March 4, 2014
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: 12 Years a Slave, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and More
This week on home video, we've got the newly christened Best Picture Oscar winner, as well as a Wong Kar-wai biopic that was itself nominated for two Academy Awards. Then, we've got the next installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, Spike Lee's remake of a South Korean cult classic, and some notable releases in TV. Read on for more details.
March 3, 2014
RT's 2014 Oscar Picks - Results
The Academy Awards have come and gone, which means it's time to check in on our own Oscar predictions and see which of them came true. We fared better than usual this year, successfully naming 20 of the 24 winners in last night's ceremony. Take a look at the final tally, and let us know how well you did.
February 28, 2014
2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners
The 29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Saturday March 1, 2014, in a ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt at a beach luncheon in Santa Monica. 12 Years A Slave took home the big one this year with additional wins in various other categories including Best Director. The event will be broadcast on IFC tonight at 10pmET/7pmPT. See the full list of results below.
February 27, 2014
RT's 2014 Oscar Picks
Every year, we at Rotten Tomatoes sit in a room and try to pick who's going to win what at the Academy Awards. And every year, when Monday rolls around, we're frustrated, stunned, hurt -- we run the whole gamut of emotions, but one thing is clear: we didn't have any idea who would win. So why do we continue to apply scientific theories to our predictions, knowing that the whole process is as futile as guessing who will win the NFC East next year? Because we must. Without further ado, we present the RT editors' picks for the 86th Academy Awards. Take this list with a grain -- nay, a shaker -- of salt.
February 18, 2014
Now Streaming: 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, and More
This week in streaming video, we've got a couple of heavy-hitting Oscar contenders, Spike Lee's remake of a widely admired cult thriller from South Korea, and an entertaining documentary about the intersection of pop culture and ideology. Read on for the full list.
January 16, 2014
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Winners
12 Years a Slave and American Hustle tied for the most Critics Choice awards nominations with 13 each, and while the former did pick up three -- including Best Picture -- and the latter nabbed four of its own, it was Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller that went home with the most hardware, winning in seven of the categories for which it was nominated. Read on for the full list of winners.
January 16, 2014
Total Recall: The 2014 Best Picture Nominees
Awards season is in full swing, and film fans everywhere are either debating their picks for who's about to win or arguing over those who've already won. That goes double for us at RT, and to celebrate our annual embrace of Oscar fever, we've decided to dedicate this week's list to the films getting ready to duke it out for this year's Best Picture Academy Award. With room for real-life stories, a little romance, a few songs, some hard-hitting drama, and even some action and/or comedy, this year's batch of nominees is certainly an eclectic bunch -- so let's take a look at them all, reminisce about how many we've seen, and then hit the comments section to weigh in on their odds of winning come February 24. It's time for Total Recall!
January 16, 2014
Meet the 2014 Oscar Nominees
With the 2014 Academy Award Nominations announced, what better moment to take a look back at some of our recent interviews with the major filmmakers and stars behind the movies? We round-up interviews with the people behind 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, American Hustle and many more.
November 4, 2013
The 25 Breakout Stars of 2013
From futuristic kid soldiers to teen princesses on the lam, charismatic cats to harrowing slave performances, here are 25 stars who 2013 will be remembered for.
October 24, 2013
Gotham Independent Film Awards 2013 Nominations
We've still got a couple of months to go in 2013, but awards season is officially shifting into gear with the announcement of nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Spanning categories ranging from Breakthrough Actor to Best Feature, the Gotham Awards honors outstanding achievements in filmmaking outside of the big studio system. The winners will be announced on December 2, but you can see the full list of nominees here.
October 17, 2013
Interview: Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor talk 12 Years a Slave
Already one of 2013's most critically-acclaimed films -- and an early Oscar frontrunner, for those that keep track of such things -- Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave depicts the grim true story of Solomon Northrup, a free, educated black man who was kidnapped and sold into a life of slavery on a southern plantation -- a seemingly hopeless ordeal that he suffered with considerable resolve. The film opens in limited engagement this week, and we had the opportunity to speak with both McQueen and his star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who portrays Northrup in a remarkable performance of dignity and despair.
First up, here's McQueen on the movie's origins, his methods, and his attentiveness to power of the image.
September 15, 2013
Toronto 2013: Critics' Scorecard
Arriving at a key moment in the movie year, the Toronto International Film Festival heralds the onset of Awards Season, with hundreds of films -- from Cannes smashes, festival darlings and left-field debuts -- mingling with Hollywood's prestige hopefuls. TIFF can confirm the trajectory of critical heavy-hitters (Blue is the Warmest Color, Gravity), highlight future cult favorites (Under the Skin, The Double) and, of course, crown the unofficial front-runner in the forthcoming Oscar race (that'll be 12 Years A Slave). Here's a look at how the critics have responded to the more notable films that played at the festival. (Where reviews are available.)
September 15, 2013
2013 TIFF Award Winners
Toronto -- Director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave has taken out the People's Choice Award for Best Film at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival. The breathlessly-reviewed slavery drama, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt, has already been heralded by some pundits as a lock for a Best Picture nomination come Oscar time, and the TIFF win only confirms its early lead in the awards season race.