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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Danish Girl</i>: Trans History 101

The Danish Girl: Trans History 101

Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl is now playing at Embarcadero Center Cinema. The film is a must-see for members of the transgender community, their loved ones, supporters and friends.  Oscar-winner Hooper directs fellow Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, who in…
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Film, Oscars 2011: The Academy Goes for Safe Nominations

Oscars 2011: The Academy Goes for Safe Nominations

Paramount, distributor of David O. Russell's The Fighter, celebrated the helmer's Best Director Oscar nomination by placing a "For Your Consideration" ad on the cover of Variety, touting him as "the comeback of the year." It was an odd choice…
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Film, "The King's Speech": Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter humanize the House of Windsor

"The King's Speech": Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter humanize the House of Windsor

A picnic for Anglophiles, not to mention a prospective Oscar bonanza for the brothers Weinstein, The King's Speech is a well-wrought, enjoyably amusing inspirational drama that successfully humanizes, even as it pokes fun at, the House of Windsor. The story…
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