Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"        

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The 82nd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

As I mentioned last time out, this series has officially returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent (or now recent-ish) Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently[...]

Why the Academy shouldn’t go back to five Best Picture nominees

One of the most fiercely debated subjects when it comes to the Oscars, aside from the actual films and performances in contention, is what the Academy should do with the size of their Best Picture slates. Recently, rumors have been swirling that AMPAS members have been considering again adjusting the[...]

“American Sniper” and “Whiplash”: Best Picture nominees on opposite sides of the box office spectrum

If you take a look at the Best Picture lineup, there’s one really interesting comparison to be made among the nominees, specifically with two of them. Those two are American Sniper and Whiplash. What’s the comparison to be made? Well, they exist on opposite sides of the box office spectrum.[...]

Relativity Media Salutes Act Of Valor

HollywoodNews.com: Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to market and distribute Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor. The groundbreaking film is an intense action-thriller which showcases an elite group of active duty Navy SEALs and co-stars Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2) and Emilio Rivera (Traffic). The studio[...]

TIFF ’10: The five films I won’t see at Toronto Intl Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For three weeks, I’ve previewed the films that litter my still-formulating TIFF screening schedule. (Seriously, the festival starts tomorrow, and I’m still not 100% sure what I’m seeing. That’s how jam-packed TIFF is this year.) Before I board a plane for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival (and[...]

Martin Scorsese adds a few more to his impressive “Hugo Cabret” ensemble

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Emily Mortimer (“Shutter Island”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Serious Man”) have joined the ensemble cast of Martin Scorsese’s adventure film “Hugo Cabret,” shooting now in London. The live action 3D film, based on Brian Selznick’s New York Times best-seller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, already stars Ben Kingsley,[...]

Why 10 Best Picture nominees means more winners (including us)

BY TODD GILCHRIST As the minutes tick away until Sunday evening when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its awards, credentialed reporters and armchair experts alike continue to prognosticate and pick what films and filmmakers will come away as winners. While this is commonplace every year, 2010[...]

Ready for your closeup, Oscar

By ROBERT W. WELKOS “The Hurt Locker” vs. “Avatar.” Bullock vs. Streep. Cameron vs. Bigelow. If this sounds like matchups at a sporting event, well, the Academy Awards is all that and then some. Who was it who said the Oscars are women’s Super Bowl? Well, a lot of men will be watching,[...]

“Precious” nabs top Indie Spirit awards

BY STAFF Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Precious and Crazy Heart at this evening’s 25th Spirit Awards. (500) Days of Summer, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, An Education, Humpday, The Messenger, and A Serious[...]

Hurt Locker, Hangover, Up snag top ACE awards

“The Hurt Locker,” “The Hangover,” and “Up” took home the top feature film categories at the 60th Annual American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards. “The Hurt Locker” editors Bob Murawski and Chris Innis took home the top prize for a dramatic film beating out competitors “Avatar,” “District 9,” “Star Trek,” and[...]
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