February 16th, 2013984
“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me."
Twice during Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, a collection of glass plate photographs are featured. Lincoln's son, 10-year-old Tad, is preoccupied with studying these photos, some of which preserve the images of African-American...
February 14th, 201310413
Since the Oscar race that started with Argo in Telluride is now finishing with Argo in Hollywood I have really no choice but to quote Bob Dylan -- "You just kinda wasted my precious time but don’t think twice, it’s all right." All of the in-between that happened there? That was the stuff that dreams are made of. One of the things...
"If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean...BEST ACTOR
60 Minutes tonight explores the depth of detail that Spielberg and his collaborators put into recreating Lincoln's world of 1864. Here's the complete 12-minute segment featuring extended...BEST PICTURE
February 6th, 20131362
Before I begin, let me explain. It's true that we've reached the moment in every Oscar year where the pundits and the bloggers have thrown up their hands and decided, the Oscar race is over. Argo will win Best Picture and for the win to make sense it has to take Screenplay, Editing and perhaps one other award -- score? Supporting...
Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells is working hard to convince the world that Lincoln is both an unworthy film and an unworthy Oscar contender. The truth is, what Lincoln is transcends the...BEST PICTURE
I guess Americans are about to get a big shock to see that Spielberg isn't the favorite to win the DGA on Saturday. Everyone and their brother over at Gold Derby and elsewhere have Ben Affleck...Guilds-Societies
January 27th, 201351710
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
One of the more irritating boils on the ass of this year's Oscar season is that the moment has afforded the opportunity for all Lincoln haters, critics, truthers to the light of day. Some of the...News
How do you know you're up for Best Picture in 2012? A journalist at the New York Post so fears Steven Spielberg's Lincoln winning Best Picture that he has to write an op-ed that smears President...News
January 16th, 20131093
We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly a whole year, that the narrative we have planned out tends to want prominence in our minds even when the stats are against it. In the 14 years I've been covering this race it always comes to this point in the year where we start to drag out the freak years,...
January 15th, 20131666
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." -- Abraham Lincoln
I was ten years old when Jaws was released in theaters. It’s hard...