The State of the Race: Stumble and Stride
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The State of the Race: Stumble and Stride

Oscar season starts with the movies. Ideally, those movies are released throughout the year and…

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The State of the Race:  Alternate Realities and Lost Boys
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The State of the Race: Alternate Realities and Lost Boys

Reality is something different to everyone. For most of us, it means the drudgery of…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture is Anyone’s Game
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The State of the Race: Best Picture is Anyone’s Game

It has been said that the only really exciting Oscar races are those with a…

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The State of the Race: To Serve Man
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The State of the Race: To Serve Man

Madness and Craziness
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Madness and Craziness

Back in the early days of Oscar watching, the trades and the long lead film…

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The State of the Race: Follow the Money
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The State of the Race: Follow the Money

“What good is knowledge if it just floats in the air? It goes from computer…

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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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