Massachusetts Daily Collegian

People that deserve Oscars that haven’t gotten one yet

By Emily Merlino

March 25, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The world of acting is a rough-and-tumble Wild West shootout where only the best and beautiful survive. The ultimate reward for enduring in a town where appearances are everything and one man can make or break your life (Weinstein, anyone?) is...

Oscars night riddled with tasteless and offensive humor

By Elise Martorano

March 6, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the wake of the Oscars, much debate has arisen over the questionable and often downright insulting treatment of some of the stars featured at the ceremony. Only a few minutes after the awards show ended, reputed parody news source T...

Podcast: Oscars in review

By Soren Hough

March 1, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts Multimedia, Arts Podcasts

Collegian Correspondent Soren Hough discusses the 2013 Academy Awards with guest speaker Josh Rosenfield of the University of Rhode Island. Oscars Podcast Part I Oscars Podcast Part II Oscars Podcast Part III Oscars Podcast...

Truth be told, “A Separation” will leave you spellbound and begging for more

By Geoffrey King

March 5, 2012

Filed under Movies

With a remarkable cast and a breathtaking story, “A Separation” seeks the truth in more ways than one. Written, directed and produced by Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation” is a film that takes place in modern day Iran and...

The best and worst-dressed of the 2012 Oscars

By Nia Decaille

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies and Television

With all the elegance and sheer glamor of the affair, it becomes hard to choose best dressed for Academy Awards. The top five celebs that dressed to completely enthrall viewers were Emma Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Angelina Jolie. ...

Oscar worthy, schmoscar worthy

By Katie McKenna

February 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

While watching the Oscars, a friend of mine pointed something out to me: “Have you ever noticed how often movies are nominated that have horses in them?” This was in response to a clip from the Oscar nominated “War Horse” on the screen. Take a moment to think of all the movies yo...

Podcast: Oscar Recap

By Malea Ritz

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts Podcasts

Collegian producers Malea Ritz and Kevin Romani discuss the 84th Academy Awards. Malea and Kevin share their opinions on both the winners and the program itself. Podcast: Oscar Recap Podcast: Oscar Recap Part 2...

The Oscars are a boy’s club

By Victoria Knobloch

February 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

I cried when Kathryn Bigelow won best director for “The Hurt Locker” in 2008. At the time I was still an aspiring filmmaker, and as a woman I was feeling pretty beaten down by the misogynist film nerds I encountered left and right, especially in my fil...

84th Oscar nominations reflect both poor season and selections

By Kevin Romani

January 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Arts Podcasts, Movies

The 84th Oscar nominations were announced two days ago, and the mediocrity of the year in film was evident based on the honored pictures. Looking closely at the nominations, the Academy also revealed just how political they are in their selections. Instead of honoring the truly deserving films that are in t...

“Hugo” and “The Artist” among top of Academy Award nominees

By Chris Shores

January 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Theatre

The nominations for the Academy Awards are officially in, and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” stands at the top of the pack with 11. Right behind with 10 nominations is “The Artist,” the mostly silent black-and-whit...