As promised at the end of this year's Oscar coverage, I'm going to start doing a (hopefully) regular feature where I just talk about something random in the movie world. I call it "Back Row Thoughts," because I'm the idiot in the back row. This space may be used for bloc reviews, lists, general musings, … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Recommendations and Remakes
How does your film look? That's the basic question of the Production Design category, known as Art Direction until 2012. It seems like a simple question, and the broad scope of the category seems equally cut and dry. This award recognizes the "interior look" of a film, specifically the artistic atmosphere of a film, as … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Production Design
Costume Design has been a competitive category since the 1940s, one of the oldest artistic realms the Academy has recognized. In fact, when it first began there were two separate awards for movies in color and those in black and white. The other odd mainstay in this particular category is that modern settings basically never … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Costume Design
This is my absolute favorite time of year. I've loved the Academy Awards since I was a child, and it's one of my bucket list dreams to just be nominated, or even get to attend. Today, for me, is like the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, when Santa Claus arrives to end the … Continue reading The Blitz is On! 90th Oscar Nominations Revealed!