Tim Grierson

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  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    This year's Academy Award–nominated shorts offer a little something for every viewing temperament — though some categories require sitting through a lot of mediocre to get to the good. Of the five documentaries, Saving Face and God Is ...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    In past years, the theatrical release of the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts has provided a fun peek into intriguing, bite-size cinema from across the globe. But for the 2011 edition, the series is at last making room for the five ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    LOUIS Director Dan Pritzker's playful silent comedy features beautiful women cavorting in frilly lingerie, a jazzy score overseen by Wynton Marsalis (which he'll perform with an ensemble at special screenings) and a shooting style that mimics the ...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    GO  SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE Warmly nostalgic, Something’s Gonna Live sheds light on film industry professionals most moviegoers disregard unless they’re filling out their Oscar pool sheet: production designers and cinematogra...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Thirty three years after the first film's release, Star Wars remains the dominant cinematic sci-fi franchise, far outpacing Star Trek both commercially and critically. But between the success of J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot and the continuin...

  • 5 years ago | Film and TV

    Because they're crafted outside the Hollywood system, you might assume that this year's Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts stand in sharp defiance of conventional mainstream cinema. But the best of these 10 entries are, in some ways, ...