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Best Of Winner

Best Actress

Pat Nesbit in The Lion in Winter at the Caldwell Theatre

Taking on the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Caldwell's February production of The Lion in Winter couldn't have been an easy choice for Pat Nesbit, competing against a Katharine Hepburn incarnation that had won the movie star an Academy Award in 1968. Still, Nesbit took and held the stage...
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Cannes Class of 2008

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the jury was having difficulties reaching consensus. As the award ceremony...
Best Of Winner

Best Supporting Actress

Nanique Gheridian in Michael Frayn's Benefactors, Palm Beach Dramaworks

For good Darwinian reasons, we remember trauma with more clarity than pleasure. This, perhaps, is why tragediennes win more awards than their comedienne counterparts. Last year, Nanique Gheridian turned in a memorable performance as Sheila, the frightened, mousy wife of razor-witted Colin (played by Todd Allen Durkin). Abused, afraid to...
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Award Tour

7 years ago by John Linn
Every year, you do the same thing: You sit down to watch the Academy Awards, and you realize about 15 minutes into it that you have not seen a third of these films. Shoot, you’ve never even heard of most of them, you terrible, awful, poor-excuse-for-a-film-nerd you. Just pray that...
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Top Americana Albums of 2008

6 years ago by Jose D. Duran
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic Furr...
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