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Why No One Cares About This Year's Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.

The Weird (and Potentially Wonderful) at the Toronto Film Festival

Mark Juddery | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.

The 7 Most Overrated Things About the Movies

Mark Juddery | Posted 07.07.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As someone who attends film festivals with relish, I still feel a terrible urge to expose the most overrated things in today's film industry.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

2010 Summer Movie Review Part II: A Word About Independent Cinema and 3D

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As we glance at the independent cinema that broke out this year, we notice a disturbing trend. Pretty much every major arthouse hit this summer is something that would have been a mainstream release ten or even five years ago.