The Independent Spirit Awards acted as a dress rehearsal for the Oscars, honoring worthy films that not many people have seen
The Core List
Gravitas and Gravity: Why the Science-Fiction Epic Won’t Win Best Picture at the Oscars
All the triumphs of Alfonso Cuarón’s visionary achievement are the same reasons the Academy is unlikely to choose it
Will Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Ride Again?
Tarantino may shoot his Western movie after all, which should please anyone who’s dared to read the script
Does Anyone in the U.S. Still Go to Foreign Films? Yes. Indians!
But Hindi-language movies aren’t “foreign” to them. Is the subtitle-reading audience finally extinct?
Oscar Nominations: Slave Tussles With Hustle
We track the honored and the ignored, the snubs and flubs, in all the top categories
The 2014 Golden Globes: Who’ll Win? Who Should?
It’s shaping up to be a slap-down between Slave, Gravity, Wolf and Hustle
Critics Say 12 Years a Slave Has Already Swept the Oscars — But Will It?
If critics picked the Academy Awards, the race would be over. Too bad they don’t vote for the Oscars.
The Fabulous Confetti Fête: A Times Square New Year’s Eve
A tribute to the Dispersal Engineers who toss the tons of festive paper that bedeck a million revelers
Golden Globe Nominations: Hustle and Slave Lead the Star Parade
The HFPA certifies the movie faves, rescues Robert Redford, gives indie actresses a boost and — oh, no! — ignores Oprah
Critics Awards 2: Judgment Daze
With six groups having voted, ’12 Years a Slave’ is in the lead, and Cate Blanchett looks like a lock