All posts tagged "Director"

  • Community
    Around the Circuit: November 10 – November 16

      Link(s) of the week: Grantland’s Mark Harris studied the Screenplay category placement nightmare and suggested how...

  • 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
    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...

  • Precursors
    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...

  • Precursors
    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...

  • Editor
    Les Miserables (****)

    In what seems like an eternity, Tom Hooper’s long-awaited Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway has finally been screened and finished.  Director Hooper came out to introduce his film at the Alice Tully Theater at Lincoln Center on Friday, November 23, 2012 and explained that he had just...

  • Article
    Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

    New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director.  Next up, the Los Angeles Film Critics will unveil their choices tomorrow.  Many believe this is an opportunity for either Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master...

  • General
    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...

  • Editor
    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...

  • Editor
    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...

  • 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...

  • News
    11 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar® Race

    WE’RE BACK!!! Attempting to catch up on news, the 11 Live Action Short Finalists have been announced!  Check them out after the jump with the press release:

  • News
    2013 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

    2013 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST FEATURE Beasts of the Southern Wild Bernie Keep the Lights On Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook BEST DIRECTOR Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern...

  • Article
    Les Miserables Embargoed, Quick Thoughts from NY Screening

    Evidently there is an embargo on Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables that screened yesterday.  The review was up for twelve hours or so before I had to pull it down until December 11th. I can talk about some points from last night’s Q & A with director Tom Hooper and stars Amanda Seyfried,...

  • General
    Watch New Clips from ‘Playing for Keeps’

    Before it opens nationwide on December 7, catch a glimpse of Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel in their new romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps.  You can download the seven new clips here.   Also see the official trailer after the jump.

  • News
    Rumors Suggest Matthew Vaughn being considered to direct ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

    Over the next few months to a year, many rumors will start circulating the web about who will be starring/writing/directing the upcoming “Untitled Star Wars Episode VII” film due out in 2015.  Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood and Beth Hanna are reporting that director Matthew Vaughn, most responsible for directing X-Men:...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

    Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu...

  • Article
    ‘The Hobbit’ submits an Original Song for Oscar Consideration

    The Warner Brothers Awards Site has had their roster listed for a few weeks now.  Big contenders like Ben Affleck’s Argo, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, and The Wachowski Siblings and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas have their respective categories listed.  Even Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is pushing a campaign for Matthew...

  • Article
    China’s Answer to Scorsese

    A loose cross between Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), the Chinese film, The Four (2012), marks the beginning of an amazing era of filmmaking for Asia. Bringing together the traditional Eastern fighting styles with the advancing technology in visual effects, it is believed that international films can, finally, compete with...

  • Film Reviews
    The Four (****)

    Action packed, thrilling, and very beautifully shot, “The Four” takes the audience into the corrupt world of those who seek power attempting to overthrow those in power. Like an old story unfolding on the screen, the audience gets the lay of the land during the opening credits. Much like the beginning sequence...

  • 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...

  • News
    Christoph Waltz Signs on Opposite Michael Douglas in Mike Newell’s Cold War Drama “Reykjavik”

    Soon to be the latest in the ever-fascinating portrayals of U.S. Presidents, Mike Newell’s Cold War era historical drama, Reykjavik, is in the process of rounding out its cast.  With 2-time Oscar winner, Michael Douglas, already booked to play President Ronald Reagan, Christophe Waltz steps in to take on the role of...

  • General
    Oscar Question of the Day – Four-Time Oscar Winner

    Katherine Hepburn has the distinct honor of being awarded four Oscars in her lifetime, all for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Hepburn won for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in the Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982). You mission, if you choose to accept...

  • 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...

  • Film Reviews
    Trouble with the Curve (**)

    This old-fashioned father-daughter story feels like an old chestnut from the world of theater, even though it has no roots in the stage. It’s the sort of film that used to be called “heartwarming” and “moving” or the type of movie that audiences flocked to see hoping for something that allowed them...