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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
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
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