Screen Actors Guild Awards Preview

The Screen Actors Guild will unveil their winners this Sunday night simultaneously on TBS and TNT.  As a very good indicator for what can happen at the Oscars, all eyes will be on the actors to see what and who they crown.  As a group, the SAG mania can be overtly misleading.  In 2003, the […]

Trailer for Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Leaks Online

Get it while it’s hot! I don’t expect this to be online long before it is removed, but check out the trailer for the latest Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, which has dropped before schedule online. I am more than excited for this film loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk (Oscar Isaac). Carey Mulligan, […]

Dreamworks Begins Production on ‘The Fifth Estate’

The film based on the WikiLeaks drama finally got an official title this week. The Fifth Estate stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and will be directed by Bill Condon (Kinsey). Principal photography has begun on the film, which is scheduled for a November 15th, 2013 release date. […]

Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had with youtube delaying yesterday’s video, we decided to keep this one short. We review the three films Joey saw (Lovelace, The Way Way Back and Emmanuel and the Truth About Fishes) […]

Oscar Circuit: Sound Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N.J. Ottosson When it comes to the Oscars, one of the questions I hear most often […]

Circuit 3: Paul Newman

Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, just outside the great city of Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights). He made his Broadway theater debut in 1953, starring in William Inge’s Picnic. Newman had continued success on stage while appearing in small television productions like Tales of Tomorrow and Appointment with Adventure, before making his […]

Tabu (***)

Director Miguel Gomes’ aesthetically enchanting Tabu didn’t quite capture my affections like it did many of the nation’s top critics, but it is indeed a film the cinephile eye won’t soon forget.  In particular, Rui Poças’ cinematography will linger in your memory for years to come. His use of black-and-white expertly plays off Tabu’s themes […]