Filled with bright and vibrant colors, The Breadwinner is one of the best animated features to be released this year. This is not a fairy tale, it’s not about a princess and there are no magical creatures. It doesn’t need any of that to give it an oooh factor all its own. In a film
It is once again time for our For Your Consideration post to the members of the Academy. Online voting begins December 27th. The Academy has fortified its methods this year, making it easier for members to vote. This is your chance to make the best case for contenders you think might not otherwise get recognized.
In a recent Twitter debate — an never-ending Twitter debate it seems — Gregory Ellwood is nearly certain that Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street won’t make the Best Picture. But preferential balloting helps a film get nominated – as in, passionate love for it almost equal to passionate hatred against it. When it comes time to
Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir’s top ten reflects what an interesting and diverse slate of films released in 2013: 1. “Stories We Tell” Canadian actress-turned-director Sarah Polley has sneakily become one of the best young filmmakers in North America, and this subtle, heartbreaking documentary proves it. Masquerading as a straightforward family memoir about Polley’s long-dead mother, “S...
When looking for Best Picture, you’re usually looking for a five key factors: 1) it’s a likable, celebratory film filled with lots of (sometimes popular) actors (Chicago, Argo) 2) it’s historically too important to ignore (Schindler’s List, The Hurt Locker) 3) it’s rewarding an overdue director who is motivated to win, film is likable enough.
Steve Pond reports that a few Academy members were shocked and horrified by Wolf of Wall Street’s official Academy screening, leading one to even say, “Shame on you.” It occurs to me that this is really why the Academy will never evolve past where they were twenty years ago. The last great era of daring
by Marshall Flores Welcome to Episode 3 of Awards Daily’s Statsgasm. Last week I led a descent into deeper statistical madness by introducing regression analysis; hopefully I wasn’t Darryl Revok and didn’t induce too many Scanners-style exploding heads among you all. 🙂 Today we’re going to make our furthest probe into the statistical singularity of
Kris Tapley talks to Scorsese’s longtime editor, Thelma Schoomaker. Movie City News’ Laura Rooney has begun compiling the big list of the top tens. So far, it’s looking a lot like the Oscar contenders for Best Picture: Meet the real Wolf of Wall Street, “”The greed’s good to a point until it reverses on you