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Opening Up the Oscars: ‘A Star is Born’ Brings the Classic Romance to a New Generation

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘A Star is Born’ Brings the Classic Romance to a New Generation

By Marshall Falkner

February 23, 2019

  Warning: This review contains spoilers for "A Star is Born."  "A Star is Born," directed by Bradley Cooper, has been nominated for a number of Oscars, including Best Picture, Lead Actor (Bradley Cooper), Lead Actress (Lady Gaga), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Original Song (for "Sh...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Could Make History With Best Director Win

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee Could Make History With Best Director Win

By Alaikia Marielle

February 23, 2019

  “BlacKkKlansman” is the sobering dark comedy from renowned director Spike Lee, who is known for his commentary on race relations in America. "BlacKkKlansman" picked up six Oscar nominations, including a chance at Best Picture and Lee's first nomination for Best Director. The movie dramati...

Opening up the Oscars: With ‘Roma,’ Netflix Enters the Best Picture Race

Opening up the Oscars: With ‘Roma,’ Netflix Enters the Best Picture Race

By Madge Slack

February 13, 2019

  The first-ever Netflix original movie to be nominated for best picture, “Roma,” has been hailed a triumph by critics and viewers alike. Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who won Academy Awards for both directing and film editing for “Gravity,” “Roma” was released to high...

Opening Up the Oscars: “Black Panther” is a Leap Forward for Superhero Movies and Media Representation

Opening Up the Oscars: “Black Panther” is a Leap Forward for Superhero Movies and Media Representation

By Palak Jayswal

February 9, 2019

  It’s been a tremendous year of representation in film for people of color. The nominees for the Best Picture category at this year's Oscars awards reflect this diversity. Among these nominees is a fan and personal favorite: “Black Panther.” An enthralling combination of what America nee...

Opening Up the Oscars: Spidey-Senses Predict that ‘Spider-Verse’ Will Take the Gold

Opening Up the Oscars: Spidey-Senses Predict that ‘Spider-Verse’ Will Take the Gold

By Alison Myers

February 8, 2019

  If you’re anything like me, then the idea of seeing "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" only began to have some appeal after learning that John Mulaney played a part as "Peter Porker." Of all Marvel characters, Spider-Man has probably been the one most beaten like a dead horse. Between the...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Vice’

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Vice’

By Yixin Song

February 6, 2019

  It was not until the moment in the film that Liz Cheney announced her shift of position on same-sex marriage that "Vice" finally struck me as an intimate record of a personal transformation. “Vice,” a film by director Adam McKay, whose works include “The Big Short” and “Anchorman,”...

Opening Up the Oscars: Nominations Snubs and Surprises

Opening Up the Oscars: Nominations Snubs and Surprises

By Palak Jayswal

January 24, 2019

  The 2019 Oscar Nominations were announced by hosts Kumail Nanijiani and Tracee Ellis Ross on Tuesday morning at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. While the range of films nominated may be widespread, there were quite a few snubs and surprises in various categories this year — especi...

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

By Josh Petersen

January 15, 2019

  Even though the ceremony is not until Feb. 24, Oscars season arrived months ago. Races for the most prestigious categories have already had plenty of ups and downs, as some expected favorites flopped and other underdogs turned into serious contenders. Here are some details to look out for before...

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