Culture quiz: from Warhol's portraits to shooting a man in Reno

Culture quiz: from Warhol's portraits to shooting a man in Reno Tests your arts knowledge with these questions from the Observer’s critics According to John Huston, what was the best part of being a director? The catering service Sadism You get to decide how ...

‘Pretty Woman’ at 30 – Revisiting the much-loved classic

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Daniel Day-Lewis: 10 Best Movies (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

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Why the Ending of ‘There Will Be Blood’ Is So Damn Brilliant

Why the Ending of ‘There Will Be Blood’ Is So Damn Brilliant I saw There Will Be Blood back when it opened in 2007 and it's a movie I still think about every few weeks or so. It's grown into one my all-time favorite films and I think Daniel Plainview (Daniel ...

A Very Particular Set Of Skills: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Taken

A Very Particular Set Of Skills: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Taken No one could’ve anticipated that the esteemed thespian who played Oskar Schindler and Michael Collins would end up starring in a string of B-thrillers and pioneering something called “geriaction.” ...

What should have been Meryl's third?

What should have been Meryl's third? by Cláudio Alves Daniel Day-Lewis may be the best triple Oscar winner among actors, but that doesn't mean he's the best performer of the bunch. It just means that he's had the luck of getting awards ...

Is Daniel Day-Lewis the best triple Oscar winner?

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‘Parasite’ sweeps Gold Derby Film Decade Awards (2010-2019), but 15 other films honored; Amy Adams triumphs as top performer

‘Parasite’ sweeps Gold Derby Film Decade Awards (2010-2019), but 15 other films honored; Amy Adams triumphs as top performer There was no stopping the recent awards juggernaut “Parasite” when Gold Derby users voted on winners our Decade Awards that hail best film achievements from 2010 to 2019. It swept up six out of its ...

Gold Derby Film Decade Awards 2010-2019 nominations: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Inception’ lead the way

Gold Derby Film Decade Awards 2010-2019 nominations: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Inception’ lead the way The 2016 movie musical “La La Land” earned the most nominations at the Gold Derby Decade Awards honoring the best films from 2010 to 2019, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), “Parasite” (2019) and ...

Have you voted for the Gold Derby Decade Awards yet? You have until February 21 to cast your ballot!

Have you voted for the Gold Derby Decade Awards yet? You have until February 21 to cast your ballot! More than 2,000 registered users have already cast their ballots for the Gold Derby Decade Awards for the best films from 2010 to 2019, and time is running out if you haven’t already. The deadline for ...

14 Stars Who’ve Played Abraham Lincoln, From Henry Fonda to Daniel Day-Lewis (Photos)

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Joaquin Phoenix and his Oscar-worthy roles

On Sunday night Joaquin Phoenix topped off a flawless awards campaign, collecting the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Joker, adding to the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild Award he’d ...

I've Abandoned My Boy: 10 Of The Best Quotes From There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood is one of the greatest movies of our time. Most people remember it for Daniel Day-Lewis's brilliant performance as Daniel Plainview, not to mention that famous milkshake meme that ...

Bradley Cooper quietly lost his 8th Oscar Sunday night, this time for ‘Joker’

Bradley Cooper quietly lost his 8th Oscar Sunday night, this time for ‘Joker’ Viewers of the 2020 Oscars saw a familiar face sitting in the front row of the Dolby Theatre during Sunday night’s ceremony: Bradley Cooper. The A-lister has been nominated for a whopping eight Oscars ...

Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix (‘Joker’) detours from the decade’s trend of biopic Oscar winners

Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix (‘Joker’) detours from the decade’s trend of biopic Oscar winners As a new decade has dawned, it is a good time to take a look back at an Oscar trend that became firmly entrenched when it comes to leading men. Namely, the majority of brand-name top-billed actors who ...

Renee Zellweger becomes 7th woman to win lead and supporting Oscars

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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: February 9)

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Investigating the Missing 2000 Oscar Statue Heist

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Vote Now for the Gold Derby Film Decade Awards: What were the best films and performances from 2010-2019?

Vote Now for the Gold Derby Film Decade Awards: What were the best films and performances from 2010-2019? “Parasite” just won our 18th Annual Gold Derby Award for Best Picture, but how does it compare to the other best movies from 2010-2019. For the second time we’re conducting the Gold Derby Decade ...

Will Jack Nicholson return to Oscars to honor Kobe Bryant and present Best Picture?

Will Jack Nicholson return to Oscars to honor Kobe Bryant and present Best Picture? The academy should tap Jack Nicholson for double duty at the Oscars on February 9. This long-time La Lakers fan should lead the scheduled tribute to the late Kobe Bryant, who took home an Oscar in ...

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