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Oscar and Lucinda
"...but all bets are off when it comes to Oscar and Lucinda. An eccentric, idiosyncratic story about glass, love,..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar Shorts 2020
Best of the Oscar animated and live-action shorts
"...Catch all the Oscar-nominated Animated and Live-Action short films in one package (you'll..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A
Let the voting begin
"...through clearly in these five contenders for this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Two of the shorts –..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
Short films come in nice packages.
"...This year’s quintet of Oscar-nominated, live-action short films is, as ever, a mixed bag..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated
This year's Academy-loved cartoons push the boundaries of the medium
"...When it comes to this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts, the clear front runner before voting even..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Compassion, grace, and humor distinguish the Oscar hopefuls
"...Remember the lull in your Oscar party back in the Stone Age when the room..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Oscar Shorts 1993
"...When casting your vote every year in the office Oscar pool, the categories of documentary and live-action shorts are..."

March 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
Cartoon creations from Kobe to Goldilocks
"...It wouldn’t be a normal Oscar free-for-all if Pixar didn’t show up with something to..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls
"...circuit cable of the dark heart through these five Oscar-nominated short docs, it’s love. A many splendored thing, yes,..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A
Breaion King arrest doc heads up the Oscar short list
"...In the Oscar-nominated "Traffic Stop" by Kate Davis, what King went through..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Don Hertzfeldt Snags Oscar Nomination
“World of Tomorrow” continues to amaze
"...animator Don Herzfeldt's film, “World of Tomorrow,” for an Oscar in the Best Short (Animated) category...."

Jan. 14, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation
Five works of superior, ambitious animation.
"...seven minutes each), they can be overwhelming. This year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts mostly run longer than 10 minutes, making..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentaries, Program A
Three remarkable stories of people's reaction to oppression.
"...The three Oscar-nominated short films grouped in this program tell remarkable stories..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
Childhood, aging, and geographic diversity are common themes in these dramas from around the world.
"...More than any other Oscar category, shorts recognize the talents of filmmakers who also..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

2021 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Great performances bolster this year's Academy nominees
"...If you make time for one Oscar-nominated narrative short this year, make it "The Present." It’s..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Selome Hailu

Agliff Oscar Night Party
"...Directed by: Various. aGLIFF Oscar Night Party presents a live broadcast of the 73rd..."

March 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Programs A & B
"...through clearly in these five contenders for this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Two of the shorts –..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oscar Brockett
Remembering the world's foremost theatre historian
"...as apt a one as you'll find to describe Oscar Brockett, who was world-class on both counts. As a..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Universal insights into unique stories
"...get a leg up on your competitors in your Oscar pool – you’ll find rewards greater than potential gambling..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Five true stories of a world in turmoil
"...young age – including writing the music for the Oscar-winning Green Book – but here he reframes his individual..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation
Be ready for your office Oscar pool when it rolls around later this month.
"...The unfortunate side effect of corralling all the Oscar-nominated shorts into one showcase is that the individual films..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar by Oscar
"...No, this isn't the Harry Knowles Oscar column. This is far from the Ain't It Cool..."

March 20, 1998 Screens Column by Barbara Chisholm

Theatre's Great Historian The Essential Oscar
"...the American Society for Theatre Research. He is the Oscar G. Brockett. Although you may never have seen him,..."

Dec. 8, 1995 Arts Feature

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Award short list is predictable in form and content
"...there may be surprises among the other categories of Oscar nominations this year, the five entries in the documentary..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The also-rans are as good as this year's animated nominees
"...Would it be the annual animated Oscars shorts collection without a Disney short? This year, it's..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B
Be the most knowledgeable voter at your Oscar party
"...through clearly in these five contenders for this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Two of the shorts –..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Form an opinion instead of guessing what will win this category
"...“Ave Maria,” the current odds-on favorite to win the Oscar. Set in the West Bank, the short film is..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Murdering Oscar
A brief conversation with Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers
"...Off the Record: Your new solo album Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) was a long time in..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Oscar's No Slouch
Mayor's Book Club picks Casares' Amigoland
"...in attendance at City Hall. Then again, Amigoland author Oscar Casares didn't have very far to travel: The critically..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Oscar-glow
Tv Eye
"...There we were on Oscar Night, the five of us designated as "TV Eye"..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

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