The State of the Race: The Best Best Pictures
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The State of the Race: The Best Best Pictures

It’s funny to think that a whole year’s worth of films can boil down to…

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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard
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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard

I often get asked the question if I think the Academy’s demographics are changing, if…

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The State of the Race: Landslide
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The State of the Race: Landslide

The State of the Race: Likability
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The State of the Race: Likability

Whenever I hit the “like” button on Facebook, or one of the hundreds of sites…

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The State of the Race: White Light, White Heat
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The State of the Race: White Light, White Heat

Not since the 1970s have we seen such a display of anti-heroes, reluctant leaders, and…

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The State of the Race: Going Money
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The State of the Race: Going Money

There are heroes and anti-heroes in this race. There are social networks and black swans.…

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The State of the Race: the Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: the Frontrunner

The State of the Race: The Big Split?
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The State of the Race: The Big Split?

The State of the Race: You Know More Than You Think
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The State of the Race: You Know More Than You Think

It is always around this time that we feel like we’re trying to find the…

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The State of the Race – Ten Will be Easy, One will be Hard
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The State of the Race – Ten Will be Easy, One will be Hard

The chatter on the web about how there aren’t enough Oscar hopefuls to fill ten…

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The State of the Race: Let the Right One In
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The State of the Race: Let the Right One In

A reader asked why there is so much predictions wall-paper that reflect exactly the same…

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The State of the Race – A Few Questions Remain
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The State of the Race – A Few Questions Remain

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more cut-throat Oscar season, nor a more demeaning…

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The State of the Race: She
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The State of the Race: She

There have been a very small handful of women who have gotten Directors Guild nominations.…

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State of the Race: Last Gasp
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State of the Race: Last Gasp

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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