Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
Hollywood loves sequels, and the second edition of the Night Before proved more boffo than the first. Call it "The Return of the Fling."
Was the outcome of the 76th Oscars influenced by the Screener Wars and the abbreviated season? Yes, no, maybe; it depends on who's answering the questions.
Academy voters dressed up in their Sunday best and praised "The Lord" in a big way. At the 76th annual Academy Awards, New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" entered Oscar's…
If there are no surprises at the Oscars on Sunday, that will be the biggest surprise of all. Everyone will discover Sunday night if last year's bevy of shocks -- Roman Polanski, Eminem, etc. -- was a…
The four Oscar noms for "City of God" are good news for the film's creative team and for distrib Miramax.
This year, Oscar voters offered up a diverse, imaginative slate of noms. But then there's that foreign-language group. Members are pressuring the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to revamp…
A good title should give a clue to the nature of the film. But sometimes titles take on a life of their own: Your mother is giving you a Gaslight treatment, a politician is exhibiting Dr. Strangelove…
"I'm voting for 'Lord of the Rings,' " says one Academy voter. "It's the film of the year. Twenty years from now, people would be astonished if we voted for any other film."
Don't even mention the name Carmine Caridi. That was apparently the Academy's policy in its press release stating that the board of governors on Tuesday expelled "an Academy member for violating his…