Designing Red Riding Hood
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Indies (and Colin Firth) Reign At the Oscars
At last night’s Academy Awards, indies were king. Seven of the major awards, including Best Picture,...
Mixed Reviews: The Film That Changed My Life
What’s the one film that changed your life? It’s not an easy question (and one for...
Sequels Nobody Asked For
Perhaps Richard Roeper said it best: “Most sequels are like Frank Sinatra, Jr.—from conception there was...
The King’s Speech Reigns Supreme at BAFTAs
Winners of the 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were announced yesterday,...
Getting Dressed with David Swajeski
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We Wuz Robbed: Six Films That Should Have Won the Oscar—But Didn’t
Every Academy Awards season the airwaves and chat rooms are abuzz with movie fans complaining about...
King Rules 2011 Oscar Nominations
The nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning—shortly thereafter followed the inevitable...
The Mechanic, Featuring… A Mechanic
Look, use a quote from a poem or classical piece of literature as your movie title...
Neville Page, Creature Designer
If you’re the type of person who stays after a film to watch the end credits,...
2011 BAFTA Nominees Announced
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominees for the 2011...
The Social Network Tops the Globes
The 2011 Golden Globes took place last night, and while most of the winners were fairly...
Sean Penn to Receive PGA’s Stanley Kramer Award
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) just announced that two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn will...
Art Directors Guild Announces 2011 Nominees
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has announced the nominees for the 15th annual Excellence in Production...
The Great American Western Rises Again
Westerns have been around nearly as long as movies themselves. One of the most revered early...
Remaking the ’80s: TRON and Beyond
TRON:Legacy (light)cycled into theaters this weekend, making it the latest in a line of 1980s cultural...
The Social Network Wins the LA Film Critics Award for Best Picture
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), an organization of LA-based film critics who work in...
Producers Guild Award Documentary Nominees Announced
The awards season is starting to kick into gear yet again. About time, too—it’s been nine...
The Social Network Sweeps National Board of Review
The National Board of Review (NBR) just announced this year’s winners. The Social Network swept the...
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful Life
Over the course of just three feature films, Alejandro González Iñárritu has established himself as an...
127 Hours with Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson
Many people are familiar with the amazing survival tale of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber whose...
Darren Aronofsky and Mila Kunis Reveal Their Dark Sides
So what’s it all about? Well, like Pi, his 1998 breakthrough indie feature, Darren Aronofsky’s Black...
2010 Spirit Award Nominees Announced
Just hours after the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out, Los Angeles-based Film Independent has...
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