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Best Films with Zero Oscar Nominations

| June 13, 2014 | 81 Comments

My Facebook friend (#humblebrag) and one of my favorite film directors Rod Lurie recently posted the following status update: [Redacted, how much he loved Joe Carnahan's film The Grey] “If I had been a critic when that film came out I would have pounded the Academy into submission. I... (Read More)

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Ruby Dee, RIP

| June 12, 2014 | 13 Comments

Ruby Dee died peacefully in her sleep at 91 years old. Thanks to Natasha for the news. Dee was nominated for American Gangster, though not Do the Right Thing, a major oversight.

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Kristen Wiig to Direct and Co-Write New Comedy

| June 11, 2014 | 8 Comments

The writing team behind the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, have come up with a new project that Wiig will direct. Very exciting news, especially since directing is often entrusted to the male half of our species. The project is described as: “best friends who... (Read More)

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