• Sundance Film Festival unveils its 2012 Competition Lineup!

    I always eagerly wait the announcement of the slate of films to play at Sundance, as it usually contains the next indie darling of next...

  • Trailer: Shame (Red Band)

    This definitely gives a sense of the harder nature of the film and certainly is Not Safe For Work…

  • Pitt Leaps in the Oscar Race with Earnest

    Up until the announcement of the New York Film Critics Awards, Brad Pitt had been fairly low on my radar in the Best Actor race....

  • Under the Circuit: Ellen Barkin

    Ellen Barkin Born: April 16th, 1954 Place: New York City, New York Major Awards and Citations: Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1997): Won Best Supporting Actress for...

  • Scorsese and “Hugo” – Taking it Seriously

    Just a few weeks ago, no one was really talking Hugo (2011) or Martin Scorsese as threats in the Oscar race, but after the film’s release,...

  • Carnage (***)

    Roman Polanski has created some of the most heart-wrenching and prolific films of the past four decades.  In his newest film, Carnage, Polanski examines two...

  • Oscar Circuit: What Happened Today?

    They bitched, they moaned, and after all this about David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo not being screened in time, the New York...

  • Could “The Help” Win Best Picture?

    You bet it could. The film opened back in the summer and was very successful at the box office, along with critics and audiences, maintaining...

  • The Artist (****)

    When witnessing the evolution of film, it’s hard to grasp how it went from a seemingly simple concept of silent imagery into a loud, uproarious third dimension...

  • The Artist wins NYFCC Best Picture!!!!

    All winners are below! @NYFCC2011 Official Twitter of the 2011 New York Film Critics Circle http://www.nyfcc.com/ Best Picture – The Artist!!!! Best Cinematography – The...

  • Independent Spirit Award Nominations

    Best Feature: 50/50 Beginners Drive Take Shelter The Artist The Descendants Best Director category: Mike Mills (Beginners) Nicholas W Refn ( Drive) Jeff Nichols (Take...

  • Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (11/29/2011)

    This week there’s a pretty big slate of movies hitting shelves for your purchasing/viewing pleasure.  It’s been a number of weeks since this many films...

  • 2011 Gotham Award Winners!

    Are we underway now?  If so, we start the 2011 Oscar season with a TIE?!?!?! Yep.  A tie.  Between two films that could not be...

  • Editor: NYFCC Predictions

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The critics are about to dish out their favorite films of 2011 and what year it has...

  • R.I.P. Ken Russell

    Filmmaker Ken Russell passed away today, and I wanted to make sure mention was made of this on the site.  He may not be the...

  • New York Film Critics Circle History and Preview

    Originating in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) have been a noteworthy player in the precursor Oscar season.  When reviewing their own website,...

  • Independent Spirit Awards Preview

    The Independent Spirt Award nominations are fast approaching and they’re one of my very favorite awards of the season.  Besides being s slightly edgier show,...

  • Snippet Reviews (Multiple Films)

    Martha Marcy May Marlene (***) Helmed by a powerful lead performance by Elizabeth Olsen, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene dribbles right on the edge...