• Academy Idol
    Academy Idol 6: Top 13 Results

    We have our first shocker of the year folks! Check out the Academy Idol Results!

  • News
    San Diego Critics Select Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’

    The San Diego Film Critics Society has named Argo the best film of 2012. Ben Affleck won the society’s Best Director award, Chris Terrio won Best Adapted Screenplay, and William Goldenberg won Best Editing for their work on the film as well. But the group’s selection for Lead Actress was the standout pick, in...

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: December 8th – December 14th

    Link(s) of the week: The big buzz around the web this week was in response to the SAG and Golden Globe nominations. The actors that receive a nomination never seem to generate as much discussion as the actors that get left off, and the web was humming the same tune about the...

  • News
    ‘The Master’ Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations!

    2012 CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NOMINEES BEST PICTURE Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Lincoln The Master Zero Dark Thirty BEST DIRECTOR Ben Affleck, Argo Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Article
    Trailergate: The Great Trailer Debate

    There’s the infamous Watergate scandal; sports followers still get a kick out of Crygate; and Antennagate  briefly plagued Apple’s release of the iPhone 4.  Well, here’s a new one for you: Trailergate.  It’s completely made-up and involves no impeachable offenses or villainous superstar athletes, so bear with me while I set this...

  • News
    Las Vegas Film Critics Name ‘Life of Pi’ Best Picture

    In the midst of the SAG and Golden Globe news that dominated the week, we missed the announcement of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society’s awards for the year. And being that they opted for something different from the early critical favorite – Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty – we felt it would be...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (12/14/2012)

    The long-awaited (expected) journey back to Middle Earth finally sets off with the first installment of Peter Jackson’s imminent The Hobbit trilogy (still baffled as to how this turned into a hat-trick).  As Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the rest of the Dwarves make their way to the Lonely Mountain, so too will...

  • Film Reviews
    On the Road (***)

    After what feels like just about an eternity, I finally saw ‘On the Road’ back in early October at one of the first screenings post Toronto. This is a film that’s been on the verge of release so long it’s almost become an annual joke between Clayton and myself about including it...

  • Article
    Sizing Up: Best Original Screenplay

    We’re at the end of the line. Of course I’m speaking of none other than the making of early groupings of the hopefuls for each major Oscar category.  This is the last one for the season, and tackles the Best Original Screenplay race. I freely admit that my success rate is still...