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  • Lead actress: Kate Winslet, 'The Reader'

    Lead actress: Kate Winslet, 'The Reader'
    An extraordinary and much-loved actress, Kate Winslet is disarming, delightful, decent in a world saturated by excessively annoying egos. So many richly attenuated performances from that increasingly rare creature who treats acting as craft as much as...
  • 'Everybody's Fine'

    "Relief" is the word for it. It's a relief to see Robert De Niro giving an honest, effective starring performance in a project that does not stink and that, in fact, rises to a respectable level of filmmaking proficiency. How long has it been?...
  • And the award goes to…Varsity Life predicts the winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards

    And the award goes to…Varsity Life predicts the winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards
    "True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
  • 'The Fighter'

    'The Fighter'
    Mark Wahlberg shepherded this superb drama through the production process for years, but ironically, he was the only major cast principal not to score an Oscar nomination for the true story of Boston boxer-against-the-odds Micky Ward. Those up for the...
  • 'The Social Network' and 'The King's Speech' face off at the Academy Awards

    'The Social Network' and 'The King's Speech' face off at the Academy Awards
    So will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards? "The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
  • Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe

    Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe
    They played it safe, and who could blame them? The 83rd Academy Awards opened with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco taking an "Inception"-inspired journey through the dreams of former host Alec Baldwin, dreams that turned out to be clips from...
  • Oscars: Melissa Leo

    Oscars: Melissa Leo
    What a mother. Hell-to-pay-if-you-cross-her fierce and with more fire in her belly than either of her sons, or certainly that is the way actress Melissa Leo brought Alice Ward to life in David O. Russell's gritty "The Fighter." Though the fighter in...
  • Oscars: Technology puts everyone on stage

    Oscars: Technology puts everyone on stage
    It was no coincidence that the theme of ABC's telecast of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony was "You're Invited." As never before, cinephiles this year were able to customize their personal Oscar viewing, becoming in effect the directors and editors of...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The 'King' of all award shows

    "Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....
  • TV review: Nice try, Oscars

    TV review: Nice try, Oscars
    Oscar producers, the more you try to make your annual Hollywood lovefest appeal to young viewers, the older you seem. And you are 83! "Anne, I must say, you look so beautiful and so hip," James Franco, 32, deadpanned as he and co-host Anne Hathaway, 28,...
  • 'Treme: The Complete First Season'

    'Treme: The Complete First Season'
    This widely praised HBO drama series, overseen by "Homicide: Life on the Street" writing-producing veterans David Simon and Eric Overmyer, focuses on New Orleans residents trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. John...