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Do ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘Northman’ and ‘Unbearable Weight’ Offer More Action Than Awards Voters Can Handle?

With “The Northman,” “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” and the continued success of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” this month has been about action-forward movies that are entertaining and worthy, but might fail to be taken seriously as real “achievements” in Hollywood. Timing has also proven to be an essential factor, and not just […]

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Jamie Dornan Slams Casting Critics: ‘Prejudgment Is Such a F*cking Disease’

“Belfast” star Jamie Dornan clapped back at casting criticisms over actors taking on iconic roles in well-known franchises.Dornan, who famously brought Christian Grey to life onscreen in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, told Esquire that even A-listers like Robert Pattinson and Daniel Craig aren’t immune to casting backlash.“Prejudgment is such a fucking disease,” Dornan […]

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Oscar Winner Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot Explained In Death On The Nile Bonus Feature Clip [Exclusive]

After seven Oscar nominations since his splashy debut in 1990’s “Henry V,” Kenneth Branagh finally took home his first Academy Award for the screenplay for “Belfast” this past Sunday. Lest you forget, the brilliantly talented multi-hyphenate has another movie arriving on home video this week: The star-studded sequel to “Murder on the Orient Express,” titled […]

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‘Coda’ Has Changed Oscar Movies’ Release Strategies Forever

In analyzing how “Coda” achieved its Best Picture win, we must face a discomfiting reality: Beyond Oscar qualification, theatrical play had very little to do with its success.Most years, winning Best Picture includes a careful effort by its distributor to make it hit. Recent winners such as “Parasite” and “Green Book” played theaters during the […]

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It’s Hard To Be Mad At Kenneth Branagh Winning An Oscar

Kenneth Branagh received his first Oscar nomination 32 years ago for 1989’s “Henry V,” and the actor-director has finally won his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his latest film, “Belfast.”Although “Belfast” was a surprising win — keeping in mind that the other contenders in the category included “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Don’t Look […]

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‘A better deal than the Oscars’: the party celebrating the Irish in Hollywood

Jamie Dornan and Kenneth Branagh were honored at this year’s Oscar Wilde awards amid excitement over BelfastIreland could see big victories at the Academy Awards this year, with Irish actors nominated in key categories including best supporting actor and actress. Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, inspired by his own childhood during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, secured […]

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34 Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2022

Note: This story was published on February 9. It has since been updated.While the Oscar nominations can be predicted more or less — aside from the annual head-turning snubs and surprises — one thing remains certain: The Academy will never, ever recognize all the films that deserve awards attention.In years past, “Uncut Gems,” “I’m Thinking […]

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Oscars: Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra to Perform While Van Morrison Skips

The Oscars have announced the musical performers for this year’s nominees for best original song, which will include Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Finneas, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra. Four of the five songs will be performed, while nominee Van Morrison, who penned and sang “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” was invited but will not attend the […]

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