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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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Halloween Movie Favorites: The Babadook

The Babadook — a brilliant low-budget psychological horror that centers around a sinister storybook — just might be the spookiest movie to watch if, like me, you spend your days literally surrounded by books. Made for $2.5 million by Australian actor and director Jennifer Kent, The Babadook was a labor of love. The idea stemmed from an earlier project […]

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Movie Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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