Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I have been training […]

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 thoughts be known […]

Sight and Sound critics name ‘The Master’ Best Film of 2012

Tis the season for critics groups to begin announcing their “Best of 2012” lists and one of the earliest announcements come from the Sight and Sound critics. Comprised of about 100 international critics, it’s one of the more influential voting bodies, and this year their top spot went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Other Oscar […]

Academy Idol Top 13 (Originals) Compete for YOUR Votes!

Academy Idol officially kicks off tonight but unfortunately, technical difficulties are preventing Myles Hughes in uploading the episode.  This space will be updated (hopefully!) by tomorrow and have the episode for your viewing pleasure.  The voting has opened though and can be found on the right sidebar. A bit of GOOD NEWS: The top five […]

Box Office (10.28.12)

The ever-changing box office never ceases to amaze as movies are released around the holidays. The first noticeable difference earlier this week was Taken 2 (Fox Studios) falling off its number 1 spot on the international charts and, mostly, being replaced by Paranormal Activity 4 (Paramount Studios), but that only lasted a couple days before Taken 2 […]

New Trailer and Clips for ‘Holy Motors’

Indomina Group has released a trailer and two new clips for their film, Holy Motors, which played at Cannes and Fantastic Fest, and is in limited release in New York now. Holy Motors will expand November 2nd. Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes star in this wildly odd looking film. Joey and […]

Holy Motors (***½)

It’s not especially easy to make sense of ‘Holy Motors’, a dreamscape of a movie that thumbs its nose at traditional structure and storytelling while still captivating you at all turns, but I’ll certainly try. Leos Carax’s film is all at once a love letter to acting, movies, the city of Paris, and even the […]

Holy Motors (*½)

Since its début at Cannes, Leos Carax’s Holy Motors has earned an impressive array of recommendations from some of the industry’s most respected critics. Its beguiling mix of intrigue, A-list cameos and French eccentricity has had some viewers tripping over themselves with abundant praise, and the rave reviews have poured in. Sadly it appears Holy […]

Main Slate for the 50th New York Film Festival is announced!

After a little bit of pondering on my part, the question of what will be playing this year at the New York Film Festival has now been answered. 32 films will comprise the main section of the fest, according to the NYFF website (here), and besides the movies already known about, we’ll also be seeing […]

Predicting the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Winners

And so the most prestigious film festival in the world comes to an end, with the “awards season” taking a vague shape right behind it.  Cannes, usually to its credit, has almost always been far outside of Oscar’s wheelhouse, opting for indie and world cinema superstars over Hollywood royalty that make the cinema snobs raise […]