Inarritu and Cuaron Make Oscar and Mexican History
Permalink

Inarritu and Cuaron Make Oscar and Mexican History

This is a moment of significance that really can’t be overlooked. At first I thought…

Continue Reading →

Lone Scherfig’s New Film, The Riot Club
Permalink
Women Flat on Their Backs but Sparkling Once Again for Oscar Week – Women and Hollywood’s Great Video Tribute
Permalink
Richard Linklater: 10 Highlights of a Revolutionary Career
Permalink

Richard Linklater: 10 Highlights of a Revolutionary Career

Of all the great, deserving, American filmmakers that haven’t won the Best Director prize yet,…

Continue Reading →

The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios
Permalink

The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios

In the most unpredictable Oscar race for Best Picture I’ve ever seen, the DGA went…

Continue Reading →

DGA Awards Tonight – Who Will Win it? (Poll)
Permalink

DGA Awards Tonight – Who Will Win it? (Poll)

66% of our readers so far predict Richard Linklater to win, followed by Alejandro G.…

Continue Reading →

How Boyhood Blends Narrative and Naturalism
Permalink

How Boyhood Blends Narrative and Naturalism

Writer-director Richard Linklater’s latest and unique cinematic achievement is less about a 12-year production and more…

Continue Reading →

London Film Critics go for Boyhood
Permalink

London Film Critics go for Boyhood

And the winners: 35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS FILM OF THE YEAR Boyhood…

Continue Reading →

George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”
Permalink

George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”

Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks…

Continue Reading →

Oscar Predictions 2015: Wide Open Best Director Race, or Is It?
Permalink

Oscar Predictions 2015: Wide Open Best Director Race, or Is It?

One of the most slippery categories, alongside Best Picture, is Best Director this year. There…

Continue Reading →

The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging
Permalink

The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The…

Continue Reading →

Selma: History, Film and Truth
Permalink

Selma: History, Film and Truth

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers…

Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race
Permalink

The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race

Good directors are everywhere. They populate the awards race this year and every year. They…

Continue Reading →

Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews
Permalink

Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews

Both Unbroken and Selma were headed for the box office on Christmas day, along with…

Continue Reading →

Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures
Permalink

Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures

Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”
Permalink

Kathryn Bigelow calls Ava DuVernay’s Selma “Masterful”

Kathryn Bigelow has seen Selma twice and did this Q&A with the director – DuVernay…

Continue Reading →

Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect
Permalink

Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect

Directors Roundtable at the Hollywood Reporter
Permalink

Directors Roundtable at the Hollywood Reporter

Also titled, a room full of men stare adoringly at Angelina Jolie. Just kidding. Pretty…

Continue Reading →

Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour
Permalink

Angelina Jolie Gets Chicken Pox, Which Takes her off the Press Tour

Rather than leave her absence to what would be, no doubt, wild speculation, Angelina Jolie…

Continue Reading →

Golden Satellites Nominations – Birdman leads with 10
Permalink

Golden Satellites Nominations – Birdman leads with 10

The Golden Satellites usually look like fantasy football to me. But their Best Picture nominations…

Continue Reading →