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Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

What could have been a tired trope was made into a riveting, personal look into the world of boxing in Ben Younger's latest film, "Bleed For This."

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.