Will "The Revenant" run away with it or is there too much nuance to accept the season at face value?
In the opening scene of Berlin best director winner "Things to Come," Isabelle Huppert asks her students to consider the question, "Can we put ourselves in the place of another?"
Although 2015 was a record box office year, exhibitor stocks closed well below where they started. Attendance was the third lowest since 1995, having peaked in 2002. Consolidation around fewer titles…
The term “very special episode” has become a rather hoary cliche in sitcoms, historically timed to sweep months like February. Yet CBS’ “Mom” has demonstrated itself to be more organic than most in…
In an interview, an Oscar-nominated director was asked how the Academy Awards could be improved. He suggested the trophies be given out every three months, stating: "The disadvantage of the present…
NBC is commemorating director James Burrows' 1,000th episode with a two-hour tribute, which seems appropriate for a guy who added as many bricks as anyone to the edifice that was Must-See TV, working…
The late Brandon Stoddard, a former president of ABC Entertainment, was once asked why most people who occupy those chairs generally last only four to five years in the job. He wryly replied that…
Industry's top guilds have been split three different ways only four times. How will the "Big Short"/"Revenant"/"Spotlight" race conclude?
“The West Wing” clearly leaned left in its politics. Yet the most salient feature of Aaron Sorkin's early 21st-century drama was aspirational, an element thrown into stark relief by the NBC series'…
This is a spoiler-free review of “The Walking Dead’s” Feb. 14 return. “The Walking Dead” doesn’t need to redeem itself, exactly, but after its way-too-cute handling of the “Is Glenn dead?” situation…
From the Pope and the Vatican to D.C. movers and shakers, this year's Oscar players make their best pitch for relevance.