Post Tagged with: "Oscars"

GRAMMY AWARDS | The Grammys added to the series of scandals last week, cutting Drake’s acceptance speech short as he was speaking about the declining importance and relevance of awards shows in today’s music climate.

Awards Shows Face Tests of Credibility, Relevance

Over the past few years, awards shows in the film and music industries have lost credibility among artists and consumers alike because critiques about diversity have plagued both industries. The issue is mainly centered on racial disparities in nominations and award choices. The Grammys and the Oscars, as the highest[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
RYOT FILMS | Spanning decades and featuring communities from across the globe, the Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary hone in on issues of social crisis and justice. Each short documentary takes a closer look at social issues that affect millions, but “Black Sheep” appears to be the frontrunner for the Academy Award.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Tackle Global Social Issues

The 2019 Academy Award nominees for best short-subject documentary take storytelling to new heights with eye-opening subjects, impressive camerawork and nods to unsung heroes. All  five films address past or present social crises, from pre-World War II Nazism in the United States to human trafficking in modern day Africa. This[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

Even Without a Host, The Oscars Promise to Make Cinematic History

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the movie industry’s biggest names will gather in Los Angeles for the 91st annual Oscar Awards. Following the decade-long tradition, the Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. However, for the first time in almost 30 years, the awards show will be without[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

★★★★★ The 20-year hiatus between the creation of “Trainspotting” and its sequel left some questions about the viability of a follow-up storyline about the misadventures of a group of Scottish heroin addicts. Director Danny Boyle’s numerous attempts to put together a sequel were foiled by cast apprehensions toward a second[Read More…]


Producer Terry Benedict on “Hacksaw Ridge,” Desmond Doss

“Hacksaw Ridge,” a harrowing biographical war film about American pacifist and Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, received no shortage of accolades this film awards season. Selected as one of the American Film Institute’s top movies of the year, the critically acclaimed film also received six Academy Award nominations, including[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular, but what this genre sometimes lacks is the process of healing — or lack thereof — that comes[Read More…]


The Gilded Stage

Every year, film aficionados look forward to winter — not just for snow or the holidays but for their moment in the sun. The movie buff’s Super Bowl and the cinephile’s March Madness, the Academy Awards are the denouement of the film awards season that begins in November with the[Read More…]

Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

3.5/5 stars The obnoxious and vulgar stock traders at the notorious Stratton Oakmont firm only quiet down to hear founder Jordan Belfort speak. The high-pressure traders are worthless without telephones, Belfort says, the same way an M16 assault rifle is worthless without a highly trained Marine. The traders are enraptured[Read More…]

by December 26, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Golden Globes Repeatedly Snub Quality

Golden Globes Repeatedly Snub Quality

Though the Golden Globes have traditionally been known as the less important cousin in the film awards family, always second to the Oscars, they still set a precedent for the awards season. On the TV front, they are somewhat awkwardly placed four months after the Emmys, evaluating a season’s worth[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments News
And the Oscar Goes to…

And the Oscar Goes to…

10. The Kids Are All Right Hey, Diablo Cody, it’s really cool that the kid’s name is Laser. What’s that? Diablo Cody didn’t write The Kids Are All Right? Then why does it have such a sickly sweet Junofeel? Kids who like classic rock aren’t nearly as cool as these movies make them[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized