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Producer Terry Benedict on “Hacksaw Ridge,” Desmond Doss

“Hacksaw Ridge,” a harrowing biographical war film about American pacifist and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, received no shortage of accolades this film awards season. Selected as one of the American Film Institute’s top movies of the year, the critically acclaimed film also received six Academy Award nominations, including[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular, but what this genre sometimes lacks is the process of healing — or lack thereof — that comes[Read More…]


The Gilded Stage

Every year, film aficionados look forward to winter — not just for snow or the holidays but for their moment in the sun. The movie buff’s Super Bowl and the cinephile’s March Madness, the Academy Awards are the denouement of the film awards season that begins in November with the[Read More…]

Ranking the 2012 Best Picture Nominees

9. War Horse Any enthusiasm I had for War Horse unceremoniously disappeared a mere 10 minutes into the film, when I came to the devastating realization that the movie’s equine protagonist was either unwilling or unable to talk. If The Blind Side taught us anything, it was that making a movie in which the main[Read More…]

by February 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Dolphins a Winning Subject for Film

Though documentaries are the “brussel sprouts” of movies according to filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, his film “The Cove” may overcome the stigma of the often despised vegetable. Psihoyos, director of the Academy Award-winning documentary “The Cove,” spoke to Georgetown students last night about his film and mankind’s impact on the environment.[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News