The Shifting Best Actress Race but Blanchett Still one to Beat

The Best Actress race might come down to five veterans. With no Jennifer Lawrence in the mix this year (girl of the moment) the actresses vying for the top spot have been around. Not only have they been acting for decades already but this year they have whole films built around...
Posted On 10 Nov 2013

Oscarwatch 2013 – Why the Strong Male Lead Drives Best Picture Now

This year’s Oscar race is not different from most in the last twenty years. Best Picture is driven by two major factors: Director and Actor. The strong leading man has driven the Best Picture winner for the past seven years. You have to go back to Million Dollar Baby, or I...
Posted On 28 Oct 2013

Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock hit the Piano Keys

Re-creating the scene in Big…via JustJared:
Posted On 14 Oct 2013

Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain Challenge Hollywood’s All-Male Status Quo

In her new column on the Oscar race for Women and Hollywood at Indiewire, Susan Wloszczyna celebrates the longevity of Sandra Bullock’s career arc. When you look at where she started and now, where she’s landed with Gravity you can’t help but marvel at the ways...
Posted On 06 Oct 2013

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, with leading women at the forefront, one of which is crowned the early frontrunner to win. Imagine an Oscar race where it didn’t matter anymore. Maybe it’s the same year Kathryn Bigelow,...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013

Sandra Bullock and the Best Actress Race

It’s funny how we bloggers often try to stuff contenders into categories to suit our own desires. Factoring in the performances in movies yet to be seen, at this point in the race it looks to me like the strongest contenders are these: 1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine 2....
Posted On 18 Sep 2013

Cuaron’s Masterpiece: The Welcome Pull of Gravity

“The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure.” – Saul Bellow Gravity is a film worthy of being in the same room as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 in that the visual effects are as groundbreaking as the message is deep. In truth, so...
Posted On 01 Sep 2013

Bullock and Clooney take Venice

More pics at JustJared
Posted On 28 Aug 2013

Twitter reacts to Gravity in Venice

GRAVITY (A) Mainlined sensation. A staggering dance, then a balletic fall, into great silence. Maybe I'd change a thing? We'll talk later. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Oh, and if Lubezki can't finally win the Oscar for digitally embellished 3D work...
Posted On 28 Aug 2013