What do Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, John Goodman and Jessica Chastain have in common? Each of them appears in two of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture of 2011 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Four of the films include French settings or characters, three of them use World Wars I..
Ever have one of those days? “I’ve been nominated for membership in the National Geographic Society.” “Aw, youth is wasted on the wrong people!” “This old thing? Why, I only wear it when I don’t care how I look.” “Well, I’m sorry – HEY!” “Out you two pixies go, through the door or out the..
John Watson regales us with yet another adventurous yarn. There is a wonderful moment in John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces in which the eccentric protagonist is so incensed by what he sees on a movie screen that he cannot help shouting out his indignation. “Oh, good heavens!” bellows Ignatius J. Reilly to the..