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Predictions & Winners: The 87th Academy Awards

Predictions for the 87th Academy Awards...

Pre­dic­tions by Paul Stathakis | Feb­ru­ary 22, 2015: My pre­dic­tion score was 11 on 16 or 69%. Best Pic­ture “Amer­i­can Sniper” “Bird­man or (The Unex­pected Virtue of Igno­rance)“ “Boy­hood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imi­ta­tion Game” “Selma” “The The­ory of Every­thing” “Whiplash” And the win­ner was… “Bird­man or (The Unex­pected Virtue of Igno­rance)” Best Direc­tor “Bird­man or (The Unex­pected Virtue of Igno­rance)” Ale­jan­dro G. Iñár­ritu “Boy­hood” Richard…

Kill the Messenger

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I thought my job was to tell the pub­lic the truth, the facts, pretty or not, and let the pub­lish­ing of those facts make a dif­fer­ence in how peo­ple look at things, at them­selves and what they stand for.” There’s a mis­sion state­ment that should be framed on each journalist’s desk. These words are spo­ken by Gary Webb and they come at a cru­cial time.…

Mommy

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Mommy” is an explo­sive drama from Que­bec native Xavier Dolan who at the age of 25 is mak­ing quite a name for him­self. His lat­est drama exam­ines the tumul­tuous rela­tion­ship between a wid­owed mother, Diane (played by Anne Dor­val), and her son Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) who has a severe case of ADHD. The atmos­phere in their home is fright­en­ing. The two argue, using strong lan­guage. At one point, a verbal…

Paulzeye interviews CBC film critic Eli Glasner

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Inter­view by Paul Stathakis | Sep­tem­ber 7, 2014   Paulz­eye: Talk to us a lit­tle about your­self. What per­suaded you to become an arts reporter and film critic?   Eli Glas­ner: Well essen­tially I was a behind-the-scenes chase pro­ducer at CBC Radio when one of our film colum­nists moved on.  I had stud­ied film, in par­tic­u­lar screen­writ­ing at York Uni­ver­sity, it was my first love. When…