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My friend and fellow critic Susan Wloszczyna is covering the run-up to the Oscars for Women and Hollywood, and I particularly appreciated her thoughtful essay on the prospects for women nominees this year. Noting that only one woman has ever […]

In this charming story, a man finds his life transformed by a robot pet.

One of the most touching moments of the Oscars was the award for a documentary short called “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.”  It is the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who died […]

Highlights of the Oscar award show: Ellen DeGeneres was a great host, funny and irreverent but respectful of the event and the fans.  The photo that brought down Twitter was a hoot.  But the pizza thing was not so great. […]

My friend John Hanlon has a thoughtful piece on CNN.com about the way the Oscars and other movie awards overlook stories about young people and performances by actors in their teens and twenties. It’s unfortunate but undeniable that award shows […]

You can vote for your own Oscar favorites on Rotten Tomatoes. And you can see how your pick compare with fans across the country.

My friends at Rogerebert.com wrote brief essays paying tribute to the Oscar nominees selected as the favorites by visitors to the site, continuing Roger’s beloved “If We Picked the Winners” tradition.

For the first time ever, the Motion Picture Academy has disqualified a nominee for ethical reasons.  The nomination of “Alone Yet Not Alone” as best song came as a surprise.  Most people had not heard of the song or the […]

This year’s Oscar nominees were announced this morning. I’m sorry to see “Inside LLewyn Davis,” “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Enough Said” overlooked and I really wanted to see Scarlett Johansson get a nomination for “Her,” but […]