It should really come as no surprise that the film that tracks the travails of fame and tries to understand the psyche of an actor took home the most nominations Wednesday morning from the Screen Actors Guild. 866 more words
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In the last 24 hours, the filmmakers behind Boyhood, Birdman and A Most Violent Year have had a lot to celebrate. Boyhood walked away from the New York Film Critics Circle with three top prizes—for film, director Richard Linklater and actress Patricia Arquette. 606 more words
If 2014 is the year of the auteur, with filmmakers driving their independent visions onto the screen without the benefit of megabudgets—I’m not talking to you, Christopher Nolan—the battle for Best Director will come down to who executed that vision most successfully. 549 more words
Thank goodness for Reese Witherspoon.
Despite a recent surge in strong roles for women (e.g., Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook… 407 more words
It’s only natural to begin our four-month Oscar discussion with what’s sure to be the most contentious race of all: the Best Actor category. Though it’s only November, this is already one crowded arena, filled with performances that span continents, explore disease, and wrestle with failure. 313 more words