Oscar Flashback: Why is Leonardo DiCaprio’s Work Ignored by the Academy?

Leonardo DiCaprio is heading into his fifth collaboration with Martin Scorsese with The Wolf of Wall Street this November. He is Scorsese’s Jimmy Stewart — a laced-up-to-the-collar everyman put in extraordinary circumstances. He anchors Scorsese’s camera by...
Posted On 18 Jun 2013

Oscar Flashback: When the Gatekeepers are Wrong

We Oscarwatchers put a lot of faith in the gatekeepers — those bloggers and critics who see movies first, review them, assess their merits, and assign them into meaningful categories. The public at large have, for the most part, discarded critical consensus when it comes to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2013

All Hell Broke Loose on Steel Magnolia’s Set

File this one under “truth is stranger than fiction.” ¬†You hear rumors throughout the years about famous people on movie sets. How do you know what to believe? But this story, about how mean director Herbert Ross was to Julia Roberts and Dolly Parton may be the stuff...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013

Speaking of Romeo and Juliet…

I don’t think any actors have ever captured it better than Gwyneth Paltrow and Joe Fiennes.
Posted On 13 Apr 2013

Oscar Flashback – Siskel and Ebert do 1978 Predictions

Ah, the good old days when the Oscars were still a mystery. Siskel gets Best Actor right. Part two after the jump.
Posted On 04 Apr 2013