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In Memory of Jonathan Demme: 1944-2017

An Oscar-winning director (for The Silence of the Lambs), Demme first made a name for himself in Hollywood for directing the 1980 feature film Melvin and Howard, followed up by the innovative and acclaimed 1984 documentary Stop Making Sense about the rock group The Talking Heads.  But it was after 1986’s Something Wild that his […]

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Michael Ballhaus and director Martin Scorsese attending the Untitled New York Review of Books Documentary Screening at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival / Berlinale 2014 on February 14, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Foto:xM.xGolejewskix/xFuturexImage

Michael Ballhaus and Director Martin Scorsese attending The Untitled New York REVIEW of Books Documentary Screening AT The 64th Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale 2014 ON February 14 2014 in Berlin Germany Photo XM

In Memory of Michael Ballhaus: 1935-2017

Known mostly for his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Ballhaus also directed movies in his native Germany and unofficially (Ballhaus was billed as cinematographer only) co-directed Under the Cherry Moon with Prince.  Starting with 1985’s After Hours, Ballhaus began a seven-film partnership with Scorsese, which included Goodfellas and the Best Picture of 2007, […]

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PICK THE WINNERS Winners!

Our annual Oscar Season PICK THE WINNERS contest was once again a success!  We had over 80 submissions, both paper and online.  CONGRATS to the winners! Grand Prize ($30 to Portillos and $30 to AMC Theaters): Jeff K. Honorable Mention ($10 to Portillos and $10 to AMC Theaters): Mollie W. Honorable Mention: Susan K. Honorable […]

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Oscar Nominations!

On Tuesday, January 24th, the nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards we announced.  Many of the nominees were givens, but there were some surprises (i.e. Nicole Kidman for Lion) and some snubs (Tom Hanks as actor and Clint Eastwood as director for Sully were left out in the cold). For a more detailed account […]

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