BAFTA Member Hits 12 Years, Calls American Hustle his Favorite Film

It must be Oscar ballot time!  Remember what I told you, Oscar watchers.  The film that usually wins King’s Speech style is the one that people say they love while saying another (bad) movie will win. Happens every year. “Lincoln is so boring it has to win. But I...
Posted On 08 Feb 2014

The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama There are many ways to interpret the upcoming choice for Best Picture the Academy will be...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014

For Women in Hollywood, Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures

All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a human being, God damn it! My life has value!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window....
Posted On 03 Feb 2014

Rooney Mara’s Speech for Cate Blanchett, and Blanchett’s Acceptance Speech

Please forgive the quality of this video but Rooney Mara’s speech from the Santa Barbara Film Festival is so beautiful I had to share it with you all. Blanchett speaks towards the end.
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

London Film Critics Awards

(thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Film of the Year 12 Years a Slave Director of the Year Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Actor of the Year Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Actress of the Year Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Posted On 02 Feb 2014