Tag: Lion

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Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

​So did “La La Land” get nominated for anything?  I’m sure I didn’t hear their name called more than 14 times early this morning, tying a record for most nominations in Academy Awards history. It’s a City of Stars and we’re all just living in it. If you haven’t already seen “La La Land,” you’re going to want to go and watch Damien Chazelle’s … Read More Oscar Nominations Reaction: La La Land and then everything else

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Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

Offered without commentary, here’s how tomorrow’s Academy Award nominations should go (in alphabetical order): Best Picture 1. Arrival 2. Fences 3. Hell or High Water  4. La La Land  5. Lion 6. Manchester By The Sea  7. Moonlight 8. Nocturnal Animals  9. Silence Best Actor 1. Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea  2. Andrew Garfield – Silence 3. Ryan Gosling – La La … Read More Academy Award Nominations: How they should go

Lion: Young boy’s tale of loss turns into journey of hope

Labelling Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee “Lion” something reductive like “the Google Earth movie” is unnecessarily unfair to the emotional, inspirational film from director Garth Davis. “Lion” is a family story about loss and hope, searching for a sense of place and identity. The poignant, touching tale is adapted from Saroo Brierley’s autobiographical book “A Long Way Home” by writer Luke Davies and … Read More Lion: Young boy’s tale of loss turns into journey of hope