OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Lead Performance Races

I'm feeling conflicted about the state of the lead performance races today. On the one hand, I disapprove of how easily each category has coasted to a well-assured frontrunner, cutting off the competitive buzz that…

Final 2013 Oscar Predictions

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Actress

Throughout Oscar season, Film Misery will be offering almost daily breakdowns of the categories in the Oscar race. Today we continue with the Best Actress category.The Nominees: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence, Silver…

OSCAR TRACKER: Now THIS is an Awards Race

View the Latest 2013 Oscar Predictions As of tomorrow we are two weeks away from the announcement of the 85th Academy Award nominations and almost every category is still completely up in the air. This…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: November 20, 2012

Many great DVD and Blu-Ray ideas to watch while lounging about this holiday week (in America anyway...) The top releases this week: Warner Home Video Signature Collections Warner Home Video is releasing no fewer than…

'Amour' (2012) Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Finalists, Shortlist, Michael Haneke, Austria

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Award Winners: Palme d’Or,…

[caption id="attachment_13151" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Image from Michael Haneke's 'Amour,' winner of the Palme d'Or"][/caption] While most Americans are spending the long Memorial Day weekend enjoying the Spring weather, movie nerds like myself are glued to…

2013 Oscar Predictions Podcast - Film Misery

Final Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012

It all comes down to this. In fewer than 48 hours the 84th Academy Award nominations will be announced. Over the past several months we have been analyzing, predicting, and commenting on this year's Oscar…

WOMEN IN FILM: Jessica Lange

WOMEN IN FILM : JESSICA LANGE  I will be starting a monthly column dedicated to women in film. In this column I will select an actress to showcase eachy month. I hope to give a brief biography…