Oscars http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: Money Talks http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-money-talks <p>A constant refrain that I’ve been hearing from movie lovers for years is: How come Hollywood does not produce more high-quality films-- films that are script and character-driven, and that are not overloaded with generally mindless content? This is a fair question. And it is one with a simple answer. That answer is a one-word answer. That one word is: money. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 85483 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Native Wins Oscar For Best Documentary http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-native-wins-oscar-best-documentary <p>A recent Oscar winner has roots in the Berkshires. Pittsfield, Mass. native Caitrin Rogers co-produced <a href="http://twentyfeetfromstardom.com/" target="_blank"><em>20 Feet From Stardom</em></a> which received the Oscar for best documentary. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Rogers about her experiences and the film which chronicles the lives of backup singers for some of music’s headliners.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85392 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Native Wins Oscar For Best Documentary 2/28/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/22814-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf. WAMC's Ian Pickus and Sarah LaDuke join for a portion of the discussion.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Obama Initiative<br />Christie &amp; Rabbi<br />Worst Human Rights<br />Jeopardy Villain<br />Oscars</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84847 at http://wamc.org 2/28/14 Panel Vox Pop : The 86th Academy Awards : 2/27/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-86th-academy-awards-22714 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Its Oscar time and this year’s hopefuls include quite a few Academy Award alums and a slate of powerful films in the running for best picture.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 84614 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : The 86th Academy Awards : 2/27/14 Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams http://wamc.org/post/oscar-talk-thelma-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nobody knows movies like <a href="http://www.thelmadams.com/wordpress">Thelma Adams</a>. So, we wanted to talk with her about Sunday night’s Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on possible winners and losers on film’s biggest night.</p><p>She is currently a <a href="https://www.movies.yahoo.com">Yahoo! Movies </a>Contributing Editor, film critic and Oscarologist. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84582 at http://wamc.org Oscar Talk with Thelma Adams Hampshire College Prof. Honored By Hollywood http://wamc.org/post/hampshire-college-prof-honored-hollywood <p>Hampshire College professor Chris Perry is in Los Angeles where he will be honored tomorrow at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual technical awards presentation. Perry, and three former colleagues, will receive a Technical Achievement Award for developing a software application for computer graphics animation.&nbsp; The technology has been used in more than 100 feature films including <em>Life of Pi</em> and <em>Golden Compass</em> – Oscar winners for Best Visual Effects.&nbsp;&nbsp; Perry spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 83920 at http://wamc.org Hampshire College Prof. Honored By Hollywood Oscar Wrap with Thelma Adams http://wamc.org/post/oscar-wrap-thelma-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nobody knows movies like <a href="http://www.thelmadams.com/wordpress/">Thelma Adams</a>. So, we wanted to talk with her about last night Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on the winners and losers from film’s biggest night.</p><p>She is currently a <a href="http://www.movies.yahoo.com/">Yahoo!</a> Contributing Editor and her column “Thelma Adams on Reel Women” runs on AMC Filmcritic.com. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.</p><p>She is also author of the terrific novel, <em>Playdate</em>, now out in paperback.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58544 at http://wamc.org Oscar Wrap with Thelma Adams Ty Burr on The Oscars http://wamc.org/post/ty-burr-oscars <p></p><p>The Oscars are on Sunday and there is a lot to talk about regarding the nine films nominated for best picture as well as the nods for acting and technical achievement.</p><p></p><p>Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr will joins us for a preview of the Academy Awards.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58316 at http://wamc.org Ty Burr on The Oscars Vox Pop : The 85th Academy Awards : 2/21/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-85th-academy-awards-22113 <p>Its Oscar time and this year’s hopefuls include the youngest and oldest ever nominated for acting awards and four period pieces that could not be more different in the running for best picture.</p><p>The Oscars will be awarded this Sunday, and today we have film professors Rob Edelman and Audrey Kupferberg in studio to share their picks and address your questions and comments on the nominees, nominees you think may have been overlooked, or even prospects for next year’s awards season.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 58309 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : The 85th Academy Awards : 2/21/13