EW’s Owen Gleiberman says the Academy Awards “have undergone a sea change: They’re no longer about the audience”
A couple of weeks ago, based on the fact that The Artist, as it began to open across the country, didn’t exactly seem to be setting the box office aflame (I don’t mean when compared to Thor — I mean on the traditional indie-crossover...
Normally the VF Oscar edition is our cue to make wry sighs observing the immaculate snowy frost of Vanity Fair’s annual White Party — but a few angry voices have taken some of the fun out of that this year… Click to see the super-sized full-length trifold spread. (thanks to Mel)
Watch this speech again. Listen to it. Parse and analyze Viola Davis’s warm wonderful words any way you wish. If anybody wants to argue with me that there’s any race angle being dealt here, I’m here waiting to take on that debate. Anybody who thinks this speech plays up the black factor is seriously mistaken. That’s a warped misconception. ...
Well my friends, it has all come down to this. Another scorcher of a year, another horror show, another drama feast for your hysteria and your pleasure. Now let’s see how well you do ignoring my advocacy and remembering how “they” vote. ”They” vote with their hearts, supposedly, so is that the wisest course of action? Hm. Well, let’s...
These remarkable few got all five film categories right, including Jean DuJardin:
And the TV winners plus total high scorers after the cut.
I like that Mark Harris is trying to inject a little intrigue into a dead and flopping around on the shore race. Here he makes a case for other movies to perhaps upset The Artist (I think the only possible upset is with Martin Scorsese, who really should win for Hugo even if the Artist takes best Picture).
His money shot after the cut, but you should read his whole...
Part of me wants to post this just to agitate my already agitated readers. Why, I don’t know. Because it’s fun? No, it isn’t fun. A friend of mine said he swung by the site and was afraid to leave a comment because of the harshness of some of the commenters. Of course, it is easy to write from an angry place. Low stakes, high results. At any...
Last night’s SAG awards were the first time during their guild run that The Artist didn’t win. They weren’t expected to win, mind you but Kris Tapley and I thought at the last minute The Artist’s ensemble win might signal an early sweep of the Oscars, as it did with Slumdog Millionaire. Last year’s King’s Speech won the major guild...
Deadline broke the story that newly Oscar-nominated Rooney Mara has been cast in the new Steven Soderbergh/Scott Z Burns joint where she’ll play the central character in the grips of drug addiction, sexual infidelity, and eventually murder. Press spasms about Blake Lively having been originally cast but then dropping out are attached to the story. Mara is one...
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has announced its nominees, led by The Artist with 7 nods.
These Amazing Shadows
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Takashi Miike – 13 Assassins
Mike Leigh – Another Year
Michel Hazanavicius – The...