15 Oscar nominees to be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
 
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15 Oscar nominees to be honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Published on January 16, 2014 | by Larry Richman

Last week I posted the complete film lineup for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which has been one of my favorites since I began covering festivals almost a decade ago. I attended SBIFF for a number of…

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Nine Foreign Language Films Shortlisted for Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards
 
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Nine Foreign Language Films Shortlisted for Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards

Published on December 20, 2013 | by Larry Richman

Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist of nine movies from the pool of 76 entries eligible for the Foreign Language Film category at the Academy…

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Library of Congress adds 25 movies to National Film Registry for 2013
 
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Library of Congress adds 25 movies to National Film Registry for 2013

Published on December 18, 2013 | by Larry Richman

The National Film Preservation Board of the U.S. Library of Congress has announced the 25 movies chosen for the National Film Registry for 2013. The National Film Preservation Board…

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2014 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations
 
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2014 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

Published on December 18, 2013 | by Larry Richman

Of all the organizations doling out awards and nominations over the past few weeks, one of the more prestigious groups is the London Critics' Circle, which announced their nominations for…

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2014 Berlin International Film Festival Competition, Berlinale Special films announced
 
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2014 Berlin International Film Festival Competition, Berlinale Special films announced

Published on December 18, 2013 | by Larry Richman

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) takes place from February 6-16, 2014 at the Berlinale Palast in Germany. Seven films in the Competition section were announced today,…

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2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Winners
 
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2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Winners

Published on December 17, 2013 | by Larry Richman

The critics groups continue to weigh in with their picks for the best of 2013. Tonight the 17th Annual TFCA Awards were announced by the Toronto Film Critics Association. Established in…

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289 Feature Films Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards
 
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289 Feature Films Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards

Published on December 16, 2013 | by Larry Richman

289 feature films from 2013 are eligible for the Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live…

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75 Original Songs Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards
 
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75 Original Songs Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards

Published on December 16, 2013 | by Larry Richman

Last week we posted the 114 eligible Original Scores for the 86th Oscars. Today the Academy released the shortlist of 75 songs eligible for nominations in the Original Song category. The 86th Academy Awards®…

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2013 BFCA Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations
 
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2013 BFCA Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations

Published on December 16, 2013 | by Larry Richman

The Broadcast Film Critics Association's (BFCA) Critics' Choice Movie Awards are well-known to the public not just for the fact that they are seen on national television but also because they're…

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2013 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards Winners
 
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2013 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

Published on December 16, 2013 | by Larry Richman

Don't relax just yet -- there are plenty of awards still being announced. Over the last few weeks we posted a number of major organizations' winners and nominees. Now the San Francisco Film…

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2014 AACTA International Awards Nominations
 
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2014 AACTA International Awards Nominations

Published on December 14, 2013 | by Larry Richman

As the end of year movie honors are rolled out, cinephiles shouldn't forget the contributions of our friends downunder, where many of America's blockbusters are shot and which is home to many…

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2013 African-American Film Critics Association Awards Winners
 
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2013 African-American Film Critics Association Awards Winners

Published on December 13, 2013 | by Larry Richman

The African-American Film Critics Association has selected its honorees for the best in motion pictures this year. AAFCA members are a geographically diverse cross-section of journalists,…

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Films falling through the awards cracks: “Mud”...Where did our love go?
 
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Films falling through the awards cracks: “Mud”...Where did our love go?

Published on December 13, 2013 | by Larry Richman

In an excellent feature today on the Tribeca Film Festival website, Karen Kemmerle asks, "Why Has Everyone Forgotten About Mud?" She points out that the movie has a near-perfect 98% rating…

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2013 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Nominations
 
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2013 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Nominations

Published on December 13, 2013 | by Larry Richman

One of the last major critics' organizations to weigh in with their awards each year is the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA). This group is made up of print, electronic, and online…

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114 Original Scores Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards
 
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114 Original Scores Eligible for Oscars at 2014 Academy Awards

Published on December 12, 2013 | by Larry Richman

114 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture…

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