Check Out the New Poster for ‘Genius’ with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and Jude Law

Check Out the New Poster for ‘Genius’ with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and Jude Law

We get our first look at the poster for Michael Grandage’s “Genius” starring Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, along with Oscar nominees Jude Law and Laura Linney.  Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions will release the film in theaters June 10, 2016. Check it out below: Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, […]

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Sully’ from Clint Eastwood

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Sully’ from Clint Eastwood

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year. We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

Film Review: Mr. Holmes (★★½)

Film Review: Mr. Holmes (★★½)

There’s something instantly intriguing about the idea of Sherlock Holmes in his retirement years. A mind that sharp, what would it do without cases to solve? Throw in the fact that Ian McKellen would be playing Holmes during this final stage of his life, not to mention that Bill Condon would be in the director’s […]

INTERVIEW: Ian McKellen talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Being an Academy Member

INTERVIEW: Ian McKellen talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and Being an Academy Member

The word “sir” can do a lot in terms of expectations. For example, getting the chance to interview Ian McKellen is a very cool opportunity, but when you remember that technically he’s Sir Ian McKellen, that elevates things somewhat. Luckily, when I sat down this week to talk with him about Mr. Holmes, he was […]

INTERVIEW: Laura Linney talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and being a veteran actress

INTERVIEW: Laura Linney talks ‘Mr. Holmes’ and being a veteran actress

By and large, Laura Linney tends to make her way quietly through the industry. She consistently does strong work, but you rarely hear much from her outside of letting the roles speak for themselves. That was one reason that I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to sit in a room for a bit with her […]

Watch the Official Trailer for Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes’ with Ian McKellen

Watch the Official Trailer for Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes’ with Ian McKellen

Opens in theaters July 17, 2015. Directed by Bill Condon, Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, and Milo Parker. MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.  1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the […]

Awards Profile: Genius

Awards Profile: Genius

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 as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

The Fifth Estate (★★★½)

The Fifth Estate (★★★½)

Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate educates, thrills, and morally conflicts in the most compelling of ways. It is a film that contains no easy answers, instead asking us to meticulously comb through the information given and decide if the often immoral actions taken by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange justify his goal of full, honest disclosure. […]

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: ‘The Fifth Estate’ Stumbles with Audiences

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: ‘The Fifth Estate’ Stumbles with Audiences

For the past few months I’ve said, “I’m pretty WikiLeaked out.” Earlier this year, Focus Features released the intelligent, although a bit sloppy, recount of the WikiLeaks phenomenon in We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.  We’ve seen this real story unfold for years now in the media via CNN and the Today Show.  Julian Assange […]

First Poster for Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks Drama, ‘The Fifth Estate’

First Poster for Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks Drama, ‘The Fifth Estate’

DreamWorks has unveiled the first poster for Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks film, The Fifth Estate. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian Assange, and the story focuses on his and Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s (Daniel Brühl) relationship and the early days of the controversial website. The Fifth Estate has been selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival, and many expect it […]

Dreamworks Releases Stills and Trailer for Bill Condon’s ‘The Fifth Estate’

Dreamworks Releases Stills and Trailer for Bill Condon’s ‘The Fifth Estate’

The new trailer for Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate has been released.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s set to have a big year with roles in August: Osage County and 12 Years a Slave, this could be his vehicle to awards attention.  Academy Award nominee Laura Linney and Daniel Bruhl also star. Check out the images […]

Hyde Park on Hudson (***)

Perhaps no film this year has been easier to make fun of in advance of its release than ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’. I know I had a few silly names for it earlier in 2012 when comparing it to something like ‘My Week with Marilyn’, but go figure…I prefer this film to that one. When […]

Weekend Openings (12/7/2012)

Being that this weekend kicks off with “a date which will live in infamy,” it’s fitting that FDR makes a big-screen appearance in Hyde Park on the Hudson.  Toss in some romantic comedies, some foreign features, and some drama and you’ve got some options to hold you till “the big one” next week (The Hobbit, […]

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 from a hip-hop […]

Sizing Up: Best Actress

I’m back once again ladies and gentlemen to do some more Sizing Up! This time around I’m going to be tackling the somewhat slight Best Actress field. For many, this is the worst category of the majors this year and for some the hardest to figure out, especially in terms of a victor. The ultimate […]

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