The 94th Academy Awards were an undeniable disaster, but there are glimmers of hope for the embattled ceremony. Continue reading The 2022 Oscars: Where Do We Go From Here?
Everyone – from film lovers to Hollywood artisans – deserves better than the Academy and ABC’s meltdown over the Oscars mainstream popularity. Continue reading Unpacking the Oscars’ Painful, Embarrassing Identity Crisis
The Oscars are always gonna Oscar, but the 2022 nominee class suggests some interesting paths forward. Continue reading 2022 Oscar Nomination Takeaways: Passionate Word of Mouth Conquers Precursors?
Hidetoshi Nishijima’s exploration of the long-tail effects of loss is a long ride, but worth the journey. Continue reading Grief and Art Intersect in the Slow and Steady Stunner ‘Drive My Car’
Denzel Washington is astonishing in Joel Coen’s staggeringly bold take on the rise and fall of the Macbeths. Continue reading ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is the New Essential Shakespeare Adaptation
George Clooney’s adaptation of JR Moehringer’s memoir is too slight to justify itself as a film. Continue reading Ben Affleck Can’t Save the Rudderless ‘The Tender Bar’
The psychological drama about motherhood’s deep scars is an astounding, radical work, grounded by confident direction and Olivia Colman’s sensational performance. Continue reading Maggie Gyllenhaal Fearlessly Questions Motherhood with ‘The Lost Daughter’
Paul Thomas Anderson’s sun-drenched ode to ’70s youth leverages charm to ask some thorny questions about the transition to adulthood. Continue reading ‘Licorice Pizza’ Complicates the Typical Coming-of-Age Story