Fever Dream: the Collaboration of DiCaprio and Scorsese

The Oscar race might be straining the Santa Barbara film festival past its breaking point. Wednesday night, the appearance of Oprah Winfrey nearly broke the festival and last night’s appearance of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Martin Scorsese caused such a frenzy...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014

Ace Eddie Awards Preview and Predictions

Tonight’s Ace Eddie awards (Editors Guild) will test the power of Gravity – does it have massive pull to continue to dominate this awards season? That will show up tonight when the editors hand out their prize. ¬†DGA + Eddie is a powerful combination, as is SAG...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014

Academy Unveils Two New Posters

Thanks to Anthony Covino for these – full size after the jump.
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Oprah and the Light

Oprah’s appearance as honoree of the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival was planned before the Oscar nominations were handed out. There was a lot of drama, old-school Hollywood style, as to whether or not She would receive one. A lifetime...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

Reviewing the Live Action Shorts

Starting on February 22, the shorts nominated for the Oscars this year will be available on VOD and iTunes, as well as in theaters. We got an early look at them and as usual they are all exceptional. First up, the Live Action shorts. Predictions at the end of the piece. My short...
Posted On 05 Feb 2014