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Amos Posner
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A born and raised New Yorker with an unhealthy fondness for both Hepburns, Amos Posner attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There, he studied film and worked for The Daily Cardinal, where he reviewed over 100 movies and won a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for best general column writing in his region. Returned to Manhattan, Amos works as a script reader in New York’s independent film scene and spends most of his time waiting for John Cusack to return to making good movies.


Columns

Thursday, February 22 2007

Rewarding the Oscar Also-Rans

With the Academy's 'big dance' on the horizon, it's time to recognize those motion pictures and performances overlooked by Oscar's self-serving system of artistic determination.


Tuesday, February 6 2007

The Invincible Stubbornness of Judi Dench

Some consider her one of the grand dames of modern motion picture acting. But when it comes to her actual performances, this celebrated Oscar winner is decidedly one note.


Wednesday, November 15 2006

Analingus and the Borat Antidote for Cultural Thin Skin

He's the most polarizing figure in recent pop culture history, and our mainstream movie maven is here to tell us why that's a good thing - for comedy and for society.


Sunday, October 15 2006

The Great Wait for Oscar Bait

If there's anything to be learned from a review of the year so far, it's that 2006 will either go down as a terrible movie year or a tremendously back-loaded one.


Tuesday, September 12 2006

Towering Concerns

It's admirable that people want our culture to strive for relevance and depth in its filmmaking and film watching, but our desperate grasping for real world ideals has dissolved our sense of cinematic values.


Reviews

Monday, December 3 2007

Griffin & Phoenix

It’s hard to tell whether first-time director Ed Stone set out to make the saddest romantic-comedy of all time or to see how much comic relief could be crammed into a maudlin drama.


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