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The Irishman and The Oscars: Moving Pictures Weekly

The Irishman and The Oscars: Moving Pictures Weekly
November 9, 2020

November 1st marked the one year anniversary since the release of The Irishman, Martin Scorcese’s latest mobster drama. The film was already planned to be available for Netflix streaming on November...

Steven Spielberg clashes with Netflix; faces backlash

Steven Spielberg walks a red carpet  ceremony on March 21, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Luca Carlino/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
March 4, 2019

Recently in the past weekend, Film Director Steven Spielberg has faced backlash for his plans to exclude Netflix from the Oscars. I must admit, I'm a big fan of movies like Jaws and Poltergeist; two...

Oscar noms set off controversy

In this March 2, 2014, photo, Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Smith said Thursday, Jan. 21, he will not attend the Academy Awards next month, joining his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Why are the Oscars so white?
January 29, 2016

After noticing that none of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars last year were of color, Maryland activist April Reign tweeted, “#oscarssowhite they asked to touch my hair.” The hashtag went viral within...

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