• Academy Idol
    Academy Idol 6: Top 11 Results

    The Top 11 films competed for your votes.  It was Precursors Week.  One film is eliminated from the competition with the next week’s theme and lineup revealed.  Check it out!

  • Article
    On the Possible Snub of Joaquin Phoenix

    When the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actor are announced next month, it will mark the end to a hard fought battle, and this is a fact, one of the boldest and most creative performances of the last twenty years could very well be on the outside looking in. The...

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: December 15th – December 21st

    Link(s) of the week: At The Wrap, Steve Pond ran a simulation for Oscar that resulted in an outcome with eight Best Picture nominees. He has been allowed by the BFCA to recount their ballots under Oscar’s preferential system, and while the same method forecast eight noms last year (we had nine), it’s still...

  • News
    Nine Foreign Language Films Contend for Oscar

    The short list for the Foreign Language Oscar race has been announced. There are no incredibly shocking omissions, at least not at first glance. Austria’s Amour, France’s The Intouchables, and Denmark’s A Royal Affair have led the pack for most of the season, and all three remain alive in the race. The...

  • Film Reviews
    Not Fade Away (***1/2)

    No matter what David Chase chose to do with his feature debut, it was always going to be judged against the work he did on HBO with ‘The Sopranos’. Had he made a gangster movie, it would have been setting himself up for disaster. Instead, Chase has written and directed the coming...

  • Film Reviews
    Jack Reacher (***)

    Much like the title character, the film ‘Jack Reacher’ gets in, does its job, and gets out. Tom Cruise’s potential new franchise is a decidedly low tech detective story that offers audiences some old school entertainment. It’s hardly original, but I’m pretty sure that’s intentional on the part of Cruise and writer/director...