Six Spot: Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015)

Six Spot: Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept is easy: Who just missed an Oscar nomination?  Who was #6?  Who has the dubious position of being the Six Spot? In the triumphant return, I wanted to continue the tradition […]

Tom Hiddleston, Helen Mirren Win Big at U.K.’s National Film Awards

Tom Hiddleston, Helen Mirren Win Big at U.K.’s National Film Awards

U.K. movie fans have spoken, and Tom Hiddleston is officially their favorite actor of the year. The “Avengers” star won best actor at the second annual National Film Awards U.K. on Monday night. The awards, which were given out at the Porchester Hall in London and presented by the National Film Academy, are completely voted […]

Film Review: Eye in the Sky (★★★)

Film Review: Eye in the Sky (★★★)

A very timely and almost unbearably tense military drama/political thriller, Eye in the Sky is the first film I can remember to effectively take on the issue of drone warfare. Director Gavin Hood is obviously very passionate about the ongoing debate about the use of drones and manages to reflect that in a movie that is […]

Kate Winslet in Talks to Join ‘Collateral Beauty’ with Will Smith

Kate Winslet in Talks to Join ‘Collateral Beauty’ with Will Smith

“Collateral Beauty” is shaping up to be a film to look out for this year. Just days after it was announced that Keira Knightley was in negotiations to join the star-studded cast of the film, it has been announced that Kate Winslet is also being sought for a role. If she accepts, Winslet would join […]

Keira Knightley Joins Star-Studded Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’

Keira Knightley Joins Star-Studded Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’

Actress Keira Knightley has joined the cast of “Collateral Beauty,” joining big names such as Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena. Rachel McAdams is also rumored to be starring in the film. According to Variety, New Line’s latest ensemble drama will feature a New York advertising executive (Will Smith) who […]

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]

Oscars: Golden Globes and SAG Add to a Wide Open Season

Oscars: Golden Globes and SAG Add to a Wide Open Season

What a crazy two days it has been.  Nominations for the SAG Awards and Golden Globes were announced and made more than few heads spin.  Completely changing the landscape of a couple of categories, while solidifying some others accordingly.  Let’s try to digest it all (at least some of it): SAG made jaws drop with […]

Film Review: Trumbo (★★★½)

Film Review: Trumbo (★★★½)

Biopics go hand in hand with awards season, we all know that. Especially when the subject matter is serious, you expect some level of Oscar aspiration. Still, you don’t normally expect heavy material to be given a delightfully light touch, but that’s the case here with Trumbo. In telling this story, the choice of Jay […]

Check Out Bryan Cranston as ‘Trumbo’ in the First Official Poster!

Check Out Bryan Cranston as ‘Trumbo’ in the First Official Poster!

With all signs pointing to a trailer debuting soon, Bleecker Street Films has just released the first official poster for Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” starring Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, and Oscar-nominee Diane Lane. Making its first bow at the Toronto Film Festival in September, the awards possibilities for this one is a […]

New Images Released for ‘Trumbo’ with Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, and Diane Lane

New Images Released for ‘Trumbo’ with Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, and Diane Lane

Just ahead of its announcement of premiering at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival, Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” has released new images with stars Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, and Diane Lane.  The film is also set to hit theaters on November 6, in the heat of the awards season. Check them out below: Directed By: […]

Awards Profile: Trumbo

Awards Profile: Trumbo

One of cinema’s greatest screenwriters gets the big screen treatment; can it reap Oscars?

Are There Legitimate Musical/Comedy Contenders for the Golden Globes?

Are There Legitimate Musical/Comedy Contenders for the Golden Globes?

The 2014 Musical/Comedy races at the Golden Globes look bleak. After one of the best Musical/Comedy fields in memory in 2014, it looks like we’re back to a crop of questionable inclusions and non-Oscar contenders. Below, I analyze Musical/Comedy contenders and pretenders for the Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, along with Best Actor and Best Actress […]

Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the Six Spot is the comment section!  Feel free to point out gaps in my logic and who YOU think would have won, but please don’t say […]

Production Begins on the Adaptation of ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Production Begins on the Adaptation of ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Read the Press Release: BURBANK, Calif. (October 9, 2013) – Production has begun in southwest France on “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais. Starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Oscar® nominee Lasse Hallström, the film will be released on August 8, 2014 in the U.S. In “The Hundred-Foot […]

Historical Circuit: Gosford Park (2001) – (★★★½)

Historical Circuit: Gosford Park (2001) – (★★★½)

As rain pummels the 1932 English countryside, a unique and diverse cast of characters slowly arrives at the door of Lord William and Lady Sylvia McCordle (Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas). William is a wealthy man with many friends and many more enemies, including his own wife. It’s clear from the start that the two […]

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