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  • From the Vaults: 'The Watcher in the Woods' (1980)

     
    Well, "Watcher in the Woods" is certainly an odd film. Starring Bette Davis and the radiant, fresh-off-of-"Ice Castles" Lynn-Holly Johnson, it hails from an era of vaguely dark and weird Disney films: "The Black Hole" had come out the previous year, and a...
  • Oscar nominees' list rings of reassurance

    On a morning when news of the 74th Oscar nominations had to vie for air time with reports of a new terrorism alert, the films that had the most success with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could be summed up in a single word: reassuring....
  • It's elementary, Oscar

    Sherlock Holmes never tried his hand at Oscar prognosticating, but indications are he would have had a flair for it. "When you have eliminated the impossible," the great detective said, "whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." As it...
  • An Oscar mantra: Press to excess

    I was around a gaggle of movie people the other night who were all talking about the Oscars. That wouldn't be such an odd thing at this time of year, except for one thing: The awards themselves were something of an after-thought. Everybody was talking...
  • Code of ethics issued for Academy Awards

    In a move aimed at curtailing abuses that have marred recent Oscar races, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has mailed its members an eight-page code of ethics asking them to curb "manipulative and excessive" Oscar campaigns that encourage...