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Academy Awards Changes – Why Should We Care?

Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) voted to change the following: A three-hour Oscars telecast An earlier airdate for 92nd Oscars in February 2020. A new award category Let’s take these one-by-one. A three-hour Oscars telecast?  Fine by me.  This caused minor uproar since how this will be achieved is, according […]

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90th Academy Award Nominations

In a year where Hollywood is mired in controversy, the 90th Academy Award nominations, announced on Tuesday, January 23, were as non-controversial as possible.  A female director (Greta Gerwig) was nominated (only the fifth one ever) and an African-American (Jordan Peele) director was nominated for directing a movie about extreme racism.  Yes, there were some […]

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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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