Justin and Hilary talk about how we talk about documentaries, what we expect from them, and the successes and failures of the genre. Films gracing the conversation include Nanook of the North, Leviathan, Grizzly Man, Samsara, this year’s documentary winners, and two recommendations for listeners, topped off with a particularly delicious Teach Me Something.
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’12 Years a Slave’ won Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards, but ‘Gravity’s dominance still makes it feel like a stalemate year.
The Academy continues to struggle building a strong shorts category, but that makes it easier for us to predict who’ll win these races.
With 2 weeks left till Oscars, we plow into the main categories with our analysis and predictions of the screenplay races.
This year’s visual effects and sound design races are all too easy to predict, but that doesn’t make their competitors less significant.
Our countdown to the 2014 Oscars begins with our analysis and predictions for the Original Score and Original Song races.
The Oscar Nominations were announced today. Here is a full list of the nominees!
Hilary gravitates toward documentaries, formal and conceptual innovation, blending of the real and surreal, and direct, immersive stories in her Top Ten Films of 2013.
Nebraska, All is Lost, and a few other films get an awards boost from this “independent” awards ceremony.
’12 Years a Slave’ certainly lives up to the hype, but does Oscar talk live up to the film? Duncan discusses the obscenity of Oscar speculation.
Which films and performances will emerge from the festival circuit as Oscar frontrunners?
Duncan offers thoughts on the coming Oscar season, but expresses caution against getting too attached to the Academy Awards.
Get ready for an impromptu movie-themed dance party! Ellen DeGeneres is set to return as host of the 86th Academy Awards!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey pump their chests like the 1-percent in the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
After Neil Patrick Harris’ delightful hosting duties, could the Tony Awards be the perfect model for the Oscars to take notes from?
Alex and Duncan make their final predictions for the big eight categories ahead of this year’s Oscar awards.
Could Michael Haneke win Best Director? Or Daniel Day-Lewis lose Best Actor? Vote for one of these unlike upsets.
This year’s Best Actress Oscar race a force to be reckoned with! With five intensely devoted performances, is there a clear winner?
As the Oscar season heads into its final stretch, are spectators losing sight of how brave the Academy’s selections have been this year?
Reviews of Henry, Asad, Death of a Shadow, Curfew, and Buzkashi Boys.