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Oscar Nominations Wrap-Up

When the Oscar nominations were announced, my biggest takeaways were the diversity of the nominations. Two females were nominated for Best Director, with Chloé Zhao being the first woman of color nominated as director. So, now we’re up to only seven females ever nominated for director.  Progress, but not much. Concerning progress, or lack of […]

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Oscars Wrap-Up 2019

So, we now live in a world where the director of Dumb and Dumber has an Oscar. Or rather, two Oscars.  Last night, Peter Farrelly won more Oscars than Martin Scorsese has won in his entire career. All because of the little film that could…Green Book. Winning Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, Green Book […]

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2018 National Film Registry Additions

Each year, the Library of Congress honors 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.  This year’s pool of films is as varied as ever, including historical classics, modern blockbusters and riveting documentaries. Here are the titles the Niles-Maine District Library owns.  For the complete list, click here. (in alphabetical order) Films Selected for the […]

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How Milos Forman Brought Ken Kesey & Mozart Together

What do the author of one of the most profound and moving novels of our time (Ken Kesey) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common? Filmmaker Milos Forman. Forman directed both the 1975 film of Kesey’s quintessential work One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as well 1985’s Amadeus, the film adaptation of the Peter Shaffer […]

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