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Philomena

‘Philomena’: The little picture that could?

While much of the Oscar race has centered around 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and American Hustle, a much quieter (and more profound) picture slipped into theaters. Philomena is a modest, true-life story about a woman in search of her […]

Mandela

A cinematic eulogy in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

I hosted a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom just two nights before Nelson Mandela died. The legacy of Mandiba was already in the forefront of my mind before the news of his passing. It will be tough to […]

rocky-horror

There’s no shame in my game

I was once interviewing for an executive job at a production company, when the producer who ran it asked me to tell him my favorite movie. I looked him in the eye, and with a completely straight face answered, “Beaches.” […]