"Let's Talk Oscars: The Franco-Rogen bit deserves a dissertation," by Troy Patterson, Dana Stevens, and Seth Stevenson. Posted Feb. 23, 2009.
"Oscar Fashion Report Card: The Cotillard effect, the bead brigade, and the best dress you didn't see on television," by Amanda Fortini and Julia Turner. Posted Feb. 23, 2009.
"What Does a Hollywood Producer Do, Exactly? Everything—and nothing," by Ian Crouch. Posted Feb. 19, 2009.
"Captain Charisma: How Mickey Rourke became irresistible again," by Dana Stevens. Posted Feb. 19, 2009.
"Kill the Carpetbagger: The case against the New York Times' saturation Oscar coverage," by Timothy Noah. Posted Feb. 18, 2009.
"Great Book, Bad Movie: How Hollywood ruins novels," by Willing Davidson. Posted Feb. 17, 2009.
"Don't Give an Oscar to The Reader: We don't need another 'redemptive' Holocaust movie," by Ron Rosenbaum. Posted Feb. 9, 2009.
"The Batman Goes Bananas: Does being a jerk prevent you from winning an Oscar?" by Dana Stevens. Posted Feb. 6, 2009.
"It Girl(s): The three sides of Anne Hathaway," by Dana Stevens. Posted Jan. 30, 2009.
"What, Exactly, Is Slumdog Millionaire?: Is it a) a portrait of the real India, b) a Bollywood-style melodrama, c) a fairy tale, or d) a stylishly shot collection of clichés?"
by Dennis Lim. Posted Jan. 26, 2009.
"Why Is Philip Seymour Hoffman a 'Supporting Actor'?: Your Oscar questions, answered." Posted Jan. 22, 2009.
"Depressed Suburban Nazi Backward-Agers: Valkyrie, The Curious Case of BenjaminButton, and Revolutionary Road reviewed," by Dana Stevens. Posted Dec. 23, 2008.
"Must Love Nazis: Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet find doomed romance in The Reader," by Dana Stevens. Posted Dec. 11, 2008.
"Battle of the Foreheads: Frost/Nixon reviewed," by Dana Stevens. Posted Dec. 4, 2008.
"Fresh Milk: Gus Van Sant's biopic of the gay activist is vibrantly alive," by Dana Stevens. Posted Nov. 26, 2008.
" 'Harvey Would Have Opened It in October': Could Milk have changed the Prop 8 vote?" by Dennis Lim. Posted Nov. 26, 2008.
" Slumdog Millionaire: Danny Boyle's irresistible hokum," by Dana Stevens. Posted Nov. 13, 2008.
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