Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect
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Best Director: the DGA and Oscar Disconnect

Interview: J C Chandor
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Interview: J C Chandor

New York. 1981. Over 1 million crimes are recorded. There are over 60,000 aggravated assaults…

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The State of the Race: The Directors Lead the Way
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The State of the Race: The Directors Lead the Way

The recent death of Mike Nichols seemed almost like the final nail in the coffin…

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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)
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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)

“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is.…

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Consecutive Films by Great Directors that Changed Film Forever
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Consecutive Films by Great Directors that Changed Film Forever

The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find directors who directed three…

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Best Director: The Visual Effects Masterpiece
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Best Director: The Visual Effects Masterpiece

Last year’s Gravity, and Life of Pi the year before, have flipped-flopped the traditional way…

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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood Enters Best Picture Race
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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood Enters Best Picture Race

Although its reception at Sundance was kind of mezzo mezzo, there is no doubt that…

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Best Director: Lost and Found in America
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Best Director: Lost and Found in America

Variations on a theme running through this year’s strongest five films in the Best Director…

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The State of the Race – Directors Break with Consensus
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The State of the Race – Directors Break with Consensus

One of the more interesting questions in this year’s Oscar race is wondering what the…

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THR Directors Roundtable
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THR Directors Roundtable

Famous Directors on this Year’s Oscar Contenders
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Famous Directors on this Year’s Oscar Contenders

This Variety spread is pretty great, I must say. In addiction to Ben Affleck on…

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The State of the Race: Best Director – Scorsese Clears the Room
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The State of the Race: Best Director – Scorsese Clears the Room

Watch the spankin’ new trailer here. It’s unlikely that 2013, despite the slate of exceptionally…

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Oscarwatch: The Directors
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Oscarwatch: The Directors

Argo — Telluride, early September, 2012 The Artist — Cannes, May, 2011 The King’s Speech…

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Poll: Who Will Win Best Director?
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Poll: Who Will Win Best Director?

If Argo is the consensus vote and runaway winner — we have no director to…

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Best Director – Heroes, Just for One Day
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Best Director – Heroes, Just for One Day

  “Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if…

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Almodovar and BAFTA’s respect for international directors
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Almodovar and BAFTA’s respect for international directors

Here’s the brand new trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s Los Amantes Pasajeros. (thanks to Jesus Alonso)…

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Best Director – Before Festival Season
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Best Director – Before Festival Season

If the imaginary Oscars were held today, that is, if everything went as it’s expected…

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Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors
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Award Season Roundtable Series: The Directors

THR talks with Alexander Payne, Mike Mills, Steve McQueen, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller and Michel…

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Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics
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Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

4-star reviews from The New Yorker, Variety, Box Office Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. 4 stars…

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The State of the Race — The Directors: Gods & Demigods
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The State of the Race — The Directors: Gods & Demigods

(Top: Spielberg, Scorsese, De Palma, Lucas, and Coppola, 1994. Bottom: Hooper, Russel, Aronofsy, Nolan, and…

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