Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), dancers, and Alabama State Marching Hornets in TriStar Pictures'  BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK.

WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ from Oscar-Winner Ang Lee

After debuting the first image from Ang Lee’s upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Sony Pictures has matched it with an equally compelling trailer.  With an all-star cast that includes Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Martin, this could the an amazing spectacle on the horizon for awards season. Watch the trailer. Three-time Academy Award® […]

Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), dancers, and Alabama State Marching Hornets in TriStar Pictures'  BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK.

FIRST LOOK: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Braces the World for a Big Spectacle

We have our first look at Ang Lee’s highly anticipated “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” with newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin.  This could be another spectacle that the Academy just eats up. The film is due out November 11, 2016 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures. Check out the […]


Kristen Stewart might co-star in Ang Lee’s upcoming ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

It really looks like Kristen Stewart is really gunning for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, pretty much as soon as possible. With her excellent turn in Clouds of Sils Maria opening this month and representing a citation worthy outing on her part, reports have her potentially getting another 2015 contender in the mix. Yes, she […]


Ang Lee is circling ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ as his next film

Even if I wasn’t amazingly enamored with Life of Pi, I did like Ang Lee‘s Oscar winning direction quite a bit (though he has Ben Affleck‘s Academy Award…there, I said it), so I’m pretty interested in what he’s going to do next. He’s got a few things potentially on his dance card, but what’s cropped […]


Ten Best Studio Films – Sony Pictures Classics

Last year, the staff and I gave you a comprehensive and personal list of our 10 Greatest Films of All-Time.  Some that means more to us than just the screen it’s plastered on, and some that have changed our way of thinking towards cinema forever.  While we will continue to dive deep into different areas of cinema, I’ve […]

Production Starts on Sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

Not sure how some are going to take this but the Weinstein Company has just announced production on the sequel to Oscar-winning hit, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).  The film is called Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny and Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as Yu Shu Lien.  Ang Lee will […]

Masters of Suburbia: How ‘American Beauty’ Weathers ‘The Ice Storm’

“I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary.”  In spite of the white picket fences, manicured lawns, and two car garages, plaguing the heart of the American Dream is the underlying pestilence of an ordinary existence.   In accordance with the old adage of “art imitating life,” contemporary American life has been and […]

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 – […]

2013 Oscar Scenarios – Lee Becomes Fosse

As I kicked off some juice this past Monday and started some heated discussion, we’re looking at all the possible angles for any film to get love on Oscar night.  We took a look a scenario where Silver Linings Playbook would fall in line with Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967).  Ang Lee’s Life of Pi […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts be known […]

Oscar Updates Begin – Could ‘Argo’ pull it off?

Since Oscar nominations, everyone is trying to get their heads around what each nomination means and which films are building momentum after the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globe Awards.  On January 27, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will weigh in on their choices for the best of 2012 and then four weeks will […]

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Bows to ‘The Master’

After what looked like the beginning of a Zero Dark Thirty sweep with the critics, we see another critics group opting for something else. The Kansas City Film Critics Circle has named Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master the best film of 2012. However, they selected a director other than PTA as best in show, and instead went […]

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes – The SessionsHugh Jackman […]