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

Incense And Disappointments. Life of Pi, Reviewed.

1. Life of Pi is about 65 minutes of staggering cinematic beauty surrounded by 55 minutes of touchy-feely New Age claptrap. You recognize the kind, with its choose-your-own-adventure brand of spirituality, and God as captain of the ship sailing everyone's personal journey for self-fulfillment and understanding. At its… » 11/20/12 5:50pm 11/20/12 5:50pm

Life Of Pi's Ang Lee: The World's Least-Cool Great Director

It's hard to classify Ang Lee, whose latest movie, Life of Pi, comes out on Wednesday. He's a respected, acclaimed director—he won an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain—but he's not in any one niche. He's not a purely commercial filmmaker—his one stab at that was Hulk—but he's also not a challenging, provocative art-house… » 11/16/12 7:02pm 11/16/12 7:02pm

Superman, Drunk Girls, And Life of Pi: Let's Look At Some Movie Trailers!

In this installment of Trailer Hitch, our semi-regular rundown of the biggest recent movie trailers, I've got a superhero flick, a broad comedy, a couple Oscar contenders, and a dance movie. Who says Hollywood only caters to one type of audience? Also, I would love to meet the person who is really excited about all… » 7/25/12 3:45pm 7/25/12 3:45pm