Since many awards voters are busy working people, they may have a lot of films to catch up on. Every year, awards-giving organizations such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences urge…
"Before Midnight," "Gravity" and Stories We Tell" head one critic's list of the year's finest achievements in film.
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…
In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute…
F/X lighting goes to 11 – New thinking adds gorgeous effects to Cauron’s “Gravity”.
One of the challenges in f/x has long been to match the lighting of the special effect, be it a model, a miniature, or a digital element, to the live-action "plates" for the same scene. This year…
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.
In a year with no shortage of critical favorites, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. opted to share the wealth.
Add another awards show to keep an eye on to the list: The 265 members of the Online Film Critics Society, an org focused on Internet-based film journalism, announced their nominees for the 17th…
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…