McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist last year chose the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  The film won a total of three awards from the coveted group including Cinematography […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 29: Film Criticism, Lincoln’s Chances, Questions from Readers

During the Awards Circuit Power Hour this week, the staff and I focus heavily on taking your questions that range from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln to films that don’t age with grace in the cinematic world. Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More

Lincoln Meets Louie on ‘SNL’

Louie CK killed it on the opening monologue on last night’s “Saturday Night LIVE.”  One of the funnier sketches (and believe me, there were horrible ones), included a spoof of his own show, “Louie” in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln.  Did Steven Spielberg’s film get an endorsement from SNL? Check it out!

The Chaneys and the Horror Legacy

Born to deaf-mute parents Lon Chaney’s gifts for communicating without sound made him a natural for the silent screen. Though there were bigger stars than Chaney through the silent era, I am not sure there was a greater actor, meaning a pure actor capable of finding the truth in his character and bringing that to […]

Frankenweenie (***)

In a very minor way, filmmaker Tim Burton has recaptured some of the magic of ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ with his latest film ‘Frankenweenie’, an homage to old school horror as well as a feature length remake of his short of the same name. This black and white stop-motion animation feature is […]

Frankenweenie (***)

Tim Burton returns to his roots of classic and clever animation with his newest, Frankenweenie.  Showcasing some beautiful 3-D animation and encompassing a cute, clever, and homage banner to the monster genre, Burton delivers his most solid effort since Big Fish (2003). Frankenweenie tells the story of Victor, a young boy with an aptitude for science, who’s […]