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The 10 Films of 2013

Selec­tions by Paul Stathakis | March 1, 2014: A year of intense deter­mi­na­tion. A year of scams. A year of brav­ery. A year of slav­ery. A year of racial prej­u­dice. A year of argu­ing in the name of love. A year of youth mis­un­der­stood. A year of apoc­a­lyp­tic pro­por­tions. A year of fan­tasy. A year of a father, a son, and their spe­cial jour­ney. A year that would…

Remembering Roger Ebert

Writ­ten by Paul Stathakis | April 5, 2013   The critic we loved In remem­brance of the great Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away on April 4, 2013 at the age of 70 after a long bat­tle with can­cer, we begin with a few of his most mem­o­rable quotes: “If a movie is really work­ing, you for­get for two hours your Social Secu­rity number…

Our predictions for the 86th Academy Awards

Pre­dic­tions by Paul Stathakis | March 2, 2014: BEST PICTURE 12 Years a Slave Amer­i­can Hus­tle Cap­tain Phillips Dal­las Buy­ers Club Grav­ity Her Nebraska Philom­ena The Wolf of Wall Street BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón, Grav­ity Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Alexan­der Payne, Nebraska David O. Rus­sell, Amer­i­can Hus­tle Mar­tin Scors­ese, The Wolf of Wall Street BEST ACTOR Chris­t­ian Bale, Amer­i­can Hus­tle Bruce Dern, Nebraska Chiwetel…

My thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards

Writ­ten by Paul Stathakis | Feb­ru­ary 25, 2013: ‘A big part of the magic was miss­ing’ This was not one of the industry’s finest nights. The 85th Acad­emy Awards seemed, from the red car­pet pre-show to the cer­e­mony itself, dis­or­ga­nized and lacked the enchant­ment of the Oscars despite a few moments of sheer magic. Seth McFar­lane proved he could stand in front of a cam­era and some­what host…