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Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

Box Office Report: “The Theory of Everything”

By Jack Heyden

February 5, 2015


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Bearing a haunting resemblance to 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything” wonderfully unveils a biography boiling with heartbreak and reality without glazing over a period in history. The film takes a look at the relationship between esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking and his w...

Predictions for the Academy Awards: What’s your take?

Predictions for the Academy Awards: What’s your take?

February 27, 2014


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This will be a year to remember in film history, but nothing nominated for an Academy Award this year is likely to be as memorable or influential as “Citizen Kane,” the 1941 film that many critics dub “the greatest film of all time.” Both “Gravity” and “American Hustle” walked out of nom...

Oscars’ Foreign Films offer unique cultural exposure to American audiences

Oscars’ Foreign Films offer unique cultural exposure to American audiences

By Alexander Vassiliadis

February 27, 2014


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On Sunday, an average of 40.3 million Americans will gather around their television sets to view the Academy Awards, the biggest film award spectacle in history.  But as the ceremony goes on, many often tune out when the host announces the nominees in an arguably underrated category: Foreign Film. Mich...

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ fortify front-runner status with 10 Oscar nominations

‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ fortify front-runner status with 10 Oscar nominations

By Susan King and Rene Lynch

January 16, 2014


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LOS ANGELES — "American Hustle" and "Gravity" dominated the Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, earning 10 nominations apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" followed with nine nominations. All three earned nominations for best picture and best director. The top nominees — a con-man comedy, a lost-in-space ...