I saw The Wolf of Wall Street in early January, a few weeks after its release in a New Jersey multiplex nestled in a dingy strip mall not unlike the one where Jordan Belfort (the Wolf) founds his corrupt brokerage firm. By this time I had already heard the varied reactions of both critics and friends.
The Oscars are a funny breed. Trying desperately every year to be hip and every year ever so slightly missing the mark. On paper, they should be huge: Hollywood is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with globally recognizable employees.
During the first half of Silver Linings Playbook I squirmed with excitement, elated that I might be watching my favorite film of the year. I was visiting my dad in Texas over Thanksgiving -- the escape from the familial fray to catch a movie was no small feat. After the buzz surrounding David O.
About Critical Perspectives: 2012 was a good year for film -- especially Hollywood. The Academy actually managed to produce a diverse and interesting list of nominees. In the weeks leading up to Oscar night, I hope to start conversations about the various films honored.
Nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday and sure enough, just as I predicted, the race is being hyped as a battle of two pictures. The only thing is, I predicted the wrong two films! This year's Best Picture will not bear the name Les Miserables or Zero Dark Thirty.
Do you care about the Oscars? I know I sure don't. It's not because I don't care about movies -- a matter of fact, I care a great deal -- or because I believe that taste is wholly subjective and ranking favorites absurd.
Meryl Streep won her first Oscar the year I was born. She won her second three years later, then proceeded to rack up more nominations than any living actor, cementing her reputation as greatest ever.
It's finally here -- Oscar Sunday! All the other awards shows have come and gone, with the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Directors Guild of America Awards, the Writers Guild of America Awards, and the BAFTAs now behind us.
It's that time of year. This Sunday marks the 84th Academy Awards, where Hollywood hands out Oscars celebrating the year's best in film.