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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2007

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2006

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Jan’s Reflections on Oscar 2006

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2005

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2004

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Jan’s Reflections on Oscar 2004

THIS WAS THE CRITICAL YEAR! Read all the details contained in Jan’s Reflections on Oscar 2004, then read Jan’s award-winning article in Women’s eNews. Thanks to coaching from WeN’s excellent editor Alexandra Poulos, this article took first place in the “Best News Writing for the Web” category at the 2005 NFPW Annual Meeting. The judges were particularly […]

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Jan’s Reflections on Oscar 2003

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2003

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2002

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2001

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Jan’s Oscar Picks for 2000

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

BLUE CRUSH (2002): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

BLUE CRUSH Directed by John Stockwell/Screenplay by Stockwell & Lizzy Weiss Key Performances: Kate Bosworth with Matthew Davis & Michelle Rodriguez Set-Up: Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) live to surf. They share a small house on Oahu and work as housekeepers in one of the local luxury hotels so that […]

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Reviews: K-M

LA PETITE JERUSALEM

Two French sisters explore their options while their Tunisian-born mother frets. Mathilde (Zylberstein) devotes herself to husband & children, while Laura (Valette) studies philosophy & avoids “appropriate” suitors. Insightful look at Sephardic life in multicultural Paris, with Clement especially fine as the woman who runs the Mikva (Jewish ritual bath).  Read FF2 Haiku  Click HERE […]

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Reviews: H-J

JAPANESE STORY

Beautifully understated story about culture clash showcasing Collette as a workaholic Australian geologist forced to play tour guide for a visiting Japanese investor. Shot primarily in the vast Australian outback, the cinematography’s hypnotic. The subtle score reaches a poignant intensity as Collette watches her new friend board his flight home.

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Reviews: E-G

FRIDA

Director Taymor (famous for Broadway’s LION KING) has a fabulous eye. Her life partner, composer Elliot Goldenthal, has a fabulous ear. Together, they’ve created an aesthetic masterpiece celebrating the artistic triumphs of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo & her husband, muralist Diego Rivera. Unfortunately, the brilliant spectacle sometimes overwhelms the actors.

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Reviews: T

THE BALLAD OF JACK & ROSE

Beautifully constructed mood piece walking the tightrope of father/daughter love. Jack’s a 60’s guy of independent means stubbornly clinging to life on an abandoned commune. Rose is his daughter, totally devoted but also aware that he’s sheltered her from the “real” world. Resonates well beyond the specifics of its plot.

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Reviews: A

AFTER THE WEDDING

Given that Suzanne Bier’s last film BROTHERS (also written by Anders Thomas Jensen) made our ’05 TWOZIES list, our expectations were high. WEDDING struck us both as a bit too overstuffed & melodramatic, but the terrific acting won us over. Keep your eyes on “Jørgen” (Lassgård); this is really his story, not Mikkelsen’s. More on […]

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Reviews: T

TWO DAYS IN PARIS

Two Days in Paris follows a New York couple, French photographer Marion (Julie Delpy) and American interior designer, Jack (Adam Goldberg) as they try to reinfuse their relationship with romance on a European vacation.  Julie Delpy wrote, directed, and starred in this hilarious film which was nominated for Cesar, Independent Spirit and European Film Awards, […]

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