dark in the nature, the story continuously surprises, catching the viewer off guard on multiple occasions. Hooking me within the first few … Read More One Minute Review: Braveheart (1995) [5.0]

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Another Year

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Another Year” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: The Wolfman

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The Wolfman” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: The Town

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The Town” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: Black Swan

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Black Swan” (2010)
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