Harvey Weinstein Speaks on Movies

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 what they want in the end. You have to take your hat off to him...
Posted On 25 Apr 2011

Cannes and the Kodak – A World Apart

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir wonders why the Palme d’Or and Oscar’s Best Picture are so far apart in terms of films they choose to win. In this case, he looks at The King’s Speech and Uncle Boonmee: “The King’s Speech” is a well-crafted,...
Posted On 02 Mar 2011

The State of the Race: The Aftermath

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 not won the DGA and then the Oscar for Best Picture. ¬†Moreover, until last...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

"Your Bloody British Fetish": Hollywood's U.K. myths

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 like a creeping Anglicization of American culture....
Posted On 27 Feb 2011

Tom Hooper's personal journey behind "The King's Speech"

The critical and commercial success of The King’s Speech, has been an affirmation of Tom Hooper’s instincts as a director. Speaking with the Director’s Guild recipient on the phone from New York in January, he discussed how the project was introduced to him,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011

Editorial: Why Mark Zuckerberg Was Always Destined To Get No Further Than The Oscar Bike Room.

[notice]This editorial was written by a British 15 year-old named Michael Dalton living in Switzerland. [/notice] 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 ...
Posted On 25 Feb 2011

Why the King's Speech Should Win Best Picture

The Guardian has done each film – so in the interest of fairness, here is the one for The King’s Speech, by Michael Hann: You can watch all of their videos for the Best Picture nominees here.
Posted On 24 Feb 2011

That Gay Porn Video Thing…Confirmed

Moviline confirms that The King’s Speech therapist’s home was used to film the gay porn flick Snookered, which had great art direction. According to Jonno, his video (which was done for the website UK Naked Men) was indeed shot in the exact same room as The King‚Äôs...
Posted On 23 Feb 2011

The King's Speech Sails over Home Plate with 60 Minutes Episode

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 said he liked movies about things he knew about, as opposed to things he had...
Posted On 22 Feb 2011

History will be Made One Way or Another

If the King’s Speech wins, it will become the first film in 83 years of Oscar history with a British monarch as the central figure to win Best Picture. [source] If the Social Network wins Screenplay, Editing, Directing but then loses Best Picture it will join the ranks of...
Posted On 21 Feb 2011