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Amy Thomasson

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How Was This NOT Nominated for Best Picture? (2010)

The Academy Awards of 2011 had an excellent assortment of Best Picture Nominees. There were some “traditional” films,  such as The King’s Speech (which was the winner). There were fresh, innovative stories...

Chasing The Gold: How Was That Not Nominated For Best Picture? (2011)

The Oscars of 2012 had, in my opinion, some pretty bland nominees. The Artist took home the main prize, but, while charming, it’s a pretty forgettable film. The Help is entertaining, based...

Chasing The Gold: How Was THAT Nominated For Best Picture? (2012)

At the 85th Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, Argo won Best Picture, despite not receiving a Best DIrector nomination for Ben Affleck.  There were some interesting films this year; The LIfe...

Chasing The Gold: How was THAT Nominated for Best Picture? (2014)

The Academy Awards of 2014 was another year with several films that I truly believe have become classics. 12 Years a Slave, as was predicted, took home the award for Best Picture,...

Movie Review: ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ Brighten Up a Cold Day

Director: Josh Greenbaum Writers: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr. Synopsis: Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to...

Chasing the Gold: How Did That Get Nominated for Best Picture? (2015)

Few surprises occurred at the Academy Awards of 2015. The frontrunner, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won Best Picture. The real race that year seemed to be between veteran actor...

Chasing the Gold: How Did That Get Nominated for Best Picture? (2016)

Let's be honest. The Academy Awards of 2016 were rather dull. Spotlight took home the top prize. It is a very respectable film that dealt with a capital I "Important" issue, which...

Chasing the Gold: How Did That Get Nominated for Best Picture? (2017)

Among Oscar fans, the Academy Award's of 2017 was one of the most memorable of all time. While most of the frontrunners won in their respective categories, the highlight of the show...

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