“Argo” having a sneak screening at Telluride TODAY!

The Telluride Film Festival is getting underway as you’re reading this, and we can now confirm earlier reports that one of the annual surprise screenings at the fest is going to be ‘Argo’. The Playlist has reported here that Ben Affleck’s third directorial outing is getting a spot there before its “official” debut in Toronto. […]

Around the Circuit: 8/25 – 8/31

It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related. Link of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon brings us a Fall movie preview, […]

Short Subject Documentary Film Entries Due September 4th for the 2012 Oscars

Here is more information on the deadline to submit your short subject documentary, you know, in case you have one and want to win an Oscar for it: Beverly Hills, CA –Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork to the Academy […]

2016: Obama’s America (*)

I know that there’s plenty of people who will disregard my take on this documentary due to my politics, but that shouldn’t matter. Yes, I’m a registered Democrat and self identified liberal, one who thinks that President Barack Obama has done a good but not great job and will be voting for him in the […]

Premium Rush (***)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves a suitable leading man for action films in the bicycle thriller ‘Premium Rush’, a fun flick that basically is a series of chase sequences stitched together. Yes, it’s all just formulaic, but using a bike instead of a car or just being on foot gives the movie a bit of originality as […]

Michel Hazanavicius circles another project!

Since winning the Oscar for Best Director last year, it’s safe to say that ‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius has a lot of offers on his table these days. According to Collider here, he’s potentially going to be tackling a high concept comedy project that ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Ruby Sparks’ directors Jonathan Dayton and […]

Oscars: There Will Be Five Original Song Nominees

Remember the debacle in the Original Song category last year (and every year)? Well we have yet another change coming, this time, hopefully for the better. There will now be a solid, concrete, five original songs nominated in their respective field. Here is the official release from AMPAS: The Board of Governors of the Academy […]

Lineup for the 2012 Telluride Film Festival!

Though sometimes sadly overlooked, the Telluride Film Festival is an important part of the festival and awards season. Jason Reitman for one can attest to how big a boost the fest can be for a possible Oscar contender, and this year there’s a couple of very interesting films playing in the town over the next […]

Oscar Shocks: Best Actor

Yes I was horrified when Roberto Benigni won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life is Beautiful (1998), but the Screen Actors Guild had prepared me for the fact it might happen when they awarded him their Best Actor prize a few weeks earlier. There had been such a groundswell of love for the […]

The Possession (**½)

I’m not fully sure whether or not ‘The Possession’ benefits or suffers due to the recent critical thrashing (rightly so, I might add, but you all knew that already) that ‘The Apparition’ received last week, by yours truly as well as by basically every other human being on the planet. This flick is far better […]

About Cherry (**½)

The initial goal of ‘About Cherry’ is one that’s certainly intriguing. The drama sets out to chronicle the story of small town girl and her introduction into the world of pornography while never demonizing it. Cowriter/director Stephen Elliot has the right idea here, but far too often he winds up just showing us things we’ve […]

Circuit 3: Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman was born on the 29th of August, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden. Bergman starred in a dozen Swedish films before being introduced to the American audience in an English remake of Intermezzo (1939). Her remarkable elegance and beauty only added to the extraordinary talent that Bergman would display on screen, and she quickly became […]