At a time when a handful of protestors in the West want to give federal lands back to the states, Oscar season is worth celebrating the hundreds of movies that could never have been made on anything but the federal land all of us own together.
The diversity reports get more comprehensive and even more damning as Academy Awards are set to take place later this week.
If movies are our collective dreams, they should inspire us to have the greatest American dream of all: the opportunity to be a great many things.
The casting can make or break a movie. When you tune into the Oscars on Sunday and watch the film clips of actors practicing their craft, remember that a casting director probably saw them first.
Though never exactly a yoooge attention-getter, the Best Foreign Language category in this weekend's Oscar shindig contains as often some very powerful cinema among its five nominees.
When the final out of the World Series is made, it marks the unofficial beginning of the "hot stove" season. The term, of course, applies to media s...
Most award shows seem to generate a buzz, and the upcoming Oscars is no exception.
I only wear green to the Oscars. I'm not talking about gowns a fashion writer might describe as emerald, chartreuse or seafoam. No, my idea of a green dress is an ensemble that was created in a way that is as good for the planet as it is beautiful on the woman.
I've put together a list of the top movies either focused on cars or featuring an awesome vehicle. These are listed in no particular order, so let the debate begin!
Getty Images / Cultura RF Only a select few will actually walk away with a golden statue on February 28, but those who don't win an Oscar will get...
Celebrate the biggest night in Hollywood with elegant finger foods and cocktails that are so good, they deserve an Academy Award. Whether you whip up a Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey and Pecans or some Sparkling Sangria, these recipes will make you the star of the night.
The Oscars are finally this weekend! Everyone has been predicting who will win, but also talking about the lack of diversity nominated with the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag trending.
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I truly believe that film is the literature of this century. It pulls together all of the arts -- the spoken word, writing, music, dance, painting, photography and more -- to deliver stories that can have emotional impact across generations and continents, language notwithstanding. The Academy Award-nominated film "Spotlight" explores one of the most horrific crimes of our time -- the physical and spiritual abuse of thousands of children by priests of the Catholic Church. We know how the story ends. We know that the reporters from The Boston Globe won a Pulitzer for their investigative efforts. Yet the film packs a wallop audiences simply don't anticipate. Why?
Yeah, I know, you're probably wondering why I'm writing this letter 64 years after you left us for the heavens. It's just that a lot has happened in America since your passing. A nasty debate has ensued that reflects back on the legacy you left behind.
It's not uncommon for Oscar winners to use their acceptance speech as a bully pulpit for political issues. Given the recent uproar over the unabashed ...