The Filmosophers Movie Talk

"The Oscar statue88th Academy Awards Oscar telecast airs Sunday night on ABC. It's hosted by Chris Rock, and how this intelligent African-American comedian addresses the well-known very white Oscar nominations should be intriguing. The Oscars have had an expanded Best Picture field since 2009 to open things up for well-received blockbusters, and there are some significant commercial successes among the eight contenders. While some nominations are virtually a lock - Leonardo DeCaprio for Best Actor - the big one: Best Picture remains the greatest mystery. Spotlight is one of the favorites to win. "The finest newspaper movie of its era, joining "Citizen Kane" and "All the President's Men" in the pantheon of classics of the genre." - Washington Post. You can see Spotlight on the big screen at the Ottumwa 8. The Orpheum Theatre will be livestreaming the Oscar telecast Sunday evening. See complete details in The Fairfield Weekly Reader.

Among the new releases is Studio Ghibli's long delayed U.S. debut Only Yesterday, "an animation miracle so subtle that it doesn't fully hit you till you take it home and into your dreams." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. We'll talk Oscars, review what we've seen (Grandma with Lily Tomlin; All Things Must Pass, the Tower Records documentary) and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know? - Chris Rock