August: Osage County is the Pulitzer winning play by Tracy Letts (see above) about the disappearance of a father and how it further spirals one of the more dysfunctional families in American literature.
It was a powerful experience on Broadway, and now, inevitably, it's become a Meryl Streep movie. ... More >>
There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet.
But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt.
Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate).
1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
2--S ... More >>
Two of the candidates for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar are really extraordinary old people.
Christopher Plummer shines in Mike Mills's Beginners as the father of the Mills character (played by Ewan McGregor), who comes out of the closet at 75 and really starts to live.
Plummer himself i ... More >>
Remember the epidemic years of AIDS, when infected New Yorkers fought to get into untested drug trials? People fought to get infected babies into those trials, too. Some of them, because of the nature of the trials, were given placebo drugs. Some made it, some didn't. Not much has been written abo ... More >>
Crazily enough, the movie I Love You, Phillip Morris, in which Jim Carrey plays a real-life man who's mad for the title character portrayed by Ewan McGregor, might not get a theatrical release in the US because people are too squeamish about a gay sex scene in it.
What could be so awful--does Ada ... More >>