The 83rd Oscars, revitalized as it was supposed to be, was arguably as boring an awards show as has hit, or, rather, leaned against, the airwaves.
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The show tried too hard to be topical, cute and tongue-in-cheek, and though it offered scattered moments of freshness at the start, it soon curdled.
Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...
Prior to the show (on that cold red carpet) and during, I caught up with some of the nominees and attendees and chatted about the awards and their respective projects.
If justice is served in Hollywood tonight, the people and films I predict in this video are the ones who will take home Oscars.
Let's examine the facts. Three of the five nominees for Best Actress received oral sex in their films and all received ample publicity for these racy scenes.
Superficially speaking, The Kids are All Right is a good film. But is it really alright that a man who'd been invited into a family's life is viciously banished?
There is a distinct subset of films about same-sex couples who, unlike in The Kids Are All Right, are forced to take over the care of a child due to unexpected circumstances.
She's up for Best Actress, but Annette Bening is pulling no punches about her Oscar vote.
As a four time Academy Award nominee, Bening is a member ...
Julianne Moore learns about the value of family in the lesbian marriage dramedy 'The Kids Are All Right,' this year's indie smash hit, and says her re...
While there were no surprises regarding SAG wins for best male lead actor, Colin Firth, and supporting actor, Christian Bale, it was refreshing to see Melissa Leo snag the best supporting actress award.
"In 1981, I went to the Golden Globes with United Artists executive Steven Bach who green lighted "Raging Bull". This film went on to win Best Actor ...
Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, and there were no big surprises in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category, where the strong performance...
This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.
My eye caught something about the 2011 Globes that goes slightly underneath the surface and that I haven't seen discussed, written or blogged about, as of yet.
You expect an awards event to be a love fest with awardees waxing benighted and grateful. When Darren Aronofsky got up to speak about Black Swan's cinematographer, things got ugly.
New York Press film critic Armond White isn't exactly beloved in Hollywood -- in fact, he's quite the opposite -- and things came to a head last night...
Ever the optimist, I decided that my last post of the year should be a tribute to the things, from Mahler to Freedom, that made the past year endurable, if not, at times, outright beautiful.
Lunch with Lisa Cholodenko, the writer-director of The Kids Are All Right, is not the typical Beverly Hills girl chat.
I missed the story about Warren Beatty's 18-year-old daughter planning to have a sex-change operation. It's not a hidden story. It's been out there. And yet it's hardly made an impression.
The Kids Are All Right is a movie that captures the hard work required to keep marriages alive, to raise children, and for both children and adults to meet life's challenges.
The Kids Are All Right is exposing Americans to something they probably haven't seen before -- a gay married couple raising children, in a way that is shockingly, disturbingly... normal.
So how do they resist the temptation? Maybe they grow out of it and realize there's something beyond one-night stands and serial dating. Warren Beatty...
A little over eighteen years ago, I used an anonymous sperm donor to conceive a child. In 1992, that was a relatively uncommon practice and one that m...
The film seeks to establish an understanding of the need to provide equity for both homosexual and heterosexual couples. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing."
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