Oscar Preview: Les Misérables

Joe Incollingo ('13)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2013

When a story’s been told in as many ways as has Les Misérables, it’s fully impossible to isolate and discuss any one interpretation, separate from the others. Victor Hugo’s novel is, with little doubt, a transcendent masterpi...

Oscar Preview: Argo

Jordan Schmidt (14)/ Eastside Staff

February 24, 2013

After directing State of Play and The Town, Ben Affleck picked the Iran Hostage Crisis, and the true story of six Americans trapped in Iran by protesters and radicals, to base his third film, Argo, on. With seven nominations, in...

Oscar Preview: Life of Pi

Maya Mintz ('14)/ Eastside Webmaster

February 24, 2013

Life of Pi beautifully took its audience through a touching journey. The art direction, set direction, visual effects, and animation were spectacular and a treat. Compared to the book, the movie excelled at painting the beau...

Oscar Preview: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Rachel Tinkelman ('13)/ Eastside Humor Editor

February 24, 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a heartwarming tale of a little girl about to be orphaned by her dying father.  The film, directed by Benh Zeitlin, is told in an in-the-moment documentary style, which produced an interesting mix of r...

Oscar Preview: Amour

Danielle Fox ('13)/ Eastside Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2013

Waking up drenched in your own piss has got to be one of the most unbearable ways of being reminded that you’re too old to take care of yourself anymore. It’s humiliating, yet a flagrant depiction of the most unromanticized...

Oscar Preview: Django Unchained

Jacob Sobel ('16)/ For Eastside

February 19, 2013

In January of 1992, a peculiar type of film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It was produced on a 1.2 million dollar budget and starred several renowned actors throughout the cinema, including Steve Buscemi,...

Oscars seek new venue for ceremony

Abby Hoffman ('14)/Eastside staff

January 31, 2012

To a lot of people, the Academy Awards is more than just an awards ceremony where celebrities receive large golden statues, otherwise known as Oscars. For many, the ceremony holds important traditions, and the venue is one of...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Black Swan

Sherin Nassar ('13)/Eastside opinions editor Danielle Fox ('13)/Eastside entertainment editor

February 27, 2011

Magnificently re-creating a twisted version of the epic classic Swan Lake, Darren Aronofsky conglomerates the two sides of perfection and seduction into one mystified Swan heading down a path of destruction. Black Swan tells...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Winter’s Bone

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/Eastside sports editor

February 27, 2011

Based on a novel of the same name, Winter’s Bone tells the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who is searching for her missing father. The main character, Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) is a homemaker for her younger brother and...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: Inception

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/Eastside sports editor

February 27, 2011

Inception can be summed up in one word: confusing. The movie doesn’t explain most of what goes on, but it trusts the common man to understand how everything works in the world of dreaming. The summer blockbuster garnered...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: True Grit

Jack Braunstein ('13)/Eastside underground editor

February 27, 2011

True Grit is the closest the Coen Brothers will ever get to directing a Disney movie. The film is an inspiring, heartwarming tale of justice and independence. There is a loveable heroine. She has oddball sidekicks. They go on...

The Oscars “Best Picture” candidates: The Fighter

Nick Mitchell ('13)/Eastside staff

February 27, 2011

Strained relationships factor greatly into “The fighter” and it adds a twist of drama into the plot that sets it apart from other sport movies. Mark Walberg plays a boxer by the name of “Mickey Ward” who has struggled...