The Oscar-winning 1991 road trip buddy film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri was groundbreaking. Not only did its two empowered female characters strike a worldwide nerve, the movie also helped set the bar higher for female roles.
Traveling around Europe lecturing about Turing, I'm often asked just how accurate the movie is. If you really want to know, the answer is that much of it is wildly wrong, and not just with respect to fussy little details that matter only to professional historians.
This was a major weekend for Oscar predictors, starting with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and wrapping up with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Lots of very important data came in, so let's get right to it.
In addition to fame and fortune, Hollywood's biggest stars also have the opportunity to travel to impressive hot spots while on set.
Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.
So for anyone who thought the success of Common has come out of nowhere, please study the totality of his stellar career and his partnership with Derek. I realize what I'm requesting is odd in the world of tweets, sound bites and 24-hour news cycles. I promise you will be entertained.
This year, the Oscars will be replete with pregnant celebrities. Mallory Moss, co-founder of Babynames.com, offers up her predictions for who should win the coveted statue for Best Baby Bump 2015.
If you watch the film with "the mind of Christ," you might see in the two father figures both the essential discipline and the infinite mercy of Law & Gospel theology.
Just yesterday, Lee's publisher announced that the beloved author's rediscovered book, Go Set a Watchman, a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, will be published this July.
Should Angelina Jolie's wardrobe really have any bearing on her perceived talent and serious role as a director, or influence how her film is received by the Academy? Should we be writing articles that feed into this type of superficiality?
Manny Marroquin is the most humble hitmaking powerhouse mixer in the business. With eight Grammies to his name so far including the rare feat of winn...
Saturday night I attended the G'Day USA Gala Awards show in Los Angeles where host Nicole Kidman and AACTA President Geoffrey Rush honored top film talent in Los Angeles.
I've been thinking a lot about Barbra Streisand lately as -- incredibly -- the legend is once again in the thick of today's conversation of current pop culture. Here's where I'll happily go out on a limb: Barbra Streisand is the world's last superstar still with us.
It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.
This is about more than awards deferred; it is about dreams deferred. It is about the lack of racial and gender diversity we find both behind the screen and in front of it. It is about the inevitable way the Academy's membership roll directly influences who gets nominated and who wins.
Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.