In 2010, we asked, “How do you solve a problem like Avatar? How do you hold a fluorescent, floating anemone in your hand?”
No Oscar category has become as big a flash point among cinephiles as the cinematography prize.
It bears mentioning that one of the two times we’ve gotten this category wrong was when we disregarded the almost always reliable frilliest-always-wins rule.
Just as we’d expect from the Academy, there’s no shortage of lushness on display in this year’s nominees for best cinematography.
Though it boasts the strongest pedigree of all 2012 awards contenders, Lincoln doesn’t play like obvious Oscar bait while you’re watching it.
Ben Affleck’s film emerged from Toronto as virtually every pundit’s Best Picture frontrunner, its grand reception topping off a heap of baity ingredients.
This is a complete list of our predicted winners at the 2012 Academy Awards.
That the Best Picture category’s “Will it be six or will it be seven?” question was settled as close to 10 as possible without actually being 10 isn’t merely a mark of how much of a mess this year’s Oscars are.
When it comes to film editing, dubbed by so many as “the invisible art,” marveling at how rhythmically one shot feeds another is hardly sufficient in predicting an Oscar winner.