State of the Race: The NBR and Top Ten Things a Best Picture Contender Needs
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State of the Race: The NBR and Top Ten Things a Best Picture Contender Needs

State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm
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State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

It’s a funny season. It’s a quiet season. There are a lot of gun-shy studios…

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The State of the Race, What Went Wrong?
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The State of the Race, What Went Wrong?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2UKvM7SjWc[/youtube] I’ve been mulling over one title since the Oscars came to a screeching halt…

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The State of the Race: Happy Endings
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The State of the Race: Happy Endings

Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year’s Best Picture…

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The State of the Race – The Big Pull
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The State of the Race – The Big Pull

The Reader is like the English Patient. Old age makeup, great sex scenes, World War…

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The Race is On
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The Race is On

The Gurus of Gold have posted a recent survey of people who make guesses about…

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The State of the Race: The Audacity of Hope
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The State of the Race: The Audacity of Hope

The world has changed since the US elected its first African-American president. The news that…

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The State of the Race is Looking Surreal
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The State of the Race is Looking Surreal

This is all very bizarre, Oscar watchers. None of the films being discussed have opened…

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The State of the Race: The Tension So Thick
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The State of the Race: The Tension So Thick

Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells reports that both Milk and Frost/Nixon are pretty good, in…

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The State of the Race: Darkness and Play
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The State of the Race: Darkness and Play

Looming Large 2008 is shaping up to be another year of an Oscar season that…

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