Iñárritu's film of deific vengeance was one of several critically-acclaimed movies of the year serving up revenge. But its most obvious comparison is with Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, the other snow-filled, revenge-driven, quasi-Western released on the same day.
Whatever the reason, the Academy Awards have honored some awful entries in this category's 80-odd years. In fact, it's hard to limit the list to ten. So the following tunes, in no special order, are just a handful of Oscar's worst Best Songs.
Eighty nations entered films in the Academy Awards Foreign Language category this year. I saw 75 of the 80 films. It was a good year for South America, a strong year for Europe and a weak year for Asia.
Nearly fifty years ago the United States supported the Indonesian coup that toppled the Sukarno government, the first President of Indonesia, who'd led the country's efforts to secure independence from the three hundred year colonial grip of the Netherlands.
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As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.
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It's almost time for the Academy Awards, one of my favorite television nights. That evening I will be ensconced on my friend's couch, gorging on some ...
There is a complete lack of diversity amongst this year's Academy Awards nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress. I am not talking about the dearth of African Americans (or in the case of Idris Elba, African Brits), or Hispanics or Asians. I am referring to brunettes!
When we do see characters with disabilities in mainstream movies, the actors portraying them are often nominated for awards, especially if this feat is achieved by a non-disabled actor. But actors who themselves have disabilities are not only rarely nominated for awards, they are rarely even given roles.
A recent project from researchers at the University of Eastern Finland promises to make lithium-ion batteries easier to manufacture as new materials are developed. One of these is lithium titanate countered by lithium iron phosphate.
Recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, What Happened, Miss Simone? showcases the life of this brilliant, dynamic, passionate and deeply tormented music icon with rare footage and recordings that have never been seen or heard before.
In an outstanding performance by Will Smith who portrays pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, the actor shows the difficult fight the real physician Dr. Omalu faced in taking on the National Football League and even his own medical colleagues.
TripAdvisor has named New York's Sherry-Netherland Hotel the #1 Travelers' Choice Hotel in the U.S. for 2016. Whether you know "The Sherry", as the locals call it, or never heard of it, here are seven unusual facts about the hotel that might help explain why it's so beloved by its guests.
Admittedly farfetched, is it conceivable that Academy members cast ballots based on convictions and years of film industry expertise, without regard to race or religion, and simply picked what they believe to be the best performances.
After 88 years, isn't it fair to expect that a societal shift should have already occurred that would result in better representation of the diverse American family in an industry that is inherent to America? Please, Oscar, do the right thing, already!