As is the case almost every Oscar ceremony that I can remember, the previous year’s Oscar winners in the four acting categories will return to present at the Academy Awards. This means Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer will all be in attendance at the presentation. The four previous winners join Mark Wahlberg […]
“I am a star. I’m a star, I’m a star, I’m a star. I am a big, bright, shining star. That’s right.” With this ending pep talk, Dirk Diggler reclaims his rightful place in the limelight as Paul Thomas Anderson burgeons onto the scene as a formidable filmmaking talent. Since Boogie Nights took critics and […]
The Academy’s annual Oscar luncheon took place on Monday afternoon. AMPAS always gets the group of nominees together for a sort of “class photo,” which results in a fun game of “Where’s Waldo?” to find your favorite stars and filmmakers. Who do you spot? Have a look at the bigger picture after the jump.
Probably our longtime readers favorite time of the year, the Awards Circuit Community Awards for Year 2012 had their nominees announced on this week’s “Power Hour.” With the public vote making some interesting choices, a nice, eclectic variety of nominees were chosen. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads with eleven nominations including Best Picture and Best Director. Kathryn […]
And the Nominees are: Asad (South Africa/USA) Buzkashi Boys (Afghanistan/USA) Henry (Canada) Death of a Shadow (France/Belgium) Curfew (USA) There’s no better platform for up-and-coming filmmakers to show what they’re capable of than the Live Action Short Film Oscar® category. Just ask current Director’s Guild of America president, Taylor Hackford, who in 1979 won the […]
This week, we have some of the dichotomy that makes this column so much fun. Yes, some of the better 2012 releases are hitting Blu-Ray/DVD today, but there’s also one of the very worst coming out as well. It’s no secret that I despise terrible films, and all the more so when they’re among the […]
As we wrap up our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I’m quickening the pace by lumping some of my remaining reviews together. I’ll be doing quick looks at a trio of films that underwhelmed me to some degree. I’ll be talking about ‘Lovelace’, ‘Touchy Feely’, and ‘Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes’ briefly […]