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TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

TSR Blog: Nick Allen Recaps Oscar Night, Plus & Minus

2011 is done. Finito. Turn the lights out in the morgue, because that sucker is history. So how did the year’s send-off (Oscar night) fare? Was it another enchanting night of contagious movie loving, big laughs, and big surprises? No, not really. Though this year didn’t lend itself to too many predictable winners, (at least it wasn’t as obvious as […]

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‘The Artist’ interview with actor James Cromwell

‘The Artist’ interview with actor James Cromwell

A golden member of Hollywood, the very tall James Cromwell has played almost every part in the business. With more than 150 film/TV roles to his name, Cromwell has embodied princes, majors, presidents, vice presidents, doctors, and manipulative geniuses. Despite the positions of power he usually plays, he received an Oscar nomination for playing Farmer Arthur Hodgett in Babe. In […]

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TOP 7 Films of 2011 … another opinion

TOP 7 Films of 2011 … another opinion

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. Overall, I’d give the movies of 2011 an “8/10.” The “Year of Remembering,” as Jeff Bayer hinted in his own Top Movies list, has seen some gems that we aren’t soon going to forget. This isn’t going to be a year like 2010, in which we will ask ourselves, “Wait, […]

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Episode 92: Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider – ‘The Artist’ and more

Introduction, we’re doing the art-house stuff, covering a few stragglers from the end of 2011 – 0:00 “The Artist” review – 4:00 “The Iron Lady” review – 14:25 “My Week with Marilyn” review – 23:35 “Carnage” review – 32:30 “A Dangerous Method” – 41:05 QOTW (your two most anticipated movies of 2012) – 46:40 Next week’s QOTW, including a fanciful […]

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The Artist

The Artist

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Rating: PG
Release Date: December 23, 2011 (Chicago)

Final Score: 8/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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‘The Artist’ Interview with Director Michel Hazanavicius

‘The Artist’ Interview with Director Michel Hazanavicius

Destined for a heap of Oscar nominations this year, The Artist is a unique cinematic experience. The film is black and white and silent, directly resembling the looks of films from the late 1920s and early 30s. It tells the story of a silent film star named George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) who struggles after being dethroned by talkie pictures and […]

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December Preview: ‘Young Adult,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Monthly Movie Preview – December 2011 When we’re lucky, the directors of the world align their release schedules to create special years for movie lovers. 2011 has certainly felt like one of these occasions, having seen films by Almodovar, Malick, Eastwood, Verbinski, James, Refn, Payne, Lonergan, Wright, and more. And what fitting way to end the year of 2011 than […]

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The Artist

The Artist

Chicago International Film Festival 2011
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, and John Goodman
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Rating: PG
Release Date: TBD

Final Score: 7/10
Reviewed by Calhoun Kersten

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