Oscar Circuit: “Right Category, Right Time”

Cannes is over.  We have a possible Best Picture contender in Michael Haneke’s Amour, which you can see added to the Oscar Tracker.  In the past month, trailers for big Oscar contenders have dropped like Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and even as late as yesterday with Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables.  Any talk circling […]

Circuit 3: Morgan Freeman

On Friday, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will celebrate his 75th birthday. The veteran actor/narrator/producer/director was born June 1st, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee, the youngest of four children. His family never stayed in one place long while he was growing up, moving frequently from Tennessee, to Mississippi, to Indiana, and Illinois. After serving as a mechanic in the […]

Awards Profile: Amour

Directed by: Michael Haneke Written by: Michael Haneke Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Alexandre Tharaud Synopsis (Courtesy of IMDB): Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The […]

Awards Profile: ParaNorman

Directed by: Chris Butler and Sam Fell Written by: Chris Butler. Cast (Voices of): Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Stritch, Tempestt Bledsoe, Hannah Noyes. Synopsis (Courtesy of Focus Features): The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with […]