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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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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 ...

Award Season Reviews: True Grit

The end of the year has truly bombarded avid filmgoers with a bevy of Oscar-caliber films. This has come as quite a treat considering the first 75% of the year wasn't exactly worth writing home about. I had almost forgotten that I'd dubbed 2010 as the year of disappointments; that is, until I...

Award Season Reviews: BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN might just be Darren Aronofsky's best film. He's clearly one of the most talented directors working today and this intense and unnerving film is proof of that. His second feature, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, burst onto the scene a decade ago and won him a great deal of fanfare for its har...