March 6, 2006 Day to Day critic Andrew Wallenstein says that but for a spirited award acceptance by the Three 6 Mafia, this year's Oscars show left some things to be desired: namely entertainment. Crash scored an upset for best picture, topping odds-on favorite Brokeback Mountain.
March 4, 2006 This year, there are only three entries in the Academy Awards' best song category. It's only the second time in Oscar history that just three songs were nominated. Murray Horwitz, director of the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, talks about this year's nominees.
March 2, 2006 There are some genuinely thrilling moments contained in the five movies nominated this year for a best picture Academy Award. There is not, however, a single sincere laugh, notes Jacob Ganz. He offers the case for a comedy category.
March 1, 2006 Who's Alan Smithee and why has he made so many movies? When is a martini not a martini? Camera operator and film industry veteran Dave Knox explains these terms and more. Knox is the author of an insider's guide to film slang, Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde.