Les Miserables (****)

In what seems like an eternity, Tom Hooper’s long-awaited Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway has finally been screened and finished.  Director Hooper came out to introduce his film at the Alice Tully Theater at Lincoln Center on Friday, November 23, 2012 and explained that he had just finished the picture […]

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director.  Next up, the Los Angeles Film Critics will unveil their choices tomorrow.  Many believe this is an opportunity for either Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master or Ben Affleck’s […]

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Named Best Doc Feature by IDA

One of the shortlisted films for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, Searching for Sugar Man, was named the best doc of the year by the International Documentary Association (IDA). Meanwhile, last year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, Saving Face, repeated honors here. The awards took place Friday night and you can see all of […]

Behind the Scenes of ‘Les Mis’ Original Song Hopeful: “Suddenly”

One of the frontrunners for the Best Original Song Oscar is the new addition to the Les Mis soundtrack, “Suddenly.” After the jump, you can watch composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyricist Alain Boublil, and performer Hugh Jackman discuss what it was like to add a new song to the already-famous composition. The song is an intimate ballad […]

The Boston Online Film Critics Assn Honors ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Just as the NYFCC and the NBR did before it, the Boston Online Film Critics Association has bestowed top honors to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. I think it’s safe to say that Bigelow’s film about the greatest manhunt in US history is shaping up to be the critics’ darling of the year. Is ZDT […]