Grierson & Leitch's Bold Predictions For The Oscar Technical Categories No One Understands

Come Sunday night, you may embark on that annual ritual: Filling out the bottom of your Oscar pool entry, pretending you know the difference between Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Will and I will both offer our picks for the eight major categories tomorrow, but today I'm going to offer my predictions on the… » 2/19/13 6:20pm 2/19/13 6:20pm

The Late-October Best Picture Oscars Predictions You've Been Waiting For

Coverage of the Oscars has reached tail-wagging-dog proportions in recent years: Rather than an awards show looking back at a year of films and choosing the best of them, the Academy Awards have become the journey and the destination. Not only do movies exist solely to win Oscars, but there are whole squads of movie… » 10/25/12 7:15pm 10/25/12 7:15pm

Ben Affleck's Only Weakness As A Director: Casting Ben Affleck. Argo, Reviewed.

1. Argo is such a terrific, jaw-dropping true-life tale, with such a natural, seamless movie storyline, that anyone who knows the story would beg the filmmakers not to screw it up. So it's a relief that they absolutely do not do that. There are so many tones to juggle here; this is a film that veers from political… » 10/09/12 6:08pm 10/09/12 6:08pm

Bennifer No More: Ben Affleck's Amazing Comeback

The Academy Awards aren't until February, but as far as Roger Ebert is concerned, we already know who's going to take home the big prize. "The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture will be Ben Affleck's tense new thriller Argo," he wrote on September 10, not because he thinks it's the best movie of the year… » 10/05/12 6:19pm 10/05/12 6:19pm