What will win, and what should win, at the 2020 Oscars

Disregard the headline above. Or half of it, anyway. We actually don’t know what will win at the Oscars this Sunday. No one does—not even the Academy, apparently, which oddly tweeted out its own predictions a few days ago, leaving some to wonder if it hadn’t accidentally leaked the real results. Honestly, just pasting… Read

Bobby Lopez incorporated traditional Scandinavian music into the songs of Frozen 2

There’s a reason that people can’t get the songs of Frozen and Frozen 2 out of their heads: Many of their tunes were inspired by the age-old practice of kulning, a traditional Scandinavian form of singing used for livestock herding. The journey from a literal cattle call to a pop song may seem like an

Netflix Denies Spending Over $100 Million on Oscar Campaigns for ‘Irishman’ and More

A new report from The Wall Street Journal is stirring up buzz over Netflix’s gargantuan spending on Oscar campaigns for its 2019-20 awards titles, including Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes,” and more. With 24 Oscar nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, Netflix is the most nominated studio of

‘American Factory’ Oscar Nominee Julia Reichert’s Documentary Career Runs Deep — Video

The Netflix nonfiction film “American Factory” has a solid shot at picking up the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award come February 9. That means that co-director Julia Reichert, who made the film alongside Steven Bognar, could take home her first Oscar after four nominations dating back to 1976’s “Union Maids.” Here, IndieWire shares an exclusive

Ford V Ferrari makes happy dads out of us all

In honor of the fast-approaching 92nd Academy Awards, airing Sunday, February 9, Film Club is taking a break from covering this week’s film releases to look back at the Best Picture nominees we didn’t cover last year. Yesterday, we hit Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood and Joker. For this week’s final episode, A.A. Dowd… Read

Quentin Tarantino finally made his hangout movie—and it gets better the more you hang with it

In honor of the fast-approaching 92nd Academy Awards, airing Sunday, February 9, Film Club is taking a break from covering this week’s film releases (do we really need to cover The Gentlemen?) to look back at the Best Picture nominees we didn’t cover last year. First up, our critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife discuss…

Joke’s on us: The biggest (and most disappointing) surprises from the 2020 Oscar nominations

They rule the box office and dominate the cultural conversation. Now, superheroes have come for award season, too. One year after Black Panther racked up a bunch of Oscar nods in categories major and technical, any lingering genre bias against cape-and-cowl fare appears to have disappeared on the wind like the ashen… Read more… Source

How Holiday Box Office Changed the Oscar Race — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

When much of the world went on holiday at the end of 2019, the movies were waiting for them. The performance of several highly-anticipated December releases tell a compelling story. Yes, of course “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” sped toward a $400 million gross by the start of the year. But the box office

Here's how The Lion King created its photorealistic lions

Rob Legato is kind of a big deal in the cinematic VFX world. He’s won three Oscars and worked on everything from Titanic to The Wolf Of Wall Street. Over the past couple of years, a good portion of his time has been devoted to acting as the Visual Effects Supervisor on Disney’s “live action”

The 11 Movies Still to Come That Could Disrupt the Oscar Race

The Oscar race often takes a more concrete shape following the three major fall film festivals (Venice, Telluride, and Toronto), and this year is certainly no exception. Movies such as “Marriage Story,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Parasite,” and “Jojo Rabbit” are Best Picture contenders, while performances by Adam Driver, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, and Scarlett Johansson