The Industry so far, not the Oscars
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The Industry so far, not the Oscars

It’s gotten to a point where every award won counts as “the Oscars.” Oscar turned…

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Can Alan Arkin Win for Argo and Other Questions about Supporting Actor
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Can Alan Arkin Win for Argo and Other Questions about Supporting Actor

One of the first Oscars of the night will be for Supporting Actor. At that…

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Argogo Parody
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Argogo Parody

This made me laugh until I cried and I needed that today.  Video by Brian…

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The Real Argo Sketches by Jack Kirby
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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

Ben Affleck and the Charm Offensive
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Ben Affleck and the Charm Offensive

All the films up for Best Picture are formidable challengers in their own right. But…

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Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?
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Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?

Fans truly believe that Ben Affleck was “snubbed” by the Academy and that the Academy…

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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down
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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly,…

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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every…

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Lessons in Oscar Watching: Every David Needs a Goliath
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Lessons in Oscar Watching: Every David Needs a Goliath

As I was thumbing through the headlines and tweets about Ben Affleck, the DGA and…

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The State of the Race: The Winners Circle
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The State of the Race: The Winners Circle

  “Fame you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win…

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The Case for Argo – When Popular Directors Are Left off the Academy’s list
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The Case for Argo – When Popular Directors Are Left off the Academy’s list

Since I spend so much of my time making a case for Lincoln’s much easier…

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19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins
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19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DANIEL DAY-LEWIS…

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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead
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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead

Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years
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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly…

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The State of the Race: By Three
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The State of the Race: By Three

  Oscar ballots are going out to 5,856 in the Academy.  Those ballots are then…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love
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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let…

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The Case for: Argo
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The Case for: Argo

I’m not going to talk about whether Argo will or won’t. I’m only going to…

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Alexandre Desplat’s score for Argo
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Ben Affleck to Receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Modern Master Award
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Ben Affleck to Receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Modern Master Award

A wonderful choice for a wonderful film festival. The SBIFF is one of the fests…

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