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.
A recent Oscar winner has roots in the Berkshires. Pittsfield, Mass. native Caitrin Rogers co-produced 20 Feet From Stardom 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.
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.
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Nobody knows movies like Thelma Adams. 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.
She is currently a Yahoo! Movies 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.
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. The technology has been used in more than 100 feature films including Life of Pi and Golden Compass – Oscar winners for Best Visual Effects. Perry spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.
Nobody knows movies like Thelma Adams. 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.
She is currently a Yahoo! 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.
She is also author of the terrific novel, Playdate, now out in paperback.
Daniel Day-Lewis viewing the Gettysburg Address in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House following a screening of the film, 'Lincoln', in the White House family theatre attended by United States President Barack Obama with the film director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending, including Day Lewis, who played Abraham Lincoln.
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.
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.