Gian Barbarona Picks and Predictions for 2016 Oscars
By GIAN BARBARONA Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—In just a few hours, the 88th Academy Awards will conclude awards season recognition of some of the remarkable achievements film has had in 2015. Despite contest and controversy, this year’s crop of nominees has been one of the best. Distinct a [...]
Garish ‘Gatsby’ Less Than Great
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Classic literature goes to candyland in this crazily colorful fever-dream fantasy version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Director Baz Luhrmann has transformed the author’s noirishly bitter jazz-age period piece into a brazenly bizar [...]