The State of the Race: The New American Hero
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The State of the Race: The New American Hero

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes…

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The State of the Race: Will There be a Hillary Effect on the Oscar Race?
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The State of the Race: Will There be a Hillary Effect on the Oscar Race?

Imagine as we enter Oscar race 2013 three strong films written and directed by women,…

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The State of the Race: The Ghosts of Our American Past Told Through Three Movies
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The State of the Race: The Ghosts of Our American Past Told Through Three Movies

The State of the Race: I’ll Stand on the Ocean Until I Start Sinking
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The State of the Race: I’ll Stand on the Ocean Until I Start Sinking

The central theme of many of 2013’s best and most important films is survival –…

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The State of the Race: Telluride and the Best Picture Oscar Race
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The State of the Race: Telluride and the Best Picture Oscar Race

Over the past few years, Telluride has become the launching pad for Oscar contenders and…

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The State of the Race: Fruitvale Station Poised to Make Oscar History
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The State of the Race: Fruitvale Station Poised to Make Oscar History

As of this moment, only two films look poised to enter the Best Picture race…

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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far
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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far

In one sense, the Oscars continue to matter as much, maybe more, than they ever…

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Saying Goodbye to Oscars 2012 and Thanks
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Saying Goodbye to Oscars 2012 and Thanks

My Oscar year started on the French riviera. It was cold and raining. Without the…

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The State of the Race: Who Controls the Academy Awards?
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The State of the Race: Who Controls the Academy Awards?

It’s been a rough year for Zero Dark Thirty fans, a rougher year for Lincoln…

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The State of the Race: Out from the Grizzly Maze
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The State of the Race: Out from the Grizzly Maze