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10 GREAT MOVIE CHRISTMAS MOMENTS (IN MOVIES THAT AREN’T REALLY ABOUT CHRISTMAS)

By Alan Hurst If you’re into Christmas, then you probably have a favourite Christmas movie (mine is 1947’s The Bishop’s Wife) or a favourite Christmas episode from an old sit-com (the 1970 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to name one). But Christmas can also pop up in a film that really isn’t about…

The Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By Alan Hurst Golden Globe nominations for the best in movies and television from 2019 are in and, as with every year, a few surprises in terms of who’s in and who’s out. Netflix’ The Irishman and Marriage Story continue their awards trajectory with multiple nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category, and…

REVISITING ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)

By Alan Hurst Released in the fall of 1980, Robert Redford’s Ordinary People was greeted with laudatory reviews, strong box office and easily found its place as the front runner at that year’s Academy Awards. It’s only in retrospect that people have questioned its win as Best Picture over Martin Scorsese’s searing Raging Bull, but…