The Conundrum with Steven Spielberg’s Stance on Streaming
Mar 26th '19

The Conundrum with Steven Spielberg’s Stance on Streaming

We’re living in a strange time for feature films. The model has changed, the way people watch films has changed, and everything is moving in a digital direction— just like digital music before it. We all know what happened to the Blockbusters of the world once Netflix got their hands in the game. So, how much time […]

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Of Course It’d Be ‘Green Book’

Of Course It’d Be ‘Green Book’

Of course it’d be Green Book. It had to be. Green Book was always going to win Best Picture. I’m sorry, but these are the facts. I can’t change them. After it won at the Golden Globes, Green Book became a fast favorite to take a number of statues. Despite the controversy surrounding the film, it was the real […]

The Academy Says Goodbye to its Newest Member

The Academy Says Goodbye to its Newest Member

Earlier this year, the “Popular Film” category was announced. Its optimistic intention: to give films that weren’t orthodox “Oscar” movies the opportunity to become critically acclaimed. Oscar films are movies purely with the intention of competing at the Academy Awards—think period dramas or serious films that attempt to bring something new to the cinematic table. So, […]

An Addiction to Misery

An Addiction to Misery

“Misery porn?” …That’s how I describe some of my favorite stories. Some people love happy endings, but me? I tend to favor the gut punches. Those moments where characters fail, those times when everything’s lost, or those points of outright despair—that’s my weakness. Why? Why would I do this to myself? Well, because it’s great […]

Alfonso Cuarón’s Masterpiece

Alfonso Cuarón’s Masterpiece

The Three Amigos have been controlling the Academy Awards and filmmaking world for majority of the last decade. With Guillermo del Toro receiving acclaim for Shape of Water this year, Iñárritu for legendary films like The Revenant and Birdman, it’s now time for Alfonso Cuarón to attract this year’s buzz. Since the release of Gravity in 2013, Cuarón took a brief hiatus from […]

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The Death of Art: The Academy Introduces “Best Popular Film”

The 90th Academy Award in 2018 had hit its lowest viewing with an average of 26.5 million views, which is a drop from the previous years of 32.9 million. In an attempt to make the Academy Awards more entertaining and to increase ratings, the Board of Governors for the organization have just announced three key […]

The Blumhouse Machine

The Blumhouse Machine

Film has always been a risk to those that produce and create, presenting the issue of money loss, lack of an audience, and possibility of a dud hindering your future career. Jason Blum of Blumhouse fame has created a model that eliminates these risks, but can reap the reward of even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. […]

Get Out & the Horror Stepping Stones

Get Out & the Horror Stepping Stones

The recent success of Jordan Peele’s 2017 film, Get Out, has the Academy looking at horror films a bit differently. Taking home the gold for Best Original Screenplay and receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, Get Out joins horror cornerstones, along the likes of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973) and Jonathan Demme’s Silence of […]

Tiffany Haddish was Destined for Fame

Tiffany Haddish was Destined for Fame

Comedian, author and actress, Tiffany Haddish, is kicking ass. 2017 seemed to be the year of Haddish with her breakout starring role in the summer hit, Girls Trip, and her being the first female African-American stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. Things don’t seem to be slowing down for the self-proclaimed unicorn this year. Earlier […]