In the Bedroom:

Do you know what it feels like to have loved and lost? Or, to have something or someone close to your heart vanish in a blink of an eye, as the promise of love is taken from your possession? Todd Field’s directing debut is very much about effect of loss, coping with absence, managing anger,… Continue reading In the Bedroom:

Oscar loves Chicago

The Oscar nominations were released with traditional pomp and show in Los Angeles last Tuesday. Chicago led the pack with 13 nominations this year including a nomination for Best Picture. Gangs of New York lagged behind the remake of the Fosse classic by nabbing 10 nominations. The Hours topped the list off with 9 nominations.… Continue reading Oscar loves Chicago

14 Hours in an AMC Movie Theater

For several years now, AMC (which coincidentally stands for American Multi-Cinema) holds an event called “Best Picture Showcase” the day before the Oscars. As background, the Best Picture title is basically the most coveted award handed out on Oscar night (held on February 22nd), perhaps the biggest night in Hollywood. The AMC “Best Picture Showcase”… Continue reading 14 Hours in an AMC Movie Theater

Hollywood Visits the 2006 HBS Entertainment and Media Conference

The 2006 Academy Awards symbolized the thriving independent film sector over the past two decades of American cinema. Four of the five films nominated for Best Picture were made independently: “Crash,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Capote,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” They represented a body of work distinctive from the dominant, mainstream Hollywood film genre. These… Continue reading Hollywood Visits the 2006 HBS Entertainment and Media Conference