Will the Academy respond more to ‘Life of Pi’s visual spectacle or ‘Anna Karenina’s theatrical ambition in the production design race?
Tag Archives | Oscars
Will flash and flair prevail in the Oscars’ craft categories? Take a look at our predictions for the Costume Design and Makeup races.
The first Oscar category breakdown looks at the sound categories. Find out who we think will win Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.
Reviews of the short films Paperman, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Adam and Dog, and Maggie Simpson: The Longest Daycare.
We’ve been talking a lot about the surprises and shuns among this year’s Oscar front-runners. Let’s talk about great films that had no chance of even being nominated.
Alex’s Oscar predictions were surprisingly close to the actual nominations.
The finalists for the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar bode ill for ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Holy Motors’, but well for ‘Men in Black 3’ and ‘Looper’.
G Clark offers Quick Takes on ‘Amour,’ ‘Barbara,’ ‘On the Road,’ ‘Sister Peach,’ a classic horror film, and a recent Adrien Brody trainwreck.
Kim Ki-duk’s Golden Lion-winning ‘Pietà’ is a violent, relentless film about a sociopath, too concerned with shocking its audience to be truly effective.
Duncan gives you seven strategies to keep your sanity during Oscar season. Our own silver linings playbook, so to speak.
This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases include offerings from Criterion, Warner Bros, Ghibli, some über-amusing horror flicks, and ALL THE TARANTINO.
Are the Oscars an optimistic crowd this year? Forward-thinking fare like “Lincoln”, “Argo”, and “Life of Pi” alter the mood of the race.
The Academy announces the qualifying titles in the Best Animated Feature race, teeming with studio efforts and foreign submissions.
The Intouchables is standard, unremarkable, crowd-pandering fare—almost certain to be on the shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film.
Switzerland’s latest Best Foreign Film Oscar entry, Sister, provides a realistic, sometimes devastating window into the life of a pair of have-nots in modern Switzerland.
Brazil’s submission to the 85th Academy Awards, The Clown, is a magical confection mixing equal parts Wes Anderson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Federico Fellini.
Slovenia’s submission to the 85th Academy Awards, ‘A Trip,’ is a lovely, low-key character study.
This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases include a romantic Criterion release, a monstrous boxed-set, and the most quotable movie OF ALL TIME.
This week’s column breaks down why ‘Hitchcock’ was moved to 2013 and how it affects the current Oscar race.
Find out why movie critics might be more influential on the Oscar nominations this year.