All Is Lost
When it comes to sound effects and dubbing, stories about dragons and desolate men at sea have the same problem: How to place audiences right there with the character. Brent Burge and Chris Ward…
Robert Redford was in good spirits on Thursday morning, appearing at a press conference to kick off Sundance just hours after he was snubbed for an Oscar nomination. Though Redford was considered a…
Sound thinking – Pros up for sound categories reveal what challenged them on this year's contenders.
Sound pros are always hunting for noises or techniques that can rip moviegoers from their seats straight into the action of a film. Most soundscapes are after the same end: immersion. Yet there is…
Every year Variety asks playwrights, authors and songwriters to weigh in on screenplays and scripters in the Oscar race. Their insights are as fascinating as the pictures they write about.
While a win for SAG ensemble doesn't always line up with an Oscar win for best picture, it can be seen as a good bellwether. Last year, "Argo" took both awards, but in years past, such ensemble…
Critics' darlings: This list of Oscar contenders is limited to films released in theaters Dec. 3 or prior. Percentages are the cumulative average of Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores.
On Monday, “All Is Lost's” Robert Redford won the actor prize from the New York Film Critics Circle, and he's been the focus of most media attention for the film. But this drama is far from a one-man…
Of the three dozen films identified as potential Oscar contenders, 22 of them have at least one female producer. That seems to indicate women producers are gaining more equality with their male…