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About Aaron & Alex

We're two highly opinionated, movie-going, liberal, cynical, (single) New York Jews who like to bitch about movies.

The 2012 Ira Winners, Part 2: The Annual Accolades

We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath! Here are the 2012 Ira winners: Best Costume Design: Kari Perkins, Bernie Best Editing: Todd Woody Richman & Tyler H. Walk, How to Survive a Plague Best Score: Dan Rohmer & Benh … Continue reading

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The 2012 Ira Winners, Part 1: The Best of the 1950s.

Here are the 100 best films of the 1950s, ranked according to the judgment of our august body: 1. The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1953) 2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) 3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) 4. … Continue reading

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Alex’s 2012 Ira Ballot

Another Destination Iras! This year we’re going to beautiful Truro, MA, the hometown of our friends Howard and Ed, who are graciously hosting our grand ceremony this year. And again this year the Iras are a two-night affair: The first … Continue reading

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Aaron’s 2012 Ira Ballot

So, I guess it’s my turn. I don’t have many comments, aside from saying that in my ironic awards I was not targeting movies that you love, Alex—it’s just that you happen to love garbage movies (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel … Continue reading

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Alex Finally Catches up with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” … and Risks Getting Dumped By Aaron.

Alex: It looked terrible. It looked sun-kissed and sentimental. It looked like a bunch of uptight English prunes on a reluctant journey that ultimately reminds them of life’s joys. It looked racist. It looked like this year’s The Help. It had to … Continue reading

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Alex’s 100 Favorite Movies of the 1950s

Alex: So our beloved circle of film nerds/experts/snobs — I refer, of course, to the voting body of the Ira Awards — are now doing a decade-by-decade round-up, starting, this year, with the 1950s. By New Year’s Day each voter … Continue reading

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Aaron’s 100 Favorite Movies of the 1950s

Aaron: Leave it to Alex to format his list in a special way that looks good and would take me an hour to replicate. Alex, you love, er, gilding lilies. So here is my list. I think we have a lot … Continue reading

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