| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful."
Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" will represent Canada in the nominee race for the best foreign-language film Oscar, it was announced today by Telefilm Canada.
The film, which shared the Special Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year, follows...
| Apr 18, 2013
The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations. With human drama like this, it sounds almost absurd to get hung up on artistic choices and filmmaking technique. Almost.
In 1993, a New Yorker...
| Feb 16, 2012
"In Darkness" is a pitiless glimpse into the inferno, into hell not only on earth but below it. Based on a true story, it visits the sewers of the Polish city of Lvov during World War II, a place where a group of Jews lived for more than a year under...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 10:47 AM
All my friends think I wake up early for the Oscar nominations. It’s baffling how little they know me. I love nothing more in life than sleeping in. And why wake up early to pull an Elvis and shoot the TV screen at the idiotic nominations that...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:44 PM
If you love well-told, original stories and good acting, then check out these two Oscar-nominated foreign films that have finally arrived in Orange County:
"In Darkness"— The true story of a small group of Polish Jews who hid beneath the Lvov...