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A Review of the Academy Awards Best Picture Films

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I could write numerous articles on how Tarantino and DiCaprio got the shaft, how Christopher Nolan got cheated, and how Looper didn't even get a best original screenplay nomination, but I'll stick to just the Best Picture category to tear apart.

Obama Versus Lincoln and Argo

David Rothschild | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

Branching out from politics and economics, I have been examining Oscar predictions over the last few weeks. While I approach the science of predictions the same way for both political elections and the Oscars, there are some key differences.

HuffPost Oscars Prediction Dashboard

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

Don't rely on bloviating pundits to tell you who'll prevail on Hollywood's big night. The Huffington Post has crunched the stats on every Oscar nomine...

Why I Won't be Seeing the Oscar-Winning Movie This Year

Joan Gage | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

This year, it's looking as if I won't be buying tickets to most of the nominees for Best Picture, because I have this built-in protective mechanism which keeps me away from exceptionally violent films.

The Golden Globes Are All About Argo, But Oscars Still Leaning Lincoln

David Rothschild | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

The outcomes of the Golden Globes cemented our expectations in most categories, but the few surprises will not have as large an impact on the Oscars as you may expect.

India Announces 'Life Of Pi' Travel

Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel

First the Oscar nominations, now the tourism campaign. India has announced a "Life of Pi"-inspired advertising effort that aims to highlight the st...

Life of Mitch

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Ang Lee: 'I Don't Feel So Lonely Anymore'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Even though Ang Lee's name had surfaced in most Oscar prediction summaries, the "Life of Pi" director wasn't so sure he'd make the cut this year. At l...

Handicapping the Oscars, It Is All About Lincoln

David Rothschild | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

In our initial likelihoods of victory for the big six categories, Lincoln is our most likely winner in three: best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) at near certainty, best picture at 94 percent, and best director (Steven Spielberg) at 70 percent.

'Lincoln' Leads Britain's Oscars -- But Spielberg Gets Snubbed

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Historical biopic "Lincoln" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10 nominations including best picture and best act...

Movies That Will Definitely Get Oscar Nominations (2013 Edition)

Spencer Green | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Academy Award nominations for 2012 films will be announced on Thursday, January 10; the following are the most likely contenders. Good luck to them all:

2012: The Year the World Moved

Tom Silva | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Silva

As we look at prognostications about the economy and politics of 2030, is it possible that the axis of global culture is also moving to other places, or at least will be more evenly distributed in the decades to come?

'Life Of Pi:' A Film Autopsy

Posted 03.04.2013 | College

Professors Kevin Anderson and Salman Hameed evaluate the merits of the new Ang Lee film, "Life of Pi." Watch the trailer below. ...

11 Movies That Are Better Than Their Books

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

After months of anticipation, Ang Lee's film adaptation of "Life of Pi" opened this November. The critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Yann ...

Hollywood in Dubai: Stars Auction Clothes off Their Backs for Oxfam & Dubai Cares

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

This year's expertly-run festival gave the indies room to breathe, focusing on the massive treasure trove of new talent from the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Of course it wouldn't be Dubai without some outrageous parties.

Can A Movie Make You Believe In God?

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

As an interfaith educator, how could I not see a film, whose protagonist, a boy named Pi, is born a Hindu, loves Jesus and practices Islam? The theme of interspirituality intrigued me.

The Plot Thins: Mythos in Movies

Jon Eig | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I've come to decide that Aristotle was a pretty smart guy and that plot, in both content and structure, matters quite a bit. I've also come to decide that we live in an age where plots have been greatly degraded.

Weekend Box Office: Playing for Keeps Bombs as the Moviegoing World Awaits the Christmas Rush

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This weekend saw a half-hearted new release, Playing for Keeps, a Gerald Butler rom-com that once again proves that Butler is only a star when he has a bigger co-star beside him. Next weekend sees the heavily-anticipated debut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The 9th Dubai International Film Festival: Celebrities, Galas and Magnificent Films

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

With some great ball gowns packed already -- one thing DIFF does not do is casual! -- a thirst for discovering new favorites and watching once again a few films near and dear to my heart, I look forward to the 9th Dubai International Film Festival.

Why 3D doesn't matter

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After seeing Life of Pi and The Hobbit, whose 48-frame-per-second 3D is game-changing, according to some observers, it feels like the right time for m...

The First Snubs Of Oscar Season: 'The Hunger Games' Not Among VFX Finalists

AP | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- James Bond, Snow White and a whole lot of hobbits and superheroes are in the running for the visual-effects prize at the Academy Awards...

Big Screen and Twitter Mania: Gauging the Social Sentiment of Vampires and James Bond

Steve Canepa | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Canepa

Moviegoers flock to the theaters during the holiday season, and Hollywood always celebrates with blockbuster releases. This year is no exception.

ReThink Review: Life of Pi -- Of Gods and Tigers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Life of Pi is more about the nuts and bolts of a teenager surviving at sea and bonding with a tiger than a spiritual quest that asks hard questions about the wisdom, will, and existence of God.

Oscar-Winning Director Opens Up

Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine As told to Nancy Miller I first came to L.A. by Greyhound bus. I was in film school in New Yor...

PHOTO: Nailed It

Posted 11.27.2012 | Comedy

The film adaptation of the beloved novel "Life Of Pi" has already achieved critical acclaim, but now we'd like to direct your attention to a related m...