Steven Spielberg’s fight against Netflix

From within the upper echelons of Hollywood, a campaign has been mounted against the ever-growing streaming giant Netflix. Recently, director Steven Spielberg has upped the ante on his attempt to block Netflix-produced films from being considered for Academy Awards. He plans to propose changes to the criteria that films must abide by in order to be […]

Ryan Gosling: From heartthrob to astronaut

From his early childhood, Ryan Gosling has been destined for the big screen. Gosling rose to prominence after his time on the Disney Channel’s star-producing show, “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” (1989–94), and arguably has never left the spotlight since then. With his role as Neil Armstrong in “First Man” receiving critical acclaim, now is […]

2018 Oscar-nominated animated short films exhibit diversity in technique, theme

Throughout late February and early March, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston screens all 2018 Oscar-nominated short films. On Feb. 17 and 18, The ICA presented this year’s five nominated animated short films, and will show them again on March 4 and March 11. As is the case every year, these Oscar-nominated shorts […]

Oscar nominations are a refreshing, necessary change of pace

While last week’s Academy Award nominations brought the usual tumult of snubs and surprises that moviegoers love to argue over year after year, something about them felt different. Perhaps because Hollywood has been doing some much needed self-reflection in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements (not forgetting #OscarsSoWhite of 2015 and 2016), or […]

Oscars 2017 try and fail for a year without controversy

On Sunday night, just as it seemed like #OscarsSoWhite was rearing its head once more in a final, predictable best picture win for “La La Land” (2016), the film’s producer Jordan Horowitz said, “There’s a mistake,” before revealing the greatest gaffe in Academy Awards history: “Moonlight” (2016) had actually won the award. Thanks, Bonnie and Clyde. […]

Celebrities light up the Academy Awards red carpet

As highly anticipated as the Oscar winners are, the fashion and red carpet trends at the Academy Awards are iconic, fascinating and divisive in their own right. Here are the highlights from this year’s celebrity looks on the Oscars’ red carpet. Several trends emerged at this year’s Oscars, but the trend of the night was, […]

Daily’s 2017 Oscar Predictions: What to expect on Sunday night If one were to summarize the 2017 awards season with one word, it might as well be agitating. The season revealed the film industry’s own hypocrisy by failing to keep the promises it made at last year’s ceremony. From the racial controversy that followed “La La Land” (2016) to the questionable nominations of Casey Affleck […]

Cold weather cinema: fall/winter film preview

If the rapidly approaching winter has you feeling down, look no further than your local movie theater. From science fiction blockbusters to bleak dramas and a feel-good Disney flick, there’s something for everyone as fall sets in and winter approaches. Here are the top picks of the season: “Doctor Strange,” Nov. 4 From “Sinister” (2012) director […]

Oscar hopefuls hit theaters

At long last, fall is here and while this arts editor is as excited as the next student for seasonal drinks and darker shades of lipstick, there is another, more exhilarating phenomenon that is simultaneously coming up. No, not cuffing season — Oscar season. While any film released in the previous calendar year is eligible […]

Top 10 ways to prepare for the Oscars without watching the movies

It’s the end of February and you’re sitting quietly in Carmichael, scrolling through Facebook and looking back on the month you’ve wasted reading “Beyoncé think pieces” and regretting Winter Ball. Suddenly, a gif of Jennifer Lawrence shows up on your timeline and it hits you: the Oscars are next week, and you haven’t seen any […]