Composed almost entirely of short monologues by the ghostly inhabitants of the cemetery, it reads less like a conventional novel and more like a drama, or perhaps a scrapbookRead more "Lincoln in the Bardo"
Todd Haynes’ “Carol” won five awards on Sunday, including best picture and director, from the Intl. Cinephile Society, an online group consisting of about 100 journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals. Source: ‘Carol’ Named Best Picture by Intl. Cinephile SocietyRead more "‘Carol’ Named Best Picture by Intl. Cinephile Society"
Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite brouhaha, Hollywood is once again embroiled in racial controversy, with several high-profile black filmmakers planning to boycott this year’s Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity among the nominees. Jada Pinkett-Smith has suggested she and her husband Will Smith won’t be there (Smith was expected to be nominated for Concussion: he […]Read more "Is Spike Lee Doing the Right Thing?"
Let the orgy of campaigning and back-slapping begin. This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards. Among the expected nominees are Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, and Sylvester Stallone. Surprises include Lenny Abrahamon’s nomination as Best Director for Room (it is also […]Read more "Oscars Nominations"
Digital marketing company iQuanti has tracked how much actors, TV shows and movies were searched for on the Internet in 2015, and based on the data, these are their predictions for who will win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. iQuanti is equating popularity with success – and unlike other film awards, the Hollywood […]Read more "Golden Globes Predictions"
The International Dublin Literary Award announced its longlist today. 160 novels were chosen, all nominated by libraries around the world. The Award (formerly known as the IMPAC Award) is the richest literary prize in the world ( €100,000.) 53 of the titles are novels in translation. In all there are novels from 44 countries and in 19 languages. Among […]Read more "160 novels, 44 countries, 19 languages …"
Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me; it looks like all that pestering paid off.Read more "I’m a Finalist!"
These are the movies you’ll need to know about so you can talk bullshit about them at dinner parties in the coming months.Read more "21 Films You Need to See this Autumn"
X is for Xanadu In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. – Coleridge I was going to write something about Orson Welles yesterday, but then I realised that I still needed something for the letter X. So […]Read more "X is for Xanadu"
Goodfellas is 25 years old this year. How come Lady Gaga didn’t sing a song honouring that? She could have sung “Do you think I’m funny?” to the tune of Rod Stewart’s “Do you think I’m sexy?”Read more "Birdman Soars, Budapest Shines, Boyhood Stumbles"