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"
It would be awful – but also hysterical – if Robert Duvall won, and Simmons just lost it and beat up the old fucker on the way to the podium.Read more "Oscars 2015: Final Predictions – UPDATED after the Oscars!!!! I was half right and “Boyhood” was robbed!"
Just as in “High Noon” Gary Cooper goes around town asking for help (and not receiving it), Sandra is working against the clock as she tries to convince her colleagues to do the right thingRead more "Oscars 2015: Deux Jours, Une Nuit"
After seeing it, you may just want to relive your childhood in all its messy gloryRead more "Oscars 2015: Boyhood"
Apparently you can hike a thousand miles in shorts, not wearing a hat or sunglasses, and be as pale at the end of it as when you started.Read more "Oscars 2015: Wild"
Some Oscar-winning songs you can’t forget – even if you want to.Read more "Oscars 2015: Best Original Song"
Desplat probably deserves it for his work on Anderson’s film, and may lose out to Jóhannsson because heavy lobbying from Harvey Weinstein for The Imitation Game might split the vote.Read more "Oscars 2015: Best Original Score"
The Imitation Game is a decent enough film but the script seems rather formulaic to me: unconventional hero struggles against adversity; disproves doubters; fights his personal demons.Read more "Whimsy Beats Whiplash at the WGA Awards"
Selma is not a subtle film. Then again, the 1960s in the United States don’t appear to have been very subtle times.Read more "Oscars 2015: Selma"
Anderson’s film is that rarest of things: a movie that looks like it was lots of fun to make which is also lots of fun to watch.Read more "Oscars 2015: The Grand Budapest Hotel"