Aaron McGruder's work seems to be a lightning rod for controversy, which is part of the reason the cartoonist is a little surprised to be receiving the Chairman's Award during the 33rd annual NAACP…
There's little question that black helmers such as Gary Hardwick ("The Brothers") and Clark Johnson ("Boycott") along with African-American showrunners like Mara Brock Akil of "Girlfriends" are…
Throughout film history, masks have veiled forbidden passions (1990's "Henry and June"), concealed a tragic hero's identity (2000's "Gladiator"), and even hidden the pain of unrequited love (1925's…
For "Amelie," Jean-Pierre Jeunet's vision of an impossibly perfect Paris, the director didn't enhance his beloved neighborhood of Montmartre so much as omit unnecessary details -- leaving out cars…
In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences stuck to its pattern of agreeing with the Writers Guild of America 60% of the time. Indeed, Oscar and the guild agreed on exactly 60% of the…
n a way my real award was simply to watch the movie happening. When I stood in the Chinese bedroom of Wrotham Park, watching Robert Altman direct "Gosford Park," my first produced screenplay, while…
After spending massive amounts of time in the Hollywood spotlight in the first half of 2001, leaders of the Writers Guild of America find themselves back in a lower public profile.
Eye on the Oscars: The Writer
Henry Ford said it is bunk. Napoleon said it is a set of lies, agreed upon. But history, as depicted in motion pictures, can revive interest in people and events that may otherwise remain generally…
Since the late '80s, Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" has joined Syd Field's primer on story structure as one of the must-reads for budding screenwriters. Vogler's book views filmmakers as…
This year's Oscar nominees are all over the map, but that's nothing compared with the divergent Academy analyses by major U.S. newspapers.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History