August 14th, 20148718
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...
April 14th, 2014124The Hollywood Reporter runs its second story on David Fincher, Sony and the supposed upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, wherein a source continues to huff and puff their side of the story all the while complaining about what a diva and tyrant Fincher is because of his "excessive" demands. Second story, same unnamed source, same one-sided...
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...AWARDS CHATTER
February 25th, 201101
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...
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...
I've been at this so long I remember when the Wall Street Journal used to do a poll to predict who would win -- I think they turned out to be kind of right but not 100%. ¬†The reason the race is...AWARDS CHATTER
Is it possible Facebook might inspire people as much as a radio speech? hey, Mubarak. Stealing a million dollars isn't cool. You know what's even less cool? Stealing billions of dollars. You...PREDICTIONS
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...Editing
The Film Experience's Nathaniel Rogers has many great interviews on his site - here is one with the team behind the flawless editing in The Social Network:
Kirk calls the work "all consuming", the...83rd Oscar Ceremony
In his latest always entertaining Oscar column, Movieline's Stu Van Airsdale takes me to task on my suggestion that this year's Oscar race will render the critics irrelevant in a way we've not yet...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
In light of the recent twist of this year's race for Best Picture, I asked a few of the best and brightest in the biz for their input. The participants (in random order):
Damien Bona, Inside...AWARDS CHATTER