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Awards Profile: The Last Face

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...

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Film Review: The Gunman (★★)

It’s kind of surprising to me that director Pierre Morel hasn’t worked more consistently since shepherding the out of nowhere hit Taken to the big screen and...

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Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards...

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Top Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Karen Peterson)

When I found out we were doing this Top Ten Greatest Performances of All Time series, I was immediately nervous about it. For a couple of reasons. First, how was I ever...

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‘The Gunman’ Starring Sean Penn Gets Moved to February 2015

It’s time to cross one more film off our lists, at least for 2014.  Pierre Morel’s The Gunman starring two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn, Javier...

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Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a column where I look at the cold hard facts to determine who or what would have been...

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Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” Comes to Blu-Ray/DVD on February 11!

The Counselor An all-star cast, featuring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz, sizzles in this adrenaline-fueled thriller...

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The Counselor (★★)

There was so much promise leading up to the final unveiling of Ridley Scott‘s long-awaited crime thriller, The Counselor written by the great Cormac McCarthy....

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2014 Oscar Predictions – The Standout “Supporters”

The race is really heating up at the moment, infusing all the different ticks and beats that will set us up for a surprising and interesting awards season.  Many of the...

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New Poster and Images From Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’

Ridley Scott’s The Counselor has a pretty impressive cast, and the new poster wastes no time in reminding us of that fact. Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz,...

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Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards...

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Full Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’ Starring Michael Fassbender!

The first full trailer has dropped for Ridley Scott’ The Counselor from Warner Bros.  The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz,...

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Check Out the New Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’

A new trailer has premiered for Ridley Scott’s upcoming crime thriller The Counselor written by Cormac McCarthy.  If you’ve followed my Oscar Predictions...

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Will Jessica Chastain Join the Cast of ‘A Most Violent Year?’

It looks more and more likely that Jessica Chastain will join Javier Bardem in A Most Violent Year. The Academy Award nominated actress of The Help and Zero Dark Thirty...

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‘The Counselor’ Trailer Take Two: This Time in English

Earlier today we got the international trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Counselor. Now we have the English language version.

Idris Elba to be a ‘Gunman’ with Sean Penn and Javier Brdem

Idris Elba’s star has really been rising in Hollywood lately. After turning in years of good work on TV shows like The Wire and BBC’s Luther, he’s...

Oscar Circuit – Supporting Actor Contenders from the Same Film

Best Supporting Actor is a category that is completely up in the air until nearly all the contenders are seen.  It’s hard to tell who will be a cameo appearance...

To the Wonder (*½)

It’s no secret that Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who isn’t for everyone, but up until now it’s always seemed like his movies have at least been for...

Awards Profile: The Counselor

Directed By: Ridley Scott Written By: Cormac McCarthy Cast: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Dean Norris Synopsis: A lawyer...

Are We Underestimating the British Voting Bloc? (‘Skyfall’ Edition)

Exactly two hours before I began writing up this article, the Producers Guild of America had just announced its complete list of nominees. In the “Theatrical...

Malick’s ‘To the Wonder’ Trailer Arrives

Terence Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder, played at the Venice and Toronto film festivals this year, and now we are finally getting a look at this first...

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...

Washington Film Critics Award Nominees

Spielberg’s Lincoln and Hooper’s Les Miserables make an impressive showing with the relatively young organization.  Javier Bardem from Skyfall and Samantha...

Weekend Openings: 11/9/2012

Capping off Bond Week at the Awards Circuit is the much anticipated release of Skyfall.   Spielberg’s grand biopic Lincoln gets a limited head start to its...

Skyfall (***½)

After stumbling somewhat with ‘Quantum of Solace’, the Daniel Craig era of James Bond films has recovered spectacularly with ‘Skyfall’. Better...