The rare year where none of the big Best Picture contenders look likely to take the screenplay categories, here’s our predictions & dream ballots.
As the Oscars approach, our countdown heats up, with predictions in Film Editing and Production Design sending ‘Whiplash’ & ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ upwards.
The supporting performance categories may be locked, but there’s plenty charming work in both fields, plus our added dream ballots.
Tackling Oscar’s two most fashion conscious categories, we predict the Makeup and Costume Design winners and pick our jaunty dream ballots for each.
A work of sparkling lunacy, Andy and Lana Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is an incoherent, yet unavoidably entertaining, glorious mess.
Emmanuel Lubezki comes for seconds and the apes aim for their first in our Oscar Countdown on the cinematography and visual effects categories.
We begin our march to the 2015 Oscars breaking down the Sound design races, dominated by ‘American Sniper’, ‘Birdman’ and ‘Whiplash’.
Balking at the negativity of Oscar season, we give some optimistic notes about the 2015 Academy Award Nominations
Lena brings an end to her whirlwind year with her Top 20 favorite films, a rapturous mix of joys and sorrows.
Justin’s Top Ten Movies of 2014, along with his pics for the year’s worst, overrated and Underrated movies.
2014 saw some truly great TV shows. Here are the ones that Justin liked best.
Keira Knightly, Robert Pattinson, and a trio of Swedish punk girls rock out on our list of the Top 10 Movie Music Moments of 2014.
Toeing the line between presentation and performance, Frederick Wiseman’s ‘National Gallery’ melds historic and modern art to vivid effect.
Our first look at Pixar’s next film, ‘Inside Out’, has us worried. Addressing a potential gender plot-hole just waiting to emerge.
Encapsulating the garage music scene without losing itself to it, ‘Eden’ is a luminous, heartrending film about the life-altering pitfalls of passion.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ is an intriguing, riotous dope noir that nonetheless feels emotionally inaccessible.
NYFF debuts ‘The Blue Room’ and ‘Saint Laurent’ delve into sexual passions and consequences with more allure for their capacities.
Kicking off our NYFF coverage, ”71′ is as absorbing and vibrant as a thriller as it is an encapsulation of Irish desperation & resistance.
‘The Boxtrolls’ is another dazzling step forward for Laika, an immaculately crafted, socially challenging and often delightful piece of stop-motion magic.
As the 2014 New York Film Festival takes off, we previews the most anticipated and intriguing titles we’ll see, from ‘Inherent Vice’ to ‘Eden’.