The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment
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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or…

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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope
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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope

With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking…

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The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark
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The State of the Race: Selling a True Hero in the Age of the Snark

Some days it’s a rough go, filtering life through the waves of chatter online. Much…

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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs
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The State of the Race: Wanted – Best Picture Front-Runner, Must Love Dogs

[buzz] As we head into Toronto, we still don’t have our presumed front-runner for Best…

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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)
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The State of the Race: In Gods we Trust (and Giveaway)

[details at the bottom of the post] “They had mocked him through his misery and…

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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?
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The State of the Race: Of Bridesmaids and Dragon Tattoos – Year of the Woman or Just Another Year?

  It was hard not to notice Robin Wright at the Critics Choice awards, striding…

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The State of the Race:  DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher
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The State of the Race: DGA Fallout – And Yeah, David Fincher

It’s been a funny year for Oscar movies. The trial separation between critics and the…

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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine
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The State of the Race — Rage Against the Machine

  Reviews, like the Oscars, like your own impressions, are moments in time captured.  Some…

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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent
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The State of the Race — Now is the Winter of Our Discontent

Every year, hope springs eternal until the awards actually start being handed out. The disappointment…

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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate
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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate

The decision to move the New York Film Critics up to be announced before the…

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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%
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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%

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

As we contemplate where we’re going and where we’ve been it’s important to take note…

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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch
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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch

In the circle of gal pals we’re playfully calling Oscar’s Angels, I discuss with Anne,…

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The State of the Race – And Then Toronto Happened
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The State of the Race – And Then Toronto Happened

Usually the Oscar race feels a bend in the road right about now, with Toronto…

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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Starts, Beware the Insta-Pundit
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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Starts, Beware the Insta-Pundit

September is here at last.  Two festivals are about to decide the fates of several…

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The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming
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The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming

Summer is almost over.  Once August ticks over into September it’s all hands on deck.…

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The State of the Race: The Aftermath
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The State of the Race: The Aftermath

Last night’s Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been…

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The State of the Race: One More for My Baby, One More for the Road
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The State of the Race: One More for My Baby, One More for the Road

As we close out Oscars 2010, with an an ending predicted but not yet determined,…

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The State of the Race – Tilting at Windmills
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The State of the Race – Tilting at Windmills

There has never been an Oscar year on record that had such strong opposing forces…

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The State of the Race: Define Best
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The State of the Race: Define Best