Old fat man set free – Conviction Oscar Ready
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Old fat man set free – Conviction Oscar Ready

Does the story or the film deserve an Oscar for 2011? The answer is easily uncovered as the curtains closed on Conviction – The Movie. Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and most notably Hilary Swank did a fascinating job sharing their life long skills as actors on the journey and struggle of Bette Anne Waters. Having the privilege of viewing the film at the Director’s Guild of America theater in New York City might have added to...

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Over The Edge – A Cult Classic Comes of Age

The preservation and the celebration of old works of film is an infrequent occurrence unless one lives in New York City, where its commonplace. For example, The Film Forum is well-known for screening movies such as “Paris is Burning” and “Annie Hall” regardless of their age and availability on DVD. Ditto the MOMA and Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center as both curate retrospectives on a regular basis. The Walter Reade Theater at...

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Holy Rollers is one serious trip – Sundance

The following is the 3rd entry by The Art Quarterly’s Sundance correspondent, Joanna Rudolph. 11:34 AM MST – Park City, UT: Based on a true story, the film “Holy Rollers” explores the theme of loss of innocence by following 20 year old Sam Gold (played fantastically by Jesse Eisenberg), a Hasidic Jew who transforms into a secular Jew as he takes up a new vocation– Ecstasy smuggling. Initially wide-eyed to the drug...

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