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Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Oscar night promises kudos, controversy over best picture picks

Louise Newlin, Guest Writer

February 23, 2012

No sooner had the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its Oscar picks on Jan. 24 — including an astonishing 11 nominations for “Hugo” — than began the controversy over the best films of 2011. Though the Oscar nomination process is criticized as petty and flawed, the nominees...

Review: New DVD of “Midnight in Paris” worth another round of movie watching

Review: New DVD of

Sonja Bartlett, Staff Writer

December 14, 2011

One of the finest gifts a film can bestow upon viewers is a chance to escape. Woody Allen’s most recent film, “Midnight in Paris,” does just this. Imagine the charm of brass horns floating through scenes, Peugeots filled with partygoers freely gulping champagne, and witty banter between F. Scott...

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