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Oscar Contenders: Licorice Pizza, House of Gucci, and Tick, Tick...Boom! | At the Movies


With the Oscar nominations to be announced on Feb. 8, Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press provides insight on three contenders in multiple categories. Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza, about the pains of first love; Ridley Scott's House of Gucci, focusing on the Godfather of the fashion world; and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tick, Tick…Boom!, a musical about an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst also navigating the pressures of love and friendship.

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(Original air-date: 1/17/22)

Paul Willistein is Editor of the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section, a position he has held for 10 years. He has received more than one dozen Keystone state journalism awards and an Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Award. He reviews movies and theater and writes features stories about arts and entertainment, news stories about municipal and school topics and takes photographs for Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
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