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#348 February 19, 2019

Matt writes: With the 91st Academy Awards telecast scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday, February 24th, Collin Souter devotes his latest installment of Short Films in Focus to all of the shorts nominated for Oscars this year (and yes, ALL of the nominees deserve to be televised, as do the entirety of the winners' acceptance speeches in each category). One of the Best Documentary Short Subject nominees, Marshall Curry's "A Night at the Garden" is embedded below, and according to Souter, it appears to have "broken precedent" with its exceptionally brief running time (clocking in just over seven minutes in length).

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Thumbnails 2/8/19

Morgan Saylor on "Anywhere With You"; Oscar hopeful Caleb Deschanel; Problem with "Extremely Wicked"; Soderbergh on Netflix; 11 influential facts about "A Woman Under the Influence."

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#347 February 5, 2019

Matt writes: Though the 2019 Sundance Film Festival wrapped this past Sunday, RogerEbert.com is still adding to its coverage of the various cinematic highlights, all of which can be found in our official Table of Contents. There you will find reviews and interviews penned by Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Tomris Laffly and Monica Castillo, as well as special dispatches from this year's trio of Ebert Fellows: Niani Scott, Whitney A. Spencer and Tiffany Walden.

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#346 January 22, 2019

Matt writes: In honor of the nominees being announced this morning for the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, let's analyze perhaps the most important "Oscar movie" of all time, "A Star Is Born." Bradley Cooper's awards contender is the fifth screen version of the story, and though it is a remarkable achievement in its own right, the best of them all still remains George Cukor's 1954 masterpiece starring Judy Garland in the greatest performance of her career.

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