• 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: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor,...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 is...

  • 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 Realistic Nominations:...

  • 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...

  • 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 Independent Film...

  • 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...

  • 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 desire to overcome the most...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 first...

  • 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...

  • 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 Week With Marilyn” “Super...

  • 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...