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"Wild" is a rich, wonderfully natural trek into the woods

Published Dec. 21, 2014

The bad news for "Wild": Director Jean-Marc Vallée, at least three films into his career this side of the Canadian border, specializes in making Oscar bait. No, wait; don't run away quite yet, because the flip side is that Vallée has mastered the art of making Oscar bait that doesn't feel like it. And now he's pulling off the same trick with "Wild."

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An idiot's guide to the 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominees

Published Feb. 26, 2014

After a month and a half of buzz, conflicting awards results and Hollywood gamesmanship, yes, the Oscars are finally happening this Sunday night. So as a little refresher for your Oscar parties and betting pools, here's a quick guide to the big nominees, listing off why or why not each movie has a chance.

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New WDJT-TV CBS 58 GM Strachota has deep Milwaukee roots

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Former WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 vice president and GM, and current general manager of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, Mark Strachota has been working in the Milwaukee market for a few decades. Earlier today, he was named the vice president and GM of WDJT-TV CBS 58.

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Oscar Nomination Commentary

Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees: 127 Hours (2010): Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson Black Swan (2010): Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin The Fighter (2010): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas The Kids Are Al...

Award Season Reviews: The Fighter

David O. Russell's THE FIGHTER covers the turbulent career of "Irish" Micky Ward and the tribulations of his half-brother and trainer, Dick Ecklund. Boxing, as a sport, is ripe for dramatic adaptations. It's bloody, brutal and most who make it to the professional level have dedicate...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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