It’s a commonly held belief that when it comes to the Academy Awards, comedies get no respect. There’s an element of truth to that. When it comes to Best Picture, comedies are infrequently nominated and almost never win.
It’s a lackluster week at the video store. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially considering all the big releases we’ve had recently. If you’re a DVD collector, your wallet could probably use the break. Still, there are a handful of interesting titles this week that you may find worth a rental.
Qwikster is dead already. That sounds drastic, but have you looked around the Internet today? Following Twitter threads prove people are already digging a grave for the "new" DVD-by-mail service. So is Netflix.
When the nominations for the 73rd Academy Awards were announced, it was by no means a sure thing that Steven Soderbergh would pull off his double-nod hat trick. Only one nomination was really a lock and that was Julia Roberts for Best Actress.
While Soderbergh continues his long goodbye from the film business and with one of his (possibly) last films, Contagion, premiering September 9, it seems like a good time to look back at arguably his finest year, 2000.
If I were forced to pick just one movie from 1975 as my favorite, it would have to be Robert Altman’s Nashville. It aims high, weaving 24 characters into a beautiful tapestry that forms a microcosm of America, and hits the mark.