Film Review #2: Suffragette (★★)

Film Review #2: Suffragette (★★)

Laden with the gloss of prestige from start to finish, Suffragette can’t seem to get out of its own way in order to tell a compelling story. The issue at hand is important, even essential in our current time, but the man in which the struggle for women to gain the right to vote is […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress is the Best Its Been in Years

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress is the Best Its Been in Years

Telluride is in the books where “Steve Jobs” by Danny Boyle and “Spotlight” by Tom McCarthy emerged as bonafide contenders for Best Picture and several other categories.  As we sit, there is an overwhelming feeling of a frontrunner that has landed just yet for the Oscars.  We look at films coming down the line such […]

‘SUFFRAGETTE’ commemorates Women’s Equality Day with New Poster and Video

‘SUFFRAGETTE’ commemorates Women’s Equality Day with New Poster and Video

On August 26th, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote. Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision. Focus Features’ moving and powerful SUFFRAGETTE shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th […]

Celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst Day with the New Posters for ‘Suffragette’ with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep

Celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst Day with the New Posters for ‘Suffragette’ with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep

Today is Emmeline Pankhurst Day in the U.K. Each year, this day pays tribute to the fight for women’s suffrage (the right to vote) and equal rights for women led by activist Emmeline Pankhurst. Beginning in the early 20th century, the tireless work from Mrs. Pankhurst and the thousands of women she rallied as suffragettes […]

2015 Tony Award Predictions

2015 Tony Award Predictions

Broadway’s biggest night is coming up as the Tony awards air on Sunday. This is honestly one of the more exciting Tony races in a long time and Sam and I have taken out our crystal balls to try and figure out who will come out on top. Best Play The Curious Incident of the […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Suffragette’ with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep from Focus Features

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Suffragette’ with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep from Focus Features

Watch the first trailer for the Oscar hopeful “Suffragette” from Focus Features that stars a slew of Oscar talent and hopefuls. Director Sarah Gavron’s film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on October […]

Awards Profile: Suffragette

Awards Profile: Suffragette

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t […]

Oscars 2016: Is Best Actress Going Back to the Younglings or Are Veterans Taking Over Again?

Oscars 2016: Is Best Actress Going Back to the Younglings or Are Veterans Taking Over Again?

Julianne Moore has an Oscar.  Just wanted to remind you all of that wonderful fact. This year, the ladies are looking as full as ever, at least at this early stage.  The same group that says that it was a “weak” year for Actresses last year likely didn’t bother looking outside the standard stock of “Oscar […]

Nicolas Winding Refn next film will be ‘I Walk With The Dead’

Nicolas Winding Refn next film will be ‘I Walk With The Dead’

I know that filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is becoming a bit of a love him or hate him type of figure, but I seem to have gone the opposite route as most. While I was very much kept at arm’s length with Bronson and Valhalla Rising for example (which plenty of folks love), I’ve been […]

Nicolas Winding Refn is making a horror movie?

Nicolas Winding Refn is making a horror movie?

Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the more unique voices in the business, so anything he’s involved with has my interest. Apparently, he’s potentially going to be making a horror thriller called The Bringing for Sony if negotiations go well, which is a choice I did not see coming for the director. This movie […]

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ Will Open May 1, 2015

Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ Will Open May 1, 2015

Add this to your 2015 calendars.  Another push back for Fox Searchlight Pictures.  It was officially announced that Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming remake of Far from the Madding Crowd starring Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, and Matthias Schoenaerts will be released in theaters on May 1. 2015. Cross this one off your Oscar Predictions […]

Awards Profile: Far From the Madding Crowd

Awards Profile: Far From the Madding Crowd

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg Written by: David Nicholls Cast: Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen Synopsis: Far From the Madding Crowd, based on the 1874 book of the same name by Thomas Hardy, follows the tempestuous Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who struggles to remain independent despite falling for three different men. Why It Might Succeed: […]

Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the awards season, at least where it counts.  Many performers made their breakthrough in either their first feature performances or were finally given a […]

Inside Llewyn Davis (Multiple Reviews)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Multiple Reviews)

By: Joey Magidson (★★★★) Going into my initial screening of Inside Llewyn Davis back at the New York Film Festival a few months ago, I had no reason to expect that I’d even like it. As many of you know, I’m not the biggest Coen Brothers fan, so I’m not predisposed to enjoy what Joel Coen […]

Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

Warner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announcing the launch of their awards site with screening dates and categories listed.  The studio who last year won Best Picture with Ben Affleck’s “Argo” seems to have another strong possibility for many award citations this coming season. […]

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