Category Archives: Academy Awards

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman when I watched the movie, “Scent of a Woman,” a 1992 sleeper hit that starred Al Pacino and introduced Chris O’Donnell, Mr. Hoffman, and Gabrielle Anwar to us.  It has since been included in … Continue reading

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What Lies Behind The Great Beauty

This past weekend, we were invited to watch a foreign film showing at the Aquarius Theater in Palo Alto by friends.  After dinner at Lyfe Kitchen, we walked over to the theater, a dowager establishment on Emerson. The film is … Continue reading

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Danish Film: In A Better World

The film, “In A Better World” won Best Foreign Film at the 2011 Golden Globes and the 83rd Academy Awards.  The Danish movie, directed by Susanne Bier, was featured on NPR where Ms. Bier was interviewed.  Since I learned about it, I … Continue reading

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An Oscar Nod To Abe?

Tomorrow evening, we will find out who have garnered the Oscar nod for best picture, actors, directors, screenplays, etc.  I think of the contenders and I’m excited and nervous for them.  Of the nine nominated films for best picture, I … Continue reading

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