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

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

Her, Captain Phillips, Stories We Tell win WGA Awards

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Best Original Screenplay Her, Written by Spike Jonze Best Adapted Screenplay Captain Phillips, Written by Billy Ray Best Documentary Screenplay Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley Best New Series House of Cards Comedy Series Veep Drama Series Breaking Bad
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

The State of the Race: Guilds Split Three Ways, Gravity has Edge

For the first time since the Academy expanded the Best Picture race to more than 5 nominees, the industry seems divided between three strong films. The actors branch clearly loves David O. Russell’s American Hustle, giving it nominations in all four acting categories, plus...
Posted On 26 Jan 2014

The Frontrunners and their Challengers

This Oscar year has to be one of the most competitive we’ve seen in a while. While it’s true that it feels like all of the acting categories are locked in, many of the other categories aren’t, including Best Picture, Best Director, Original Screenplay and most...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014