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For Your Consideration 2017: Liongate’s “Wonder”

WONDER || “Wonder,” directed by Stephen Chbosky, tells the story of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay). Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, … Read More For Your Consideration 2017: Liongate’s “Wonder”

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [9] August: Osage County – Two Nominations

Meryl Streep Nominated Role: Meryl Streep portrays Violet Weston, an Oklahoma matriarch whose three grown daughters return home for their father’s funeral. Believe it or not, but this is Meryl Streep’s eighteenth Academy Award nomination, holding the record for most nominations in the history of the Oscars, starting with “The Deer Hunter” (1979) all the way to “The Iron Lady” (2011) to which she … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [9] August: Osage County – Two Nominations

Quick Review: August: Osage County (2013)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 14, 2014 Not surprisingly adapted from a stage play by Tracy Letts, who also pens the screenplay, “August: Osage County” is a character piece if ever there was one. Set in the Oklahoma home of Violet Weston for most of the run-time, the characters are simply allowed to blossom and mold in front of our eyes. Pulling apart … Read More Quick Review: August: Osage County (2013)

Movie Review: Larry Crowne (2011)

LARRY CROWNE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 17, 2011 Ever walk into a room and get the feeling that something is missing? “Larry Crowne” gives off that same vibe. There is a void, and initially, I could not place my finger on it, but I decided to sit down and edge out precisely what caused the bitterness I experienced following my viewing of the film. Tom … Read More Movie Review: Larry Crowne (2011)