State of the Race
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State of the Race
Best Director: Why We Don't Make Women into Icons
Sean Penn and Bill Maher Talk the State of Political Correctness Online
March 14th, 2015
I have to mostly agree with this in light of how Patricia Arquette was needlessly attacked after the Oscars, and how Richard Linklater and Boyhood were attacked and how...
Early Oscar and Cannes Predictions Hit the Web
March 9th, 2015
Rope of Silicon's Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He's humble enough to admit nobody knows anything and that only three from his list...
Best Actor Watch: Ian McKellen Gets Another Shot with Mr. Holmes
March 4th, 2015
Remember when Ian McKellen didn't win for the most excellent Gods and Monsters? Yeah, remember who did win? Oh, Oscar. How you love your epic fails. Either way, McKellen...
Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg Win Bidding War for "It’s What I Do"
March 2nd, 2015
Deadline reports exclusively that Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg have won a heated bidding war to bring Lynsey Addario's It's What I do: A Photographer's Life of...
Inarritu and Cuaron Make Oscar and Mexican History
February 27th, 2015
This is a moment of significance that really can't be overlooked. At first I thought the story was that it was the first time in Oscar history that there had been...
Lone Scherfig's New Film, The Riot Club
February 25th, 2015
Women Flat on Their Backs but Sparkling Once Again for Oscar Week - Women and Hollywood's Great Video Tribute
February 19th, 2015
Made by Women and Hollywood. The best advocate for women and women of color in the Oscar race is Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein. It isn't easy...
Richard Linklater: 10 Highlights of a Revolutionary Career
Of all the great, deserving, American filmmakers that haven't won the Best Director prize yet, Richard Linklater is up there with the most deserving. His filmography is as original and diverse as any...
The State of the Race: Boyhood is Honored in England while Hollywood Sends a Message to Studios
February 8th, 2015
In the most unpredictable Oscar race for Best Picture I've ever seen, the DGA went with Inarritu last night while the BAFTA went with Richard Linklater and Boyhood...
DGA Awards Tonight - Who Will Win it? (Poll)
February 7th, 2015
66% of our readers so far predict Richard Linklater to win, followed by Alejandro G. Inarritu. Do you agree? Who Will win the Directors...
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 because of his almost seamless blend of the melodramatic and the quotidian....
London Film Critics go for Boyhood
January 18th, 2015
And the winners: 35th LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS FILM OF THE YEAR Boyhood (Universal) FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Leviathan...
George Lucas on the Oscars, "It's a Political Campaign."
January 17th, 2015
Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn't want to be. Speaks up for David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay. ...
Oscar Predictions 2015: Wide Open Best Director Race, or Is It?
January 14th, 2015
One of the most slippery categories, alongside Best Picture, is Best Director this year. There is really no precedent to what we've been seeing at all. While on the face...
The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging
January 13th, 2015
Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still...
Selma: History, Film and Truth
January 8th, 2015
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers dramatize real life events. "Movies are movies. History books are...
The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race
January 7th, 2015
Good directors are everywhere. They populate the awards race this year and every year. They dazzle with their first movie, try to live up to it in their second movie...
Unbroken takes Box Office on Christmas, Despite Reviews
December 26th, 2014
Both Unbroken and Selma were headed for the box office on Christmas day, along with Into the Woods, Big Eyes and American Sniper. Unbroken just barely edged out Into...
Watch the Great David Fincher talk about Film: A Life in Pictures
December 21st, 2014
I feel lucky to be living in a time when David Fincher is making great films, dark, smart and now, funny. Gone Girl, Fincher's highest grossing film to date, just sailed...
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