In a year of a lot of predicted “locks” on nominations, this year’s Oscar nominations still provided us with ample surprises. No joy for the film Joy (only a Best Actress nod for Jennifer Lawrence). Not much racial diversity with snubs of Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts […]
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Most known today for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman was a multi-talented, very diverse British actor. From playing ultimate baddies (Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the best ever Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) to sweet, sentimentalists (A Little Chaos, which he also directed), Rickman could […]
Adult Services Librarian Cecilia C.’s Movie Picks: Hitchcock/Truffaut. Being a Hitchcock fan, I was pretty sure I would like this one. But, even though Hitchcock and his works are at the core, it is more of an homage to filmmaking in general. Anyone who is remotely interested in films and how they are made will […]
Does a performance make a movie? Two Days, One Night is not, in my opinion, an excellent movie. But, it became an excellent movie by the stunning performance by Marion Cotillard. I remember when I saw the film Monster in the theater, I was so moved and in awe of Charlize Theron’s performance, though the […]