Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is arguably the most talked about (and most criticized) film of 2014. Even if you haven’t seen it,
A slow-paced, black-and-white movie, set in the small towns of the Great Plains and filled with the elderly may seem to be as irrelevant to California high schoolers as a film can get. However, the central story of “Nebraska” – an uplifting tale of redeemed dignity, convincingly penned by Bob Nelson – is universal and appealing enough to be relatable to all.
Senior Grace Grignon is a Palo Alto High School student who is one of the few people who gets to experience the Oscars first-hand this Sunday in Los Angeles.
With the Oscars just around the corner (Sunday March 2, to be exact) it’s no surprise that prolific writer/director Woody Allen’s latest film endevour, “Blue Jasmine,” is a hot topic, with nominations for Cate Blanchette (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role), Sally Hawkins (Best Performance by and Actress in a Supporting Role), and Allen himself (Best Original Screenplay).