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State of the Race
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The State of the Race: Making Room for Cannes
May 10th, 2015
It is always disappointing to see great films hit Cannes only to lose momentum by the time they hit the nasty game known as the awards race. It’s always disappointing...
Watch the New Trailer for Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep
May 6th, 2015
Star Wars Gets Sneak in Vanity Fair, Hints at Female Lead
May 4th, 2015
This Vanity Fair cover is encouraging because it looks like they're deliberately putting Daisy Ridley front and center, as in, she's THE STAR. Some say she's the new...
Ex Machina: Seen and Not Seen
May 1st, 2015
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando There are two roads into Alex Garland’s magnificent new...
Cannes Classic sidebar lineup revealed
April 29th, 2015
The Cannes Classic sidebar lineup was revealed earlier today. The sidebar showcasing classic films and documentaries about cinema will include Jean Cocteau's La Belle et...
Cannes 2015: First Look at Macbeth
April 28th, 2015
The Weinstein Co. debuted three stills from the eagerly anticipated film version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It contains what I believe is the best quote ever put down on...
Joe Dante Revives the Horror Comedy at Riviera Maya Film Festival
April 27th, 2015
The Riviera Maya Film Festival is a young festival with young ideas and an innovative way of presenting films to the broader international film community. One of the big...
Cannes Opens withFemale directed La Tete haute, starring Catherine Deneuve
April 13th, 2015
For the first second time in history, Cannes will open with a film directed a woman. Variety reports that Cannes this year will open with Emmanuelle Bercot's La Tete...
Academy Keeps 8 Day Window for Nominations, Oscars February 28
April 9th, 2015
The Academy has chosen its Oscar dates for the next three years, bouncing them to March 4 in 2018. Sadly, they've elected to keep just 8 days of time for voters with...
Women are More Powerful at the Box Office Than Hollywood Gives them Credit For
March 28th, 2015
The headlines lately have ranged from shock to surprise to hope to despair about the films directed by women, films about women, and films aimed at women topping the box...
Top Five Reasons the Academy Should Embrace 10 Nominees for Best Picture
March 24th, 2015
The Academy will likely soon announce that they've decided to go back to five nominees. According to Hollywood-Elsewhere, the Board of Governors is meeting tonight to...
Oscars 2016: Oscarwatching Rules and How to Start the Year as the Underdog
March 23rd, 2015
After the brutal let down of this year's Oscar race, which mostly amounted to yet another year of dashed hopes and diminished expectations, it's time to remember Rule...
Best Director: Why We Don't Make Women into Icons
March 16th, 2015
There are women who have become icons in literature, even if contenders for the "Great American Novel" are reserved for men. Surely Harper Lee's To Kill a...
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...
To Find Great Roles for Women, Look to Book Publishing
February 27th, 2015
A terrifying shift has taken place in Hollywood. The way film is discussed online for the past ten years, really springing from the rise of fanboy culture, has all but...
Welcome to the Dollhouse: A Night at the Oscars
“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ― Raymond Carver,...
How Agenda-Driven Bloggers Punish the Wrong People - Boyhood Under Fire
February 18th, 2015
We live in era where every journalist and every news site is click-bait hungry. They're looking for any controversy to draw readers, drive comments and jack up...
The State of the Race: Pencils Down, Last Day to Vote
February 17th, 2015
When I look at how Oscar race 2014 turned out I see the worst case scenario, almost, all the way down the line. Every bad thing that could happen did happen. What I...
The Industry's Full Embrace of Birdman only a Matter of Time
February 15th, 2015
"I talked to my friends in the Academy and none of them are voting for Boyhood," an Academy member told me. Actually, I don't think of him as an Academy member but a...
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