If you've been following the Oscar prognosticators, you know the big favorites have been Spotlight, The Big Short, The Revenant, and Carol. How pleasing to find some surprises--sort of--on the academy members' lists!
Ben Zauzmer (@BensOscarMath) uses math to predict and write about the Oscars. He recently graduated from Harvard with a degree in applied math, and he...
This was the beginning of something explosive that had the potential to move me to tears, to arousal, to the moon and back. And then it didn't.
America and the world are gripped with a new brand of fear and conservatism as modernity and liberalism take a back seat to a powerful surge in Republican populism that Carol so clearly mirrors.
Because of this -- the immutability of the film's characters and the brilliant reincarnation of a zeitgeist -- Carol operates simultaneously as character sketch, period piece and aesthetic marvel.
The Oscar buzz around Todd Haynes' new movie Carol may focus on the two women, Cate Blanchett's Carol and Rooney Mara's Therese, but Phyllis Nagy's adapted screenplay, from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, will surely garner an Oscar nod too.
Thanks to performers like Streep, Wilson and fellow actors who were called "actresses" to differentiate them from men, women in filmmaking are getting the attention in 2015 that's long overdue. If only earning equal pay was part of the package.
Okay, so sue me, but Los Feliz, 90027 rocks! IMHO, Los Feliz is the funkiest, coolest hood in LA. Not just for the flocks of gorgeous, free-flying ...
Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.
Her (2013) Cast includes: Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), Rooney Mara (The Social ...
And, after all the paranormal activities and interstellar warfare and superhero histrionics and marooned astronauts and rampaging monsters and quasi-m...
In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.
As a makeup artist, I've always been fascinated by how makeup, hair and fashion choices can completely change a woman's look, her outlook, and the way she's perceived. Watching celebrities change like chameleons has practically become a national pastime in the age of Instagram.
After several years honing his craft directing short films and editing featurs, David Lowery makes a supremely confident entree onto the feature directing stage with Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints is meticulously constructed. With deft camerawork and a pure attention to 70s small town details, there is a fantastic, technically sound structure that director David Lowery has built.
So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.