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HISTORICAL ERROR IN LINCOLN WILL STAND, SAYS WRITER

February 12, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

Neither Lincoln director Steven Spielberg nor writer Tony Kushner nor anyone at DreamWorks or the Walt Disney Co. is apparently going to apologize for misrepresenting Connecticut’s vote on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the U.S. — or correct the “historical inaccuracy” in the DVD release. Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney demanded […]

SNUBBED BY OSCAR VOTERS, AFFLECK IS HONORED BY CRITICS

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Bypassed this week by Academy members in their choice of Oscar nominees for best director, Ben Affleck was the winner of the director award presented by the 250-member Broadcast Film Critics Association at its Critics Choice Awards ceremony Thursday night. Accepting the award for his work on Argo, in which he also starred, Affleck began […]

BARBS FLY AT NY CRITICS AWARDS

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While most movie award presentations are generally gushing with praise, gratitude, and congeniality — the exception, of course, being the annual Raspberry Awards, but that’s generally an event staged with such humor that the winners (losers?) in each category are usually not miffed about their selection. But such was not the case at Monday night’s […]