David O. Russell
Sunday evening’s Academy Awards telecast marks the fifth year in the era of the Best Picture Times Two experiment, and it would appear to have caught on.
Character-driven storyteller David O. Russell gives his film a manic, farcical energy that keeps it at arm’s length from realism but that engrosses to a surprising degree.
What are the new attractions moviegoers will be choosing among at multiplexes on this year’s final week and immediately beyond? Bill Wine has this survey…
Here are Bill’s picks for the director and the film most likely to take their respective Oscar prizes.
Before 2012 can disappear from our memory banks, how about a look back at the year’s most gratifying moviegoing experiences?
No need to look for the silver lining in “Silver Linings Playbook” — there isn’t a cloud in the sky of this wonderfully entertaining quirkfest.
With the escapist summer movie season in the books, the 2012 Oscar races will soon be coming into view as the serious-minded fall feature films taxi down the runway.
Once again, ten nominated titles (rather than five) are under consideration to win the most coveted of the ceremony’s golden statuettes. So which of them is most likely to be awarded the Oscar for best picture?