Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The drumbeat of fall movies, and awards season behind it, is upon us. As my colleagues and I prepare to head north for the Toronto International Film Festival in early September, with festivals in Venice...
Hollywood generally considers the spring movie season to be awards season. It’s when studios start rolling out their best films as the end of the year approaches. For genre fans, though, we get that and so much more. There are also horror movies for Halloween, big exciting blockbusters, as well as wondrous fantasy for us to enjoy. Show More Summary
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, recently told TMZ that Nate Parker's rape accusation shouldn't stop moviegoers from seeing his upcoming film "The Birth of...Show More Summary
Hollywood generally considers the fall movie season to be awards season. It’s when studios start rolling out their best films as the end of the year approaches. For genre fans, though, we get that and so much more. There are also horror movies for Halloween, big exciting blockbusters, as well as wondrous fantasy for us to enjoy. Show More Summary
A sweet moment from the 2000 MTV Movie Awards.
11 summer movies that might launch into the awards race. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
When I saw the movie musical 1776 during the Bicentennial, it left me with a strong impression of James Wilson. He was the Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress shown casting the decisive vote for independence. In the movie...Show More Summary
Margaret Morganroth Gullette is Resident Scholar of the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University and author of ‘Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America’. She has just written a brilliant review of the award winning film ‘Amour’ for the Guardian Film blog which is well worth reading. Amour (literally, ‘Love’) is a French-language film written […]
Saoirse Ronan is that good in this movie. I know, I know, “Brooklyn” came out last year, was trumped-up as being Oscar-worthy, might have been nominated and even won, but I’ve given up on the Academy Awards, what was once a ritual can...Show More Summary
With the biggest summer releases behind us, we're in that strange time in the movie year until the fall releases vying harder for awards come out. So that brings us to the release of "Ben-Hur" this weekend, the last real attempt at a...Show More Summary
Deadline’s film critic and awards columnist Pete Hammond has been tapped as the new host of KCET’s classic film series on the former Los Angeles PBS station. KCET Must See Movies kicks off next month with a trio of Oscar Best Picture...Show More Summary
If you’ve dreamed of the day when Derek Jeter might stand on the Dolby Theatre stage and accept an Academy Award, that day might yet happen. Jeter’s media company The Players Tribune is expanding from the online page to the cinema screen...Show More Summary
When asked if she would be returning as Jane Porter in the MCU anytime soon, the Academy Award winner gave a surprisingly blunt and honest answer.
Gladiator won Best Picture at the Academy Awards once upon a time. Surely, that means there's nothing really wrong with the movie. Yeah, right.
Post by Michele Zipp. The Fifty Shades movies have not only introduced us to the gorgeous Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, but the rest of the beautiful cast as well. If they were giving out awards for sexiest bunch of actors in one film, Fifty would win. Show More Summary
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Bryan Cranston, “All The Way”Cranston had already won a Tony Award for portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson by the time he donned the makeup for HBO’s movie version. Cranston is able to adapt...Show More Summary
Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but backstage at the Tony Awards. Every night the same show, with the words, "Wait, can I do that one more time," coming from my daughter's mouth as she pleaded for another do over. Show More Summary
Award winning actor Robert De Niro compared Donald Trump to his mentally unstable character Travis Bickle in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver, calling the Republican nominee “totally nuts,” The Hill reports. Said De Niro: “What he has been saying is [...]
It’s a wonder it took The Great Gilly Hopkins this long to hit the big screen. The 1978 novel won the National Book Award and became a classic of children’s literature, though the story was never made into a movie. On Oct. 7 (in theaters...Show More Summary
The Academy Award winning super hero is now directing a movie. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »