Saturday, February 25, 2012

2011 in Film: The Brandy Awards

Best Picture: THE TREE OF LIFE
2. Hugo
3. Project Nim
4. Martha Marcy May Marlene
5. How to Die in Oregon
6. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
7. Beginners
8. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
9. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
10. Bellflower

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Wire, a portrait of Baltimore (re-post)

Below is a re-posted version of this piece on Livingston Patch, located here.

Not only is The Wire the best TV show I’ve ever seen, but it is one of the best pieces of art I’ve ever experienced in any form. This American drama series, set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland, showed on HBO from June 2002 to March 2008. With episodes lasting about an hour each, it ran for 60 episodes across five seasons. The Wire is a fictional but realistic portrait of the city of Baltimore.