Cinematographers Guild Releases List Of 100 Best Shot Films Of All Time (NEWS)

Film has always been, first and foremost, a visual medium, with cinematic language being honed well before sound was finally introduced to the format. Now, to celebrate that legacy, the American Society of Cinematographers -- which was founded on January 8, 1919 -- celebrates its 100th Anniversary as a professional industry guild with the release of [...]

Writer’s Guild Nominees Cue Up Oscar Contending Screenplays (AWARDS 2018)

Of all the industry guilds, the Writers is the biggest wild card. Snubs aren't only normal; they're ingrained into the legalese of the org's eligibility rules. Due to arcane requirements in their "Minimum Basic Agreement", the Writers Guild of America annually overlooks some of the season's major Academy Award contenders. Those most often snubbed are [...]

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rocks And Shocks At 76th Annual Golden Globes (AWARDS 2018)

The two best films of the year according to the Golden Globes are Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book. Don't bet on the Academy agreeing with either. From the middlebrow Green Book pick to the lowbrow Bohemian shocker, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association went decidedly populist with their two biggest prizes -- Best Motion Picture Drama and [...]

National Society Of Film Critics Buck Trends; Name THE RIDER Best Picture (AWARDS 2018)

Now this is a critics group putting their awards where their sophistication is. Critics Groups are, in a sense, like any other group. Their cumulative opinion often falls into a conventional wisdom or common narrative. Rarely does it result in a truly elitist pick, but such was the case this year as the National Society [...]

JOKER Origin Movie Screen Test Reveals OG Clown Prince (VIDEO) Whatever you may have been expecting from the Joker origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix, the look of Batman's most famous villain goes against every preconceived notion and precedent. In the video reveal on Twitter for Joker's makeup design -- posted first by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover Trilogy, War Dogs) -- gone is the [...]

Film Writers Offer Alternatives To Oscar Changes, But Are They Better? (AWARDS/ANALYSIS)

You can have prestige or you can have popularity, but you can’t have both. That’s the conclusion I come to when reading some of the think-piece alternatives to recent changes made by the Academy to the Oscars ceremony. Many of them are reflected in this worthwhile piece by IndieWire’s Tom Brueggemann, “How To Make The [...]