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Critics Choice Awards 2014

posted by Nell Minow

I’m very proud of all of our nominees and winners: BEST PICTURE 12 Years a Slave BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity BEST ACTOR Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR […]

Be Sure to Watch the Critics Choice Awards on Thursday

posted by Nell Minow

I love the Critics Choice Awards, and not just because I get to vote.  The critics are the only ones who sit through most of the movies released each year and who have no ties to the industry to influence […]

The Critics Choice Awards 2014 — Don’t Miss It!

posted by Nell Minow

This year, I’ll be watching from home, too!  Be sure to tune in to see the Critics Choice Awards on January 16, 2014, 8 Eastern and Pacific, on the CW.  The host is “The Talk’s” witty and beautiful Aisha Tyler.

Contest: Want to Join Me At the Critics Choice Awards?

posted by Nell Minow

I’ll be going to the Critics Choice Awards again this year — can’t wait to see all the stars who attend.  Want to come along?  Los Angeles Tourism is giving away a pair of tickets. To enter, simply snap a […]

Previous Posts

Interview: Michael Rossato-Bennett of "Alive Inside"
Michael Rossato-Bennett agreed to spend one day filming Dan Cohen's remarkable music therapy work with people struggling with dementia. He ended up spending three years there and the result is "Alive Inside," an extraordinary documentary about the power of music to reach the human spirit, even when

posted 3:58:01pm Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Movies' Greatest Mirror Scenes
Anne Billson has a great piece in The Telegraph on mirror scenes in movies, from the Marx brothers clowning in "Duck Soup" and the shootout in "The Lady from Shanghai" to Elizabeth Taylor scrawling on the mirror with lipstick in "Butterfield 8." [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKTT-sy0aLg

posted 8:00:51am Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

How Do Movies Show Time Passing?
Someone once said that movies are "pieces of time." A few take place in "real time." Alfred Hitchcock's experiment, "Rope," unfolds in just the time it takes us to watch it, all in what appears to be one seamless shot. But others take place over days, weeks, years, even generations. Slavko Vorkap

posted 8:00:40am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Boring TV Makes You Fat
A new study finds that boring television leads to mindless snacking and that leads to putting on pounds. So, watch programs that excite and engage you. Or, if the show is boring, turn off the television.

posted 8:00:05am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Switched at Birth and the End of Life
I'm a big fan of ABC Family's Switched at Birth and have appreciated its complicated characters, honest and heartfelt relationships, and compelling storylines, as well as its unprecedented, in-depth portrayal of the deaf community. Last week's episode may have been the all-time best (SPOILER ALERT)

posted 3:59:49pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »


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