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The Best Films from TIFF to Watch Before Awards Season

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 — 7 FILMS WORTH WATCHING FOR THE AWARDS SEASON TIFF 2019 featured over 300 films from more than 80 countries. A few films were acquired by Amazon, Netflix or HBO rather than for the traditional theatrical releases. Since the Golden Globes and Academy Awards are just around the corner ‘tis …

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10 Things You Need to Do to Watch the Oscars Like a Pro

Sunday, February 22 if you’re looking for me I’ll be planted on my sofa watching everything and anything Oscars. I look forward to this every year, and nothing – I mean nothing – gets in the way of my enjoyment. This year we’ll have some friends over for the show (my husband watches, but he’s on …

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Past Acceptance Speeches by Oscar Nominees

No one knows who will win an Oscar tomorrow night (well, except for Jared Leto…and Cate Blanchette…). We can, however, look back and remember when some of this year’s nominees were Oscar winners. It’s fun seeing who the other nominees were – but a little shocking to see how young they all look in 1979 …

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The Oscars – a Celebration of Midlife

The movie business is notorious for chasing the young audience. From animation to superheroes, the biggest and most profitable films are primarily the ones that appeal to teens or families with young children. It’s not easy for me to find movies that I want to see for most of the year – indeed, it seems I spend the …

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