It is refreshing to see the Academy buck the outrage culture crying over “inequality,” and it is a delight to see films we all loved get recognition in a circle that seemed to have been shrinking around more unpopular films each year.
In ‘Hustlers,’ Jennifer Lopez transformed into a difficult character, masterfully conveying layers of class tension and womanhood that less capable actresses wouldn’t have grasped.
It’s a time for the Oscars to celebrate stories that challenge us to be the best we can be and give us heroes to emulate.
Going forward without a host for the first time in 30 years and struggling to attract advertisers, last night’s Oscars still managed to go exceed its three-hour run time by almost 20 minutes.
While the Academy is happy to crow about diversity, another kind of intolerance remains at play regarding films like ‘Roma.’
What was actually accomplished by pushing Kevin Hart out of hosting the Academy Awards?
Following Kevin Hart’s departure, many names have surfaced as possible replacements, but let me save the Academy time and show why they are disqualified as not politically correct enough.
Kevin Hart should be hosting the Oscars. But now he won’t, because of homosexuality-related jokes he made a decade ago.
The movies that break records and sit at the top of the box office week after week don’t need to win an Academy Award. They’ve already been given the award of huge amounts of money.
The Oscars continually award ‘importance’ over quality, and Meryl Streep’s yearly perfunctory nomination cheapens the entire ceremony.
There are a lot of wonderful things I could say about other nominees, but ‘I, Tonya’ deserves to be recognized alongside them.
The scope and the power that digital content providers wield in the culture is growing, while many old-guard institutions are getting bent out of shape at the encroachment.
Channeling a message via film is not necessarily a bad thing. But it’s bad when films wins because of their message, and not because they’re superior.
Applying Donald Trump’s brand of anti-elitist populism to the Academy Awards in five easy steps can certainly make the Oscars great again.
The Oscars are not just a time for rich Hollywood folks to call themselves migrant workers to shame Donald Trump, they’re also a time to enjoy the clothing.
The boy Kubo is grieving—not in psychological stages, but in song, threnody. Kubo must undertake a spiritual journey, risking his sanity to learn how to live like a human being and poet.
For all its pretense about art and authenticity, ‘La La Land’ is painfully artificial and ends up having very little soul at its core.
A lot of Americans are turning their TV sets off when award shows get too political. That’s bad news for Hollywood, but good news for America.
The Oscars at their best are about one simple thing: Beautifying what is worth beautifying in American movies. This year, that’s Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’
Donald Trump has contradicted himself about whether he supports fighting in Iraq and Libya, so it’s likely we have no idea whether he would keep America out of wars or create new ones.
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