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  • Oscars: Why Not World's Best Picture?

    When the Oscars modified the best picture category in 2009 and instituted an annual list of up to 10 nominees, the intention may have been to ensure that critically acclaimed blockbusters like the Oscar-overlooked "The Dark Knight" would bulk up the viewing audiences for the telecast. It may have helped the blockbuster "Avatar" make the cut that year, but in the following years it appears to have boosted the fortunes of smaller films such as "Winter's Bone" and, even more excitingly, foreign-language films like "Amour."
  • Jeff Bridges: Still 'The Dude' in San Luis Obispo

    "Man, this is so cool!" That was Jeff Bridges' reaction Saturday night to receiving the King Vidor award for excellence in filmmaking at the 20th San Luis International Film Festival. "It's wonderful to be acknowledged for my work like this," he added....

    Peter Adams: Between the sun and the darkness

    Peter Adams: Between the sun and the darkness
    Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the...

    John Badham on moving a film in a good direction

     John Badham on moving a film in a good direction
    In a directing career that has spanned four decades, John Badham has had more than his share of hits, including 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," for which John Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination, as well as 1983's "Blue Thunder," 1986's "Short...

    'Lost' American film treasures, found in New Zealand, come to DVD

    'Lost' American film treasures, found in New Zealand, come to DVD
    If you care about lost films in general and silent films in particular and can’t wait till they arrive on DVD (no names, please), the moment is now. The National Film Preservation Foundation’s “Lost & Found: American Treasures From the...