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The on-going loss of our motion picture heritage is one of the great tragedies of modern America. The movies have been integral to our cultural history since the 1890s. We can’t lay claim to inventing them exclusively, but we Americans absolutely made them our own. Yet over half of the movies ever made are now lost. Much of this loss is due to practical circumstance. Early film stocks were highly…
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Learning to Like Having 10 Best Picture Nominees
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded their Best Picture nominees from 5 to 10 last year, it caused plenty of groaning among critics and fans. The change was obviously made to lend more movies a bit of publicity and to make the Academy seem less elitist. (Of course, if you’re worried about appearing elitist, why do an awards show at all?) And it suddenly seemed like…
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Daily Dose Review: EASY A
I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad to have grown up male. If surviving high school is really as difficult for girls as “Easy A” makes it seem, young women should receive medals along with their diplomas. Olive (Emma Stone) tells one lie-a lie I heard countless boys tell in high school-and soon finds her reputation changed forever thanks to the ferocious teenage gossip machine. Click here for full…