Django Unchained (***)

There’s been no film more divisive or more igniting in terms of strong Oscar speculation then Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  After months of shooting, word of a last minute edit (some believe editing is still going on currently), the film has finally hit cinematic eyes and the “final” product is both bold and misguided.  Django […]

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 […]

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, and I mean […]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s choices more times than not.  While their known for predicting the outcome of the Academy Awards, they do reward powerful and eclectic cinema when everyone else seems to be ignoring. Last […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for […]

Weinstein Company Confirms Christoph Waltz back in SUPPORTING for ‘Django Unchained’

A representative for the Weinstein Company has just confirmed that Christoph Waltz’s role in Django Unchained will be campaigned as a Supporting role for the rest of the awards season.  Waltz, who plays Dr. King Schultz ,will now compete against co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, who just won the National Board of Review’s award for Supporting Actor […]

The Underestimation of the Lead Actor Brad Pitt in ‘Killing Them Softly’

In 2007 no one saw the Best Actor nomination for Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah (2007), it was one of those happy surprises that reminded us the acting branch really does watch the films and pay some attention. Way back in 1975 there was another such shock when James Whitmore received […]

Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln will take the Academy Award for Best Picture. Steven Spielberg I am less sure about, though the members of the Academy will acknowledge that his brilliant […]

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 […]

New York Film Critics Winners Announced!!

Will be announced shortly!  Check back for the winners as they are announced!  My predictions are here. WINNERS Best Picture – Zero Dark Thirty!!!!! Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty Best Screenplay – Tony Kushner for Lincoln Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Best Actress – Rachel Weisz for The Deep […]

Zero Dark Thirty (****)

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal take their newest effort, Zero Dark Thirty, to places I couldn’t have imagined.  Based on the events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, the two display an impressive amount of control in the way the film is told and showcases some brilliant moments […]

Early Twitter Reactions from ‘Django Unchained’ Screening

They seem to all cite Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.  No sign of Leo.  Even praise for Don Johnson.  Many saying it’s fantastic.  My interest has just shot up through the roof.  I’ll find out Wednesday.  Read some down below: Jeff Goldsmith ?@yogoldsmith From start to finish Django Unchained is a fantastic crowd pleaser. […]

Visual Effects Narrows Down to Ten

During the debacle of the site being down, I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on the Visual Effects that were narrowed down to ten films.  The ten films still in contention for the Visual Effects Oscar are: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” […]

Oscar Question of the Day – The Movie Musical

With Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables about to seen by the first set of eyes this coming Friday, many pundits predict this could be the first musical nominated for Best Picture since Rob Marshall’s Chicago (2002). The question I pose to our readership today is which movie musical would you have nominated for Best Picture but […]

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