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By Cindy Peters Duzi 9.9.2018

Ensemble Casts Do More Than Support

In recent years, the argument has been made that the Academy should include an Oscar category for Best Ensemble Cast. The Screen Actors Guild gives an award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, and why not? Consider the many films you have seen where a major star’s performance garners raves as well as an Oscar…

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By Rachael Stubbert 9.6.2018

‘Support the Girls’ Modernizes the Service Comedy

September’s featured Filmworks movie, “Support the Girls,” challenges some of the traditional hallmarks of a typical comedy about the service industry. Director Andrew Bujalski focuses on the seemingly unexceptional life of a restaurant manager and her misfit ensemble of waitresses, who face the trials of women working in service jobs. Like films that have come…

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