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  • February 22, 2013    

    Our review of the sport of politics and the politics of sport is back for another week on the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. For the serious section we talk about the … Continue reading

  • February 22, 2013    

    Alcohol has often held a starring role on the silver screen. Academy Award-nominated actress Greta Garbo’s opening line in the 1930 film “Anna Christine” (her first part in a “talkie” film) with the immortal words “Gimme a whisky, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby!” Cocktails conjure visions of old Hollywood glamour and sophistication, but can also elicit panic from hosts and hostesses less versed in the art of drinking than consummate cinematic tipplers Nick and Nora Charles. To assuage any worries over the best ways to make and serve cocktails, we turned to three experts in the liquor field: We get their entertaining tips, recipes for Oscar tie-in cocktails, and a little history of drinking in Hollywood.
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  • February 22, 2013    

    We’re talking to all of the filmmakers nominated this year for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature, including David France, director of “How to Survive a Plague,” Malik Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugarman”), Kirby Dick (“The Invisible … Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013    

    Whether thumbs up or thumbs down, fresh tomatoes or rotten tomatoes, film critics will never run out of things to say about the Oscar-nominated movies. We’ve taken their punchy lines and are challenging you to guess which films they’re praising or bashing.
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  • February 20, 2013    

    “The Gatekeepers” is a film that consists mostly of interviews with six men, but they happen to be six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency. Jeffrey Brown talks to the director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary.
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  • February 18, 2013    

    Sexual assault within the U.S. military has been the subject of scandals, studies and a recent congressional hearing. But it’s perhaps never been so thoroughly investigated and dramatically presented as in the documentary, “The Invisible War,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award.
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  • January 11, 2013    

    This year’s Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. From Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” the choices always stir great interest, debate and offer a chance to look at the direction and quality of movies these days.
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  • February 22, 2012   BY  

    Open wide, Oscar, it’s time for your check-up. With the Academy Awards slated for Sunday, we’ve brought in a medical doctor to examine the accuracy of the health themes in some of the year’s top films. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: Today we hand over question-and-answer duties to Charles Ferguson, former MIT academic and dot.com entrepreneur who is now a documentary filmmaker, and who created the Academy Award-winning analysis of the Crash of ’08, “Inside Job.” Last week, we … Continue reading

  • May 11, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: Today we hand over question-and-answer duties to Charles Ferguson, former MIT academic and dot.com entrepreneur who is now a documentary filmmaker, and created the Academy Award-winning analysis of the Crash of ’08, ‘Inside Job.’ Last week, we aired … Continue reading

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