Recommended Reading: Conan O’Brien, Oscar Villains, and the Fyre Docs

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a tale of two documentaries, the legend of the aged doctor-turned-rapper, some thoughts on the Oscar race, and an enlightening new interview with a comedy […]

Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host in Wake of Anti-Gay Twitter Backlash: 'I Do Not Wish to Be a Distraction'

Kevin Hart is out as host of the Oscars in the wake of an escalating backlash involving the actor/comedian’s homophobic social-media history. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s [sic] … because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so […]

REVIEW: A Star Is Born is NOT a chick-flick – Bradley Cooper deserves an Oscar

Let me be clear none of this in any way detracts from Lady Gaga’s fine, powerful performance as Ally. The film is told through her eyes but its heart – and hers – lie with Bradley Cooper’s beautifully, brutally broken country and blues star Jackson Maine.  Cooper not only plays the tragic eading man, he […]

A Star Is Born review: Lady Gaga will break your heart but is it worth an Oscar?

The bar was already set very high. A Star Is Born has a long and award-laden history in Hollywood. The 1937 Janet Gaynor original was nominated for seven Oscars (winning for Best Original Story), the 1954 Judy Garland had six nominatons and landed its leading lady a Golden Globe. Barbra Streisand’s 1976 version had six […]

A gripping drama on immigration starring the lead of Pixar’s ‘Coco’ could be the sleeper Oscar contender of the fall

Gracie Films “Icebox” is the feature debut for director Daniel Sawka and is based on his award-winning short film that looks at the US immigration policy from the perspective of a migrant young boy trying to get to the US. The short film caught the attention of legendary director/producer James L. Brooks (“The Simpsons,” “Terms […]

‘The Front Runner’ Early Buzz: Hugh Jackman is Oscar Worthy in Robert Altman-esque Political Drama

This weekend the Telluride Film Festival is getting a sneak peek at some of the movies that will be hitting the festival circuit in the coming weeks. A good amount of them had already debuted at the Venice Film Festival this past week, but one that we hadn’t yet heard anything about yet was the […]

Batman: Will Oscar Isaac star in the NEW Batman movie?

Matt Reeve’s The Batman is one of the most anticipated DC Comics adaptations to come. After several failed attempts at reviving the caped crusader in the wake of Christian Bale’s exit, Warner Bros is trying something new. With a standalone Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, a female fronted Birds of Prey movie with Margot Robbie, […]

‘Operation Finale’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac Hunts Nazis

A tense, and final, Operation Finale trailer presents the true story of the Mossad’s hunt for, and capture of, Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann. Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley star, and based on this trailer, both of them are acting their heads off, to the point that it might end up giving you anxiety. Watch the Operation Finale trailer below. […]