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Best Picture #88: Spotlight

Each week this column will highlight one winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, progressing chronologically until all winners have been discussed. There will be a brief discussion of the film itself followed by a mention of what we wish won from the nominees in the given year (though in many cases there were…

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QFF Day 2: Feel Good Fest

A year ago, I responded to a tweet (from @jamesd7004) asking what 5 movies I’d select if I could program my own film festival. I don’t recall if I was in a great or awful mood at the time, but for whatever reason, I chose to program “Kern’s Feel Good Fest”—a festival of curated films…

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The Best of the 2010s – Kern

10. The Tribe The Tribe remains one of the toughest viewing experiences I’ve ever endured. The Ukrainian drama follows a new arrival at a boarding school for deaf teenagers and his induction into a bleak world of crime. Though it unfolds entirely without dialogue and offers no subtitles to translate the sign language used, The…

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