Steve Carell's proboscis in "Foxcatcher"? Check. Eddie Redmayne's warped body in "The Theory of Everything"? Naturally. Anthony Hopkins' flowing gray locks as Methuselah in "Noah"? Yes, those too…
These sound mixes brought texture and life to their films and could come out on top at the Oscars.
In this special year-end edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, we are ranking the top 10 movies by advertising spend on TV for 2014. All told, 66 film distributors…
Graceful editing helped these films soar and could garner them an Oscar nom in the category.
Physical transformation helped these movies come alive, putting them on the shortlist for the hair and makeup Oscar.
The production design on these films enveloped us in their world and made us believe it was real. The Academy could reward them for their attention to detail.
From “Noah” to “Exodus: Gods & Kings,” 2014 was supposed to be the year that Hollywood found religion. Though the faithful have flocked to the multiplexes at times, proving that films that embrace…
Back in the days of "Ben-Hur" and "The Ten Commandments," a widescreen epic was expected to be accompanied by a lavish symphonic score and, just as often, a heavenly choir. Is that still true for…
Great movie songs have served varying purposes over the years. They can both set the scene and act as a theme song ("Fame," "Falling Slowly" from "Once"), capture a mood ("Things Have Changed" from…
Patti Smith has always been a renaissance woman. She's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work as a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Patti Smith Group; named a commander…
Most awards buzz centers on fourth-quarter films, but many earlier 2014 works deserve to be remembered. For example, "Noah." Paramount debuted the film back in March, but long after the release…