Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Theory of Everything

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

This week’s installment of our The Road To Oscar series spotlights a first-time Oscar nominated composer, a three-time production designer nominee, and a costume designer who has now amassed 11 nominations and three Academy Award wins thus far in her career....

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Oscar envelopes have been full of surprises over the years, yet one pattern persists: academy voters are moved by affliction.

From 1988 to 1997, eight of the best actor winners had played a character with a mental or physical disability or disease....

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

It’s been a gratifying awards season for writer/producer Anthony McCarten who last month earned his first career Oscar nominations--Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay--on the strength of The...

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

The backstage farce “Birdman” topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category.

Keaton led the “Birdman” cast,...

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Cinematographer Benoit Delhomme’s first collaboration with director James Marsh (a Best Feature Documentary Oscar winner in 2009 for Man On Wire) has yielded The Theory of Everything...

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Twice in two years, Felicity Jones has stood out playing women who refuse to be relegated to mere supporting roles in the biopics of great men.

In last year's "The Invisible Woman," Jones portrayed the illicit, long-term love of Charles Dickens. In...

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Time is relative, especially for young actors tasked with playing brilliant theoretical physicists.

Eddie Redmayne estimates that the euphoria of being cast as Stephen Hawking for the film "The Theory of Everything" lasted a millisecond. Then came...

Monday, Sep. 8, 2014

In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks.

"Oh, dear. Scientists."

So could the reaction be confronting this...