More Pundits Predict Gravity for the Win

Gold Derby and Movie City News have released their current standings. As you can see, many of the hot shots have switched to Gravity. I know pundits have worked around this in hopes of splitting up the vote to satisfy this incredible push towards making history while rewarding...
Posted On 07 Feb 2014

Can the BAFTA’s Change the Course of this Race?

It’s kind of interesting that it took a British film director to make the most essential film about American slavery, it might take the British Academy to reward 12 Years a Slave where our DGA couldn’t.  Kris Tapley takes a good long look at this over at In Contention...
Posted On 27 Jan 2014

The PGA Might Make History Sunday, DGA Next Week

Scott Feinberg does some post-game analysis after the Critics Choice awards. He is still, like most other pundits, predicting a split between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. I have this weird feeling, even still, that, at the end of the day, the DGA will go to David O. Russell and...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture

In all of the ways people think the Oscar race is predictable it always turns out to be surprising when the dust settles. There is no point in not saying what is the obvious writing on the wall — David O. Russell will finally collect the big Oscar for directing as American...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

The State of the Race: The Shifting Best Picture

When looking for Best Picture, you’re usually looking for a five key factors: 1) it’s a likable, celebratory film filled with lots of (sometimes popular) actors (Chicago, Argo) 2) it’s historically too important to ignore (Schindler’s List, The Hurt...
Posted On 24 Dec 2013

The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ― John Steinbeck Three strong films in the Oscar race face down the rise of the 1% — a rise that has accelerated alarmingly in...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013

New York is the First, National Board of Review Tomorrow

For the second year in a row, the New York Film critics picked a movie to win that had not yet been officially reviewed or put before the awards machine yet. Last year’s Zero Dark Thirty zoomed right to the top after its NYFCC win, which was quickly followed by the National...
Posted On 03 Dec 2013

American Hustle goes full comedy at the Golden Globes

It’s official. It’s now been announced that American Hustle will be classified as a comedy in 3 major categories at the Golden Globes. Not only does this free up slots in the Globes drama divisions for Best Picture, Actor and Actress, it allows American Hustle to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2013

First Look at American Hustle

Last night was the first screening of American Hustle. The film is under a review embargo so I can’t really “review” it but I can give some brief notes. First off, Jennifer Lawrence steals this movie, as she steals every movie, playing Christian Bale’s...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013

American Hustle Clip – Jennifer Lawrence Unfiltered

What a great role for Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s American Hustle. She’s such a sassy broad, always prettified and tamed for most films. How great to see her unhinged: Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog Source 1 2
Posted On 16 Nov 2013