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There's a big, raw-boned appeal to "Kon-Tiki," the Norwegian film based on its native son explorer Thor Heyerdahl and the 100-plus days he and a crew of six spent on a balsa wood raft crossing the Pacific to prove a point. Carried by currents from Peru to...
Tags: Politics, Interior Policy, Indigenous People, Norway
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
As the French might say, the victory of "Amour" for foreign language film at the Oscars on Sunday was practically a fait accompli. Pourquoi, you ask? Well, Michael Haneke's beautiful, elegiac film about a sudden crisis threatening an octogenarian...
Gold Standard writer Glenn Whipp is sweeping through all 24 Oscar categories this week, assessing the races, predicting the winners and helping you prevail in your Oscar pools. If you missed previous entries, you can find the shorts races here, the...
This post has been corrected, as detailed below.The Golden Globes aren't the only awards being presented Sunday: The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced its winners on Sunday afternoon. Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires," an Australian musical-drama about an all-female...
Academy voters showed their love for Austria's "Amour" on Thursday morning, with the deep and intimate look at an aging couple facing the end of life together being nominated not just for best foreign language film, but also for best picture and in...
Tags: Jean Dujardin, Movies, Language, Michael Haneke, Mads Mikkelsen
Something like a glammed-up re-imagining of the United Nations, year-in, year-out the foreign-language film category at the Oscars is a home to diplomacy, drama, intrigue and heartbreak. And that's just the process to secure a nomination and then the...
The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday moved forward with nine potential nominated movies for the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, narrowing the field from 71 qualifying films....
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, France, Mads Mikkelsen, Austria
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