If Spielberg gets his way

If Spielberg gets his way

More than a week after Alfonso Cuaron and Netflix collected three Oscars for “Roma,” the claws are still out against the steaming giant. Last week, Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg said he plans to push for a rules change that would require films to...
Watch: Oscars 2019 wrap-up

Watch: Oscars 2019 wrap-up

The 91st Academy Awards on Sunday gave us a night to remember. The ceremony had a host-less format, memorable musical performances and surprise winners, including a controversial Best Picture decision. Movie critics Tamara Dunn, Rebecca Kivak and Joe Baress sound off...
Takeaways from the Oscars

Takeaways from the Oscars

We’re done with the 2019 Academy Awards, but somewhere in the Hollywood Hills is a movie critic crying into a handkerchief because “Green Book” won best picture. The second least-liked film in the field of eight according to its Metacritic score took home the top...
Only a few hours away

Only a few hours away

Since October, I have been keeping an eye on every awards ceremony, every film festival, every hosting controversy and more. In a few hours, the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences will hand out its top awards in cinema. My predictions in 2018 were 20 out of 24...
Road to Gold: Up Close and Personal

Road to Gold: Up Close and Personal

Now until the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast, Take 2 will run a series of posts focusing on issues and subjects involving the Academy Awards. Glenn Close had spent a decade ruling the New York stage in the mid-1970s before she made her film debut in 1982’s “The World...