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Oscarnomics 2016: The Brand Value of Awards

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Since Oscar is the premiere entertainment award, it is useful to look at how being nominated and winning contributes to the success of all those involved in making and distributing the movies being awarded.

Sins of the Fathers

Kerry Walters | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

Watching Spotlight brought back all the shame, anger, and grief that seared me fourteen years ago when the scandal first broke. The sexual exploitation of children is horrible enough. But that the predators were priests was a body blow no one saw coming.

'Spotlight,' Leonardo DiCaprio Get Top Honors At SAG Awards

AP | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.30.2016 | Entertainment

The newspaper drama "Spotlight," badly in need of some Oscar momentum, took the top honor at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Best actor ...

Trips Inspired by 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year's Academy Awards' nominees for Best Picture as a travel guide, experiencing the locations -- characters in their own right -- firsthand.

So, What Will Win Best Picture?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations are in, which means there's no time to waste in predicting who will take home little gold men at next month's awards. Per the A...

Oscar Nominations: Reflections on a Stellar Season

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

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!

2015 Films That Made Us Feel The Story

Jen Grisanti | Posted 01.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

What does a storyteller have to do to make us feel their story? Last year, there were so many films that made us really feel what the story was trying...

Oscar Nomination Odds: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

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...

Spotlight Shines

David Edmund Moody | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Spotlight is a message movie - not often a promising foundation for either entertainment or art. But Spotlight succeeds where lesser message movies fail because of its unerring sense of direction in illuminating the source of evil in a complex social network.

Redefine the spotlight like Julia Gillard

Catriona Pollard | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Just the other day, I was reading an article about former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and how she has achieved international fame and it s...

Boston Globe Offers 'Spotlight' Fellowship To Fund Investigations

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Media

First, Spotlight was a team of reporters. Then it was a movie about reporters. And now it's a fellowship for reporters. The Boston Globe announced We...

Michael Keaton: Aligning the Stars of Spotlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When the New York Film Critics Circle named Michael Keaton Best Actor, the game changed for Spotlight.

A Love Bath at the 25th Gotham Awards

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

This Monday at the 25th IFP Gotham Awards -- the indie film world's kick-off to awards season -- was a bad night to be Queen Elizabeth.

Spotlight on Spotlight at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

That Spotlight won Best Feature at the Gotham Awards last night was not a surprise.

"Spotlight:" Don't Stop the Press!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Spotlight is not just the story of the church in turmoil. It is the story of the abuse and perversion of power that echoes all too familiarly through our entire society. The work of the Boston Globe reporters should be celebrated.

'Spotlight' on America's Conscience: The Church, Jameis Winston and Refugees

Kevin Walsh | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Walsh

As the credits begin to run for Spotlight you are presented with hundreds of cities, states and nations affected by the Church's denial. But as Robbie points out -- everyone knew something was going on.

Another Oscar Contender Trips Over Its Own Tale

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 11.29.2015 | Entertainment
Bill Lichtenstein

Another major contender for an Oscar trips on the way to the awards over allegations that the roles and words of real people were mangled by the filmm...

'Spotlight' Celebrates Heroes Of Investigative Reporting -- and Democracy

Michael Winship | Posted 11.27.2015 | Media
Michael Winship

Long before I ever set foot in an actual, working newsroom, I was a sucker for movies and TV shows about journalism and reporter. If you haven't already heard, to the list of superb movies about the trade, you can now add Spotlight.

Movie Review: 'Spotlight' -- A Seamless Must See

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Brilliant acting, pacing, script and economy make the true story Spotlight a well deserving whisper candidate for an Oscar. Spotlight is about the decades of sex crimes within the Catholic Church that were uncovered by the Boston Globe in 2002.

See A New Trailer For Best Picture Contender 'Spotlight'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

After glowing reviews and an impressive box-office showing during its first weekend in limited release, "Spotlight" has all but locked up a Best Pict...

Spotlight: A Tale of Breaking Through the Deference

Roy J. Harris Jr. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Media
Roy J. Harris Jr.

Spotlight is framed to highlight the Globe staff's own shocking epiphany, as reporters overcame a deferential mindset when they began to penetrate the defenses thrown up by the entrenched Catholic hierarchy.

"Spotlight" is Spot On

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Rinkus

Just don't expect thrills, chills and suspense from Spotlight. Instead, be prepared for a precise, no nonsense depiction of investigative journalism and its hardworking reporters, a remarkable cast and a compelling, original script that chronicles one of the most consequential stories of all time.

'Spotlight' Film Talk of the Town at Hamptons International Film Festival

Stacy Schneider | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Schneider

Spotlight refers to the name of a close-knit team of investigative reporters who reported to Ben Bradlee, Jr. and were permitted to keep the subject of their investigations confidential from the rest of the newsroom. In 2001, these journalists began painstakingly uncovering the decades-long sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.

Here's Where The 2016 Oscar Race Stands

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar season has begun, if you subscribe to the adage that the September film festivals -- Telluride, Venice and Toronto -- are what shift the m...

'Spotlight' And 'Truth' Shine Brighter Than 'Trumbo' At The Toronto Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.18.2015 | Entertainment

The Toronto International Film Festival is winding down, which means fatigued journalists are departing Canada to return to a strange world wher...