All posts tagged "ang lee"

  • News
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • News
    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....

  • Article
    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...

  • Oscar Circuit
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • News
    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,...

  • Article
    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...

  • Article
    Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

    Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected after being nearly shut out thus far and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics. Normally,...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

    With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden...

  • Article
    Previewing the New York Film Critics Circle

    The precursor award season is about to kick off on Monday with the New York Film Critics naming their best of the year.  This is when all the speculation, hope, and despair is laid to rest for many contenders and films but as performances like Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley...

  • Film Reviews
    Snippet Reviews: ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ and More

    I had a hell of a weekend at the theatres, as one would expect with the cornucopia of films presented during the long Thanksgiving weekend. I was fortunate to not only take in two strong candidates in the Best Picture race (Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook), but also legitimate contenders for...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (11/21-11/23)

    What better way to start off the extended holiday weekend than stranded on with boat with a tiger in the visual and spiritual journey that is Life of Pi?  We can also be thankful for the Rise of the Guardians as they band together against a world-wide threat.  Then, be sure to...

  • Article
    AFI Film Fest 2012: Favorites of the Festival

    Hello there, Awards Circuit readers! I hope you’ve all been enjoying the coverage of the 2012 AFI Film Festival, brought to you by myself, Nicole Melkonian and Tiff Chai. Sadly, the festival has come to an end, but not to worry – there is indeed a silver lining (no pun intended). Below,...

  • Film Reviews
    Life of Pi (****)

    AFI Festival: America has long celebrated films of great adventures and beautiful new worlds in fantastical stories, so it is little surprise that Ang Lee’s Life of Pi (2012) was a major success. To book end the story, the film is about a writer who asks Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel about his life story....

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

    The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards of the Oscar season.  Since Oscar ballots are due January 3rd, the nominations will be one of many awards ceremonies coming down like wildfire. The Screen Actors Guild...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 22: Life of Pi, Oscar-Talk, and Kristen Stewart’s Chances

    We’re flying off the cuff this week discussing the race in general.  Agenda is listed below. We talk about the New York Film Festival screening of “Life of Pi” with Ang Lee in attendance.  Our qualms with the film and if it’s a Best Picture nominee by the end of the year....

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

    Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have a front runner in any category despite some films having strong showings at festivals. Best Picture has presented real challenges.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln finally...

  • Editor
    Life of Pi (***)

    New York Film Festival: There are a lot of positive and admirable things about Ang Lee’s latest Life of Pi.  Cinematographer Claudio Miranda captures the most uproarious and glorious shots captured this year thus far.  The 3D effects are some of the best ever seen and feel absolutely necessary in a film so...

  • Article
    Sizing Up: Best Director

    Sizing Up Series continues with an in-depth look at the Director candidates for this year’s Oscar ceremony.  As was the case last year, there are a few things to keep an eye for this particular category. One obviously is that a lot will have to do with which films get nominated for...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New International Trailer has dropped for ‘Life of Pi’!

    We’re now less than a week away from Friday’s initial screening of Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’. Clayton and I will be there at the New York Film Festival to be among the very first to take in the Oscar hopeful, but until then the universe/internet has released a new Trailer for...

  • Editor
    NYFF Begins Today!

    Myself and Joey will be attending the New York Film Festival for the next few weeks.  As Toronto Film Festival comes to end, another one begins. There are many films scheduled to make their big debuts including Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, David Chase’s Not Fade Away, and Robert Zemeckis’ Flight.  We...

  • News
    David Fincher is no longer attached to direct ‘Cleopatra’

    Tackling the epic story of Cleopatra always seemed like an odd fit for filmmaker David Fincher. I have no doubt that a Fincher directed ‘Cleopatra’ would have had the potential to be something special, but it never felt like the type of movie he’s ideally suited for. While, Vulture is reporting here...