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Academy Idol 5: Top 9 Results

Circuit Consideration: Hunter McCracken for “The Tree of Life”

For Your Consideration: Best Actor in a Leading Role Film: “The Tree of Life” Director: Terrence Malick Writer: Terrence Malick Realistic Nominations:...

Weekend Openings (December 30-January 1)

New Year’s Eve weekend is a no-show for wide releases, and is even somewhat bare in quantity of limited releases (though quality is a different story).  Let’s...

War Horse (**½)

At its core, War Horse is a heartfelt story about a young man and the bond he creates with a horse who reciprocates that bond.  The film is beautifully shot and looks...

A Separation (****)

Believe the hype, ladies and gentlemen.  Asghar Farhadi’s flawlessly-written and acted domestic drama A Separation really is as amazing as you’ve heard.  The film...

Circuit Consideration: Lynne Ramsay for “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

For Your Consideration: Best Achievement in Directing Film: “We Need to Talk About Kevin” Director: Lynne Ramsay Writer: Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear...

13 Assassins (***½)

I should disclose right off the top that I am no fan of Takashi Miike.  While I know of several very intelligent, legitimate movie buffs who respect him as a director,...

Under the Circuit: Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender Born: April 2nd, 1977 Place: Heidelberg, Germany Major Awards and Citations: BAFTA Awards (2009): Nominated for the Rising Star Award British...

Hugo (**)

It’s one thing to write a negative review of a film with very little passion or originality behind it (The Adjustment Bureau) or a film intent upon making itself...

Project Nim (****)

Oscar-winning director James Marsh’s documentary Man On Wire was an exhilarating and surprisingly emotionally affecting film about one man’s insatiable...

Declaration Of War (***½)

One of the more interesting films I have encountered in recent memory is France’s 2011 selection to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 2012...

American Society of Cinematographers’ Television Nominees

Via Sasha Stone @ Awards Daily HBO Leads Nominations with Programs in All Three Categories Nominees in the one-hour Episodic Television Series/Pilot Category are: David...

Sleeping Beauty (***)

Anyone who describes Julia Leigh’s almost startlingly assured debut film as erotic either hasn’t seen the film or has some seriously deranged kinks, as sexiness is...

Circuit Consideration: Mel Gibson in The Beaver

For Your Consideration – Best Actor – Mel Gibson Film: The Beaver Director: Jodie Foster Screenplay: Kyle Killen Realistic Nominations: None Oscar Scene: The...

Television Midseason Premiere Dates Announced!

The new premiere dates for the midseason shows (Jan. thru May) have finally been announced to the public. I, for one, cannot wait to see what the new series’ have...

Phoenix Film Critics Love ‘The Artist’

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2011 (in alphabetical order) “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Drive” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “My...

Academy “CELEBRATES THE MOVIES” as Poster Art Kicks Off OSCAR® Campaign!

Read the Press Release and See the Full Poster after the jump.

Austin Film Critics Go for ‘Hugo’ and ‘Drive’

Read the Press Release below with the full list of winners: December 28, 2011 (Austin, TX) — The Austin Film Critics Association today announced its 2011 awards,...

Circuit Consideration: Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life

For Your Consideration – Achievement in Directing – Terrence Malick Film: The Tree of Life Director: Terrence Malick Screenplay: Terrence Malick...

The future A-list directors?

My recent article that went up at the site a few weeks ago on the next generation of A-list actors and actresses got me thinking…what about the directing side of...

Re-Thinking ‘The Tree of Life’

In 1992 my wife and I went out to a movie, our first since the birth of our first child Aurora. We were nervous about leaving the baby with a sitter, but knew that this...

Worst TV Shows of the Year: #1

Here we are folks. I have listed Two and a Half Men, The Playboy Club, How to be a Gentleman and H8R as my top 4 worst shows on television this year. Many of you may...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (12/27/2011)

This week we close out the 2011 DVD column with a whimper instead of a bang.  Yes, this week is another one of those down weeks, but luckily it comes after a rather...

Critics Choice Awards Promo!

The Broadcast Film Critics are gearing up for our awards show kick off, the “Critics Choice Awards” airing LIVE on Thursday, January 12th on VH1 and on Super...

Circuit Consideration: Dan Fogelman

For Your Consideration: Best Original Screenplay Film: “Crazy, Stupid, Love” Director: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa Screenplay: Dan Fogelman Realistic...