Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.
In case you haven't heard, the Oscars are this weekend -- which made us think about some of the best moments, most awkward moments, weirdest moments and more that have happened at Oscars past.
So before anyone else boycotts the Oscars or does a sound bite on a red carpet about the injustices (which we do appreciate the acknowledgement), take a moment and consider this: Make an effort to change the industry from within by reflecting on how you contribute to the problem.
In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.
Ginger Rogers didn't toe the line. She danced to her own tune to advance women in Hollywood for generations to come. Her message is on point today. What should women in Hollywood do to earn respect and equal pay and roles?
The Look of Silence is the latest film by Joshua Oppenheimer. It's companion film; The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. When I first saw these films I knew I was watching something that went beyond anything I'd seen in documentary filmmaking.
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This year, I saw every one of the 31 nominated feature films and 15 nominated shorts. Here are my random comments on most of the categories.
With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.
Outside the Academy Awards at the gateway to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a striking Oscars statuette poses for tourists and media. While the bald gold...
Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...
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.