It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.
Life in the Boomer Lane doesn't know about you, but she is pretty darn excited about the impending Academy Awards Spectacle on Sunday. It marks the 39th anniversary of the year that LBL spent watching the 47th Annual Academy Awards, pacing up and down in her living room, in front of the TV, being in labor
Analyzing Oscar voting is tricky, because the Academy doesn't release actual vote totals. As a result, any investigation into how an Oscar election played out can only be based on the announced winners and anecdotal evidence of what voters were thinking.
Hollywood movies are notoriously good at reducing complex problems to isolated, emotional experiences. The happy endings of films on racial themes reflect Americans' collective investment in concluding a conversation that has barely begun.
Fear not, our intrepid team spent countless hours watching movies last year, to bring you the best of the year's movies for change.
Movies model the best of times and the worst of times, providing a subtle, unconscious blueprint for how to understand ourselves and our world, engendering in us, perhaps, a more mindful and compassionate way of being.
This weekend the stars will be scampering about Los Angeles, preparing for the Oscars with last minute spray tans, facials, and body scrubs and the li...
Priya Rao When Prince William attended the BAFTAs a few weeks ago, it was a major moment. British royalty had collided with Hollywood, and our...
in the last few years, there has been a rebirth of style in the men's arena, and the attention is beginning to shift. Gentlemen on the Red Carpet are taking more risks
No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.
If you look only at the categories for acting, women come in for an equal share of the Oscars, and are often held in higher esteem than the men. But peeking behind the velvet curtains, the scene shifts.
As you watch the Academy Awards, be sure to mix up one of these seven delicious concoctions and raise a glass to all the nominees. Cheers!
Never let important messages in films go overlooked by your admiration for the acting and writing. Let films such as these be a gateway for helping us all to live healthier and more enjoyable lives.
My passion for analysis does not stop with the financial markets, but it includes my love for the film industry. Here are my predictions for the winn...