As 2008 nears an end, it's clear that this was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, actually, I'm not sure it was the best of times, but it's always reassuring to start out with a…
Since last fall, showbiz has been feeling splashes of what Alan Greenspan called "a once-in-a-lifetime credit tsunami." Now the waves are starting to hit big.
When so many awards shows flood the television airwaves this time of year, it's surprising that some groups -- the WGA, DGA, critics orgs -- have not made a TV deal. In fact, some say they don't want…
It's often hard to predict award winners, but sometimes you just know. A decade ago, when I was watching "As Good As It Gets," I thought Helen Hunt would probably get an Oscar nomination. But there…
I love the Oscars, love the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, love the work they do, love the staff and the members. (Well, some members.)
YouTube this week signed a deal to stream full-length MGM pics. Other films and TV episodes are widely available on the Web, which raises the question: Why don't studios stream all those "for your…
Kudos season is under way, but where are the screeners?
This is an historic moment, reminding everyone about the power, the importance -- and the anxiety -- of voting.
A lot of filmmakers think they're artists. But with David Cronenberg, it's official. Right next to its exhibit of Etruscan artifacts, Rome's prestigious Palazzo delle Espozizioni museum is presenting…
In this political year, the buzzword is "change." But that can mean many things. Some people thrive on new experiences, while many fear upheaval and prefer to embrace old habits.
With awards, as with comedy, it's all in the timing. When studio execs think a film is a contender, they start building buzz that climaxes in mid-February, when the polls close for the Oscars. This…