Also two animated Oscar contenders and a new slant from Britain on zombies
Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France
And much more: two glimpses inside North Korea, a cool Canadian film, a cameraperson’s scrapbook and Ewan McGregor’s shaky debut as a director
Also Al Purdy, a Canadian poet you should know more about, and a young boy’s angst in The Demons
Also Noam Chomsky on the seeds of inequality and Canada’s first 3-D movie rediscovered
Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now.
Too little Lego and Selma but Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Academy Award nominations
Chiwetel Ejifor, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender are all nominated for 12 Years a Slave but I think only the film will win.
Seth MacFarlane was a superb host, but the overall ceremony was lacking.
Argo’s version of the Canadian caper has stepped up over Lincoln as the favorite for best picture, say most of the Oscar pundits