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Terms of Endearment movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 29, 2017

Following in the footsteps of On Golden Pond, Terms of Endearment tells the story of the relation between a mother (Shirley MacLaine) and a...

Yentl movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 29, 2017

It was a good year for musicals and comedies, but Barbra triumphed. Yentl was a singular work that only Barbra Streisand could have pulled off,...

Tootsie movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 29, 2017

This year the National Society of Film Critics again chose the Golden Globe Best Musical or Comedy winner as their “best film of the year.”...

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 29, 2017

“E.T. phone home,” was the famous line by the adorable extra-terrestrial: the film indeed called everyone on planet Earth, and everyone answered....

On Golden Pond movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 29, 2017

On Golden Pond was Henry Fonda's final film role, and he made the best of it with his convincing, moving portrayal of a curmudgeon for which he...

Arthur movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 29, 2017

Once again an unheralded sleeper swept the board and earned four Golden globes. Arthur was developed at Paramount Studios but they got cold feet...

Ordinary People movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 27, 2017

The year after Kramer vs. Kramer another family drama would take the Golden Globe for Best Film (and four more awards). Ordinary People also...

Coal Miner's Daughter movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 27, 2017

It’s the movie that made Sissy Spacek a star, and who to this day remains unchallenged for having won every Best Actress award that year. The film...

Kramer vs. Kramer movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 27, 2017

The Robert Benton divorce drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep was the film of the year, hands down. But for the HFPA Kramer vs. Kramer...

Breaking Away movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 27, 2017

It was a year of consensus. The New York Film Critics, the Directors’ and Writers’ Guilds, the Academy, all endorsed the Hollywood Foreign Press’s...

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