Oscar Roundup

A preview of Oscar night and a round-up of our reviews. [Read more...]

Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks: On Loving Imperfect Fathers

What a beloved classic film and the Disneyfied history of its making can teach us about honoring imperfect fathers. [Read more...]

Searching for Sugar Man: Vindication is Sweet

Vindication for the obscure. [Read more...]

Christ on Kane: On the Meaning of Rosebud

Is Citizen Kane the greatest movie ever made? [Read more...]

The Schaeffer’s Ghost Oscar Roundup

BY PAUL D. MILLER The Oscars are on Sunday.  Here is a wrap-up of coverage from Schaeffer’s Ghost on some of the nominees. For Best Picture, we reviewed seven of the nine nominees–all except Argo (the current favorite to win) and Silver Linings Playbook. Kendrick Kuo found Beasts of the Southern Wild, a coming-of-age story [Read More...]

Which Short Films Will Get Oscar’s Nod?

By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER It’s a well-established truth that Oscar-nominated films in the Best Picture category are about Important Topics, and thus demand long running times. Sometimes those running times are justified, but it’s not unusual for a Best Picture nominee to wear out its welcome well before the final credits roll. This year, eight of [Read More...]


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