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Barry Jenkins Says Oscars “Won’t Be The Same” For Him After...

At this year’s Oscars, Price WaterhouseCoopers will be working extra hard to prevent a repeat of the colossal embarrassment at the close of last year’s show. In case you somehow didn’t hear or don’t remember, when it came time to announce Best Picture, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were accidentally handed the envelope for […]

Is ‘The Shape of Water’ Your Slam Dunk Best Picture Winner?...

After Guillermo del Toro won the DGA Award this weekend for “The Shape of Water” it would appear the Fox Searchlight fantasy is on its way to ruling Oscar night.  It’s incredibly rare for a film to win both the DGA and PGA Award as “Shape” has and not win Best Picture although it’s not […]

The Biggest Entertainment News Stories Of 2017

It seemed improbable that anything could top the dramatic ups and downs of 2016, but 2017 found a way. And for Hollywood, it was a year where it often felt like the entire town was on fire (and we’re not just referring to the annual wild fires that smolder in the hills).  Especially in the […]

Luca Guadagnino Talks ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequels, Praises ‘Moonlight’

It feels a bit strange to think about “Moonlight” right now. The Oscar envelope flap feels like it was eons ago, but it was around this time last year that Barry Jenkins‘ lovely, little film was making a huge noise. The movie went from critical darling, to arthouse hit, to adored Best Picture winner, confirming […]

Noah Baumbach Defends Netflix, But Explains Why Smaller Movies Must Be...

It didn’t take much time for the screening of Bong Joon Ho‘s “Okja” to create a stir at Cannes. The film started off being booed not for its alliance to producer Netflix, but because of a technical glitch which projected the film in the wrong aspect ratio. The film came to a screeching halt and […]

7 Reasons Why “Moonlight” Deserved Oscar Best Picture More Than “La...

Like many cynical cineasts, I have a rather conflicting relationship with the Oscars. On the one hand, it can be nice seeing your favorite filmmaker win, and if you have an innate fascination with the Hollywood establishment to begin with, it’s essential viewing. But on the other hand, you know none of it really matters…. Read more »

Images Echo & Haunt The Characters In Best Picture Winning ‘Moonlight’...

The surreal mix-up on Oscar night has enshrined “Moonlight” as one of the biggest upsets and flubs in movie history. But that giant shocker on live television resulted from many more intimate moments experienced in theaters across the country — viewers feeling surprise that a movie with a tiny budget, a low-profile cast, and a […]

‘Logan’ Draws Blood With Blockbuster Launch [Box Office]

The expectation from everyone was that “Logan” was going to draw serious blood at the box office this weekend, and the R-rated movie didn’t disappoint. Armed with glowing reviews and an audience eager to finally see Wolverine unbound from franchise requirements and four-quadrant appeal, the superhero movie carved up $88.3 million and added another $152.5 […]

4 Quadrant Podcast: Breaking Down The Oscars Best Picture Mistake With...

The 89th Academy Awards will go down in history for the inspiring choice of “Moonlight” as Best Picture and the mess that found “La La Land” mistakenly announced as the winner beforehand.  On this week’s podcast, Dan Fienberg, the television critic of The Hollywood Reporter (and also our first returning guest), and I break down […]

Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel, Damien Chazelle & Producer Michael De Luca...

It’s the biggest bungle in Oscars history, so it only follows that the Hollywood trades are covering it with all the intensity of a congressional hearing. And while it might not have all the sizzle of a Washington-based scandal — this one involves mishandled envelopes and tweeting — the players are high-profile, and an entire […]

Your Daily Reminder: ‘Moonlight’ Is The First LGBTQ Movie To Win...

Something that has actually been lost in the entire Best Picture envelope mix-up over the past two days is a pretty monumental fact about this year’s winner, “Moonlight.” Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed drama is the first gay movie to ever win Best Picture. That’s, um, sort of a big deal. Yes, “Moonlight” is many things but […]

‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Reveals The Best Picture Speech He Would’ve...

It wasn’t the best way to win Best Picture, but Barry Jenkins and the folks behind “Moonlight“ handled it with class, even if the biggest moment in their career was marred by “envelope gate.” It’s been a helluva journey for Jenkins and co. ever since the film first unspooled last fall, and undoubtedly everyone is still […]

Why The 2017 Best Picture Fiasco Was One Of The Very...

We’ve covered last night’s stunner of an Oscars ceremony from a whole bunch of angles — from the Best & Worst of the ceremony and all the acceptance speeches to the reasons why “Moonlight” picked up the top prize — but we haven’t really gone in depth into the major thing everyone’s talking about it today: the […]

Oscars 2017: The Biggest Snubs & Surprises, Minus ‘Moonlight’ Of Course

Yes, the entire world knows “Moonlight” was the huge upset shocker of last night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Though there’s obviously a huge argument to be made that the biggest surprise of the night was the painful mix up itself. Still, as we continue our comprehensive post-mortem on the Oscars, we analyze the winners […]

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