August 14th, 20148712
Some movies are symphonies. The Godfather comes to mind. Some movies are jazz. John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Sometimes a movie is so quiet and intense it brings no music to mind. The Coen's No Country for Old Men. David Fincher's The Social Network? It's Stairway to Heaven. It's a film mapped out...
This is one reason Harvey Weinstein is good for the movie business -- he gets the bigger picture. This is also why he's great at Oscar campaigning -- when he has a horse that can win -- he knows...News
Last night's Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been a film that won the NBR, the NYFCC, the LAFCA and the Globe (Picture, Director and Screenplay) and...83rd Oscar Ceremony
UK author and historian Dominick Sandbrook voices his own dismay that "the Redcoats have conquered Hollywood," once again:
The success of "The King's Speech" is not the only example of what looks...AWARDS CHATTER
February 25th, 201100
When The Social Network won every critic award in sight many, including me believed that this love would continue right up to the Oscars. The Social Network was the ‚ÄúZeitgeist‚Äù film, it supposedly captured us today, it was the film that the Oscars would want to reward in order to maintain their image as a respectable...
Yes, the mark of a true Oscar game player is that the film finishes the season with its being anointed by 60 Minutes. The King's Speech already got a mini review by Andy Rooney the week before who...AWARDS CHATTER
February 20th, 201100
It isn't that the Eddie's win last night makes it suddenly apparent that The Social Network will win - there is precedent for both films taking Best Picture. Films have won the three major guilds, lost the Eddie but still won Best Picture (American Beauty is one, No Country for Old Men is another), and there are films that won all...
Ebert has put both his predictions (thanks Ryan) and his Outguess Ebert contest online. ¬†I think there are more than a few smarty pants Oscar watchers out there who could make this a fair fight...News
With the Oscar race now almost entirely put to bed, we await two competing stats working against each other to determine the outcome of this year's race for Oscar:
Since 1975 (when the LA Film...83rd Oscar Ceremony
The truth of it is, in retrospect, what I failed to see is probably something a few people knew -- that Weinstein was working the King's Speech campaign from the top down. The critics were never...AWARDS CHATTER