More stories

  • in

    2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Mixing

    Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Sound Mixing here. We’ve already discussed Sound Editing, so it’s time to look at the other aspect of sound design – Sound Mixing. […] More

  • Cinematography

    2015 Oscar Circuit: Cinematography

    Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Cinematography. Of all the technical categories, cinematography is probably the most accessible to even the most novice of film films. After all, film is first and foremost a […] More

  • interstellar

    Cinema Audio Society Nominees – ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Unbroken’ Still Alive

    Cinema Audio Society announced their nominees and there were surprising exclusions and inclusions.  Most notably the Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” and Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” managed nominations while “Get on Up” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” were omitted. This also marks the very first miss of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with any major guild this year.  Does […] More

  • number 1 sign

    Box Office Report (1.12.2015)

    Seems we were all taken…again…by Liam Neeson’s Taken 3, the conclusion to the now 7-year old Taken franchise; a huge catalyst in the improbable reinvention of Liam Neeson as Action Movie Superstar! Proving that audiences perhaps care less about critics than ever before, the third and final entry in the series dominated the weekend box office, ending the three-week […] More

  • breakthrough 1

    The Top 10 Breakthrough Performances Of 2014

    So here we are again: a year has come to a close, a new one has begun, and I sit writing the post I most look forward to putting together each January. However, this time around I have some help. With an increasingly busy schedule, I have sought out and graciously received assistance from some of the staff to […] More

  • postfull creating the world of the grand budapest hotel wes ralph tony det

    SAM #5: Best Director and its precursors

    Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Three weeks ago, in the inaugural S.A.M., I scrutinized the unlikelihood that Best Actor will be populated with ZERO former nominees. And […] More

  • AcademyIdol8

    Academy Idol Top 11 (Cast Ensemble Week) Voting Open!

    On the last podcast episode, we announced the Top 13 results of Academy Idol and said goodbye to Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild.”  It’s another double elimination week and the theme for the Top 11 is Cast Ensemble.  Make sure to vote and do it as much as you can.  Don’t let your […] More

  • Oscars

    Oscars: Ballots Are Out, Ten Films Making a Play for 3 Spots

    AMPAS ballots have been sent out today to all members.  Over the next eleven days, the Academy will be getting in their final fill of screeners before making their decisions.  Each branch votes on their respective categories but the entire Academy votes on Best Picture.  This leaves many different possibilities for nominations.   What will […] More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.