Posts by Mallory Pickard

No Competition for Avatar in Visual Effects

There are three nominees for Best Visual Effects, but there might as well only be one. While "Star Trek" and "District 9" both have their merits, Mallory Pickard discusses the revolutionary technology that James Cameron patented for "Avatar" which could change movies forever.

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Pickard: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ is a Winner

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is his career masterpiece, Mallory Pickard writes. She closely examines the themes of this unique film and discusses Tarantino's choices in altering history and spelling. Pickard sees great things for the historical fiction tale on Oscar night.

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‘Up in the Air’ is Truly a Film for Our Times

In these trying times, "Up in the Air" is a perfect film for this era and deserves multiple Oscars, Mallory Pickard writes. It's the favorite for Best Adapted Screenplay, and may get recognition for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director.

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Can JJ Abrams Fly ‘Star Trek’ to Planet Oscar?

JJ Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise and made last summer's film a box office blockbuster. Now, with 10 Oscar nominees for Best Picture, some are saying the movie could boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before. Mallory Pickard takes a closer look.

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‘Inglourious’ Femme Fatales Get Oscar Look

Brad Pitt may headline "Inglourious Basterds," but the Quentin Tarantino flick has fantastic performances from Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent. Both women should get Oscar consideration, says Mallory Pickard, for their portrayals of femme fatales in Nazi Germany.

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