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Happy birthday to Best Actress winner Joan Fontaine (Suspicion, 1941), also known as the second Mrs. DeWinter. She turns 93 years young today. What on earth was she thinking about when she won the Oscar. This photo to your left fascinates me on account of "who knows?" It seems so much more candid than many Oscar night photos.
I keep the following "still with us!" list, not from any morbid curiousity but from a genuine happiness that some legendary screen stars are still walking the earth even though most of them aren't walking the screens these days. This year has been rough with the losses so maybe I'm going to stop keep this list. My heart was in the right place! We want the following to know that their past accomplishments are acknowledged by new generations.
The Oldest Living Oscar Nominees
All of them were born before the movies even had sound! »
- NATHANIEL R
Cologne, Germany -- Poland's Oscar committee has picked Jacek Borcuch's "All That I Love," a coming of age story about four teenagers trying to form a punk band amid the political upheaval of 1980s Poland, as the country's official candidate for Best Foreign Language Film.
"All That I Love" bowed at the Polish Film Festival last year, where it won the Audience Award. It's U.S. debut was in Sundance earlier this year. Borcuch also wrote the screenplay to "All That I Love" with Poland's Prasa i Film producing together with Telewizja Polska and Canal Plus. Wide is handling international sales.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film on Jan. 18 and »
- By Scott Roxborough
tuesday top ten returns! It's for the list-maker in me and the list-lover in you
The Cannes film festival wrapped this weekend (previous posts) and the most recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Secret in Their Eyes is still in the midst of a successful Us run. That Oscar winning Argentinian film came to us from director Juan Jose Campanella. It's his second film to be honored by the Academy (Son of the Bride was nominated ten years back). The Academy voters obviously like Campanella and in some ways he's a Hollywood guy. When he's not directing Argentinian Oscar hopefuls he spends time making Us television with episodes of Law & Order, House and 30 Rock under his belt.
So let's talk foreign-language auteurs. Who does Oscar love most?
[The film titles discussed in this article will link to Netflix pages -- if available -- should you be curious to see the films]
(Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
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- NATHANIEL R
Cancel your plans for Thursday night, if you live anywhere near Wimbledon that is, because Wimbledon Film Club are showing the award-winning and Oscar-nominated movie “Katyn” to commemorate Holocaust month at the brand-spanking new HMV Curzon cinema in Wimbledon.
Don’t miss this Thursday screening of Wajda’s gripping account of the truth of what happened in the Katyn Forest in 1940 when 15,000 to 22,000 Polish officers were rounded up and shot by the Russian Kgb. One of the men murdered that day was Jakub Wajda, Andrzej Wajda’s father. When the Soviets took control of Poland history was officially rewritten blaming the Nazis for the massacre. Wajda explores his characters’ differing reactions to loss and subjugation: non-compliance with the authorities, bearing witness to truth, shame, a will to survive. This a moving and memorable film.
Film clubs are a great idea and the Wimbledon Film Club has won six awards from »
- Colin Hart
4 items from 2010
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