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Will - formerly Sarah, formerly Will - Franken on drugs and shooting himself

When I met American comic Will Franken at London’s King’s Cross station, he had come direct from the British Library where he had been reading original Elizabethan manuscripts.  1,505 more words


Oscars 2015 Category Breakdown: Best Costume Design

Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand. 2,161 more words


Tale of Endurance has Impressive Technical Dimension

Movie Shines with Magical Realism

By Ranish Timilsina, Staff Writer

“The Revenant” beautifully portrays the triumph of the human spirit at large.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, the real life 19th Century fur trapper and frontiersman who survives an animal attack and the betrayal of his fellow hunters. 265 more words


After Winning An Oscar For 'The English Patient', DP John Seale Returns To The Desert With George Miller On 'Mad Max'

When Australian cinematographer John Seale got word of the Sisyphean development of Mad Max: Fury Road in its early stages, he was just glad that it wasn’t his cross to bear, not realizing that he would soon find himself working on one of the most infamously challenging productions in recent film history. 1,526 more words

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Film Confessions: Les Miserables (2012)

By Christian DiMartino

Since the Oscars are drawing near, I’m just gonna give it to you straight: They don’t always get it right. Let me just say that just because a movie seems like it should win Oscars, doesn’t mean it actually should. 594 more words

Making The Environment A Better Place, One Note At A Time: J. Ralph & His Oscar-Nominated Song "Manta Ray"

Composer J. Ralph has cut an interesting path for himself, working simultaneously as an artist and social activist while writing and producing music for seven Oscar-nominated films over the past eight years. 1,182 more words

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Jada Pinkett-Smith sounds off on Idris Elba Oscar snub

Jada Pinkett-Smith is speaking out about another Oscar snub, this one against Idris Elba.

Elba didn’t get a nomination for his role in Beasts of No Nation… 123 more words