It looks like Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’) will remain the only American director to win an Oscar for the 2010s

It looks like Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’) will remain the only American director to win an Oscar for the 2010s This year the Oscars changed the name of Best Foreign Language Film to Best International Feature, but honestly, that’s what they could have called Best Director this past decade too. Though the ...

The Beautiful Dryness of "1917"

by Lynn Lee [This article contains spoilers] “One of the best war films ever made.” That’s not a critic’s blurb – that’s how my father described 1917 to me the other day. The fact that he and my ...

50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars

50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars There are no right or wrong decisions in Oscar winners, since it’s all a matter of personal taste. However, four categories in the past 91 years — best picture, director, actor and actress — are a ...

‘Two Popes’ Writer Calls Dialogue ‘the Best Special Effect in Movies’

‘Two Popes’ Writer Calls Dialogue ‘the Best Special Effect in Movies’ In 1964, Variety reviewer Robert J. Landry was over the moon about the Paramount movie “Becket,” which Edward Anhalt scripted from Jean Anouilh’s play. Landry said the film was “invigorated by story ...

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Innovation and Spectacle Dominate the Race

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Innovation and Spectacle Dominate the Race Disney’s “The Lion King” roared Wednesday night at the Ves Awards, grabbing the top VFX prize for photoreal feature along with virtual cinematography and the environment for The Pridelands. The kudos ...

Will ‘1917’ be only the third film since 1992 to win BAFTAs for Best Picture And Best British Film?

Will ‘1917’ be only the third film since 1992 to win BAFTAs for Best Picture And Best British Film? According to our BAFTA racetrack odds, “1917” is the front-runner to win Best Picture from the British academy. We also think it’ll win the award for Best British Film, which is awarded to movies with ...

Release set for ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ soundtrack

Essie Davis in ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.’ (Photo credit: Ben King) Greg J. Walker’s original motion picture soundtrack of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears will be released on February ...

Will Oscar Campaigning Turn to Mudslinging?

Will Oscar Campaigning Turn to Mudslinging? On March 5, 1963, Army Archerd wrote in Variety: “There’s been a not-so-subtle campaign pyramiding since Oscar nominations that Omar Sharif is an ex-Egyptian soldier who fought in the Israeli War. ...

From running time (210 minutes) to sets (28), size matters when it comes to ‘The Irishman’

From running time (210 minutes) to sets (28), size matters when it comes to ‘The Irishman’ “The Irishman,” which is up for 10 Oscars, could possibly become the fourth-longest Best Picture winner in the 92 years of the Academy Awards with a running time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. That is ...

Essie Davis dressed for success in ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’

Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher. Essie Davis sports an array of dashing outfits as the heroine in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, which opens in Australia on February 27 and starts streaming on ...

Inside the Oscar VFX Bake-Off: ‘The Lion King’ Roared While ‘Cats’ Purred

Inside the Oscar VFX Bake-Off: ‘The Lion King’ Roared While ‘Cats’ Purred Disney dominated Saturday’s Academy VFX bake-off with five out of 10 contenders, but Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” stole the show with the best presentation by three-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor ...

1917: why 'pacifist war movies' are on the march

Like Dunkirk and Jarhead before it, Sam Mendes’s epic eschews bloodshed and sabre-rattling by focusing on soldiers who don’t want to kill War movies used to celebrate military leaders or courageous ...

Why Hollywood Rarely Depicts World War I in Film

Why Hollywood Rarely Depicts World War I in Film World War II has been a favorite subject of Hollywood since 1940, before the U.S. even entered the fighting. But the industry has been less interested in World War I, aka The Great War or The War to ...

Peter Bart: Will A Big-Budget Film Finally Win Oscar’s Best Picture?

Peter Bart: Will A Big-Budget Film Finally Win Oscar’s Best Picture? Oddsmakers studying generational trends in Oscar voting may likely bet that Marriage Story stands a better chance than The Irishman to win Best Picture. Or that Parasite will earn more kudos overall ...

Martin Scorsese (‘The Irishman’) could tie this Golden Globe record with his hero Elia Kazan

Martin Scorsese (‘The Irishman’) could tie this Golden Globe record with his hero Elia Kazan Martin Scorsese has long been an admirer of Elia Kazan, and should he win the Golden Globe for helming Netflix’s mafia epic “The Irishman,” he’d tie his cinematic hero as the most rewarded director in ...

‘What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael’ Film Review: Firebrand Film Critic Remembered in Fascinating Documentary

It’s hard to believe with all the divergent opinions floating around today about movies on Twitter, Facebook, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and dozens of other outlets, that there was a time when a ...

'The Green Mile': THR's 1999 Review

On Dec. 10, 1999, Warner Bros. unveiled Stephen King adaptation The Green Mile in theaters, where it would go on to gross $286 million globally. The film earned four Oscar nominations at the 72nd ...

Luca Guadagnino on ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel, His Childhood, Cinema Philosophy

Luca Guadagnino on ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel, His Childhood, Cinema Philosophy At the Marrakech Film Festival to give a masterclass, Italian master Luca Guadagnino spoke about the way he envisioned the sequel to “Call Me By Your Name,” as well as shared memories about his ...

Martin Scorsese is aiming to match what only one other director has achieved at the Golden Globes

Martin Scorsese is aiming to match what only one other director has achieved at the Golden Globes Martin Scorsese could be on cloud nine when the Golden Globe ceremony is over. The icon is on track to earn his ninth Best Director nomination, for his meditative mob epic “The Irishman,” but more ...

20-year itch: Sam Mendes could set record for the longest gap between directing Oscar wins with ‘1917’

20-year itch: Sam Mendes could set record for the longest gap between directing Oscar wins with ‘1917’ Sam Mendes really knows how to end a decade on a high note. Twenty years ago, he made his feature film directorial debut with “American Beauty” (1999), which went on to win the Best Picture Oscar, ...

An error has occured. Please try again.