Oscar Circuit: Best Director

And the nominees are: Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell Ah, the film director: the man or woman behind the curtain. The director is the person responsible for the entire production – […]

Weinstein Company Acquires the Rights to the Nelson Mandela Biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Anytime TWC gets behind a biopic, its worth taking notice (just ask Meryl Streep). Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba will be playing the iconic figure, and Skyfall’s Naomie Harris will be playing his wife. After the jump you can have a look at the official press release for more information on the upcoming film,  Mandela: Long […]

Snitch (***)

Snitch is one of those films that you go in expecting one thing and get those judgments and preconceived notions blown to bits by a sharp screenplay, fantastic acting, and confident direction. A fascinating character study wrapped in the thin shroud of an action thriller, Snitch, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a powerful statement film about drug […]

Weekend Openings: 2/22/2013

As Awards Season draws to a close this weekend, new releases feebly hoping for some viewership are kept to a conservative minimum.  With no shortage of derivative action and horror pictures monopolizing theaters in the year’s early months, Dwayne Johnson (in his first of many) joins they fray with Snitch along with paranormal thriller Dark […]