Carol, Tangerine, and The Danish Girl nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

The nominations for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, highlighting many of the films the Academy overlooked this year when it came to Oscar nominations. Despite being one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, Carol was under-represented in this year’s Oscar nominations, but that doesn’t come…

By mostly snubbing Carol, the Oscars continue to exclude queer cinema

Thursday morning’s Oscar nominations were more notable for who they left out than the group of names included. The announcement was a list of the usual suspects: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, and Mark Ruffalo. Notably absent from the pool was any actor of color—the second year in a row that the…

National Society Of Film Critics quits messing around, names Spotlight best film

Awards season is well underway, with the Golden Globes less than a week away and Chris Rock champing at the bit—or at least, grinning at the camera—to return to his Oscar-hosting duties. But the National Society Of Film Critics, never one to be rushed (or swayed) to judgment, has only recently gotten around to handing…

The 20 best films of 2015

Every year is a good year for movies, provided you’re willing to wander a little off the beaten path. But in 2015, it was hard to go more than a few steps without hitting something major, something essential. More even than usual, the year’s best films took different shapes, sizes, and routes to eyeballs. Multiplexes…

Critics’ Choice Awards also thought Mad Max kicked ass, nominate it for 13 awards

Almost every year, there’s a couple of big award-bait movies that most people agree are really good, even though their lack of explosions make them a little boring. As nobody could’ve possibly predicted, that movie this year is Mad Max: Fury Road, even though instead of most people agreeing that it’s “really good,”…

The best film scenes of 2015

Not every great movie has a standout great scene, just as not every great scene comes from a great movie. That’s our convoluted way of saying that The A.V. Club looked both high and low for the best scenes of 2015, culling from a whole spectrum of films—some likely to appear on this week’s best-movies-of-the-year…

John Waters loved Kenneth Branagh’s recent Cinderella adaptation

Each December, Artforum asks cult director John Waters to compile a list of his favorite films of the past 12 months, and this year he has responded with an eclectic roundup of both mainstream and indie selections. Topping Waters’ 2015 list is Andreas Horvath’s apparently unflattering documentary Helmut Berger, Actor …