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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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...

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...

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. ...

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,...

BFI London Film Festival – DAY 4

A few months back, Hyde Park on Hudson looked like a premium slice of King’s Speech-style Oscar bait. Then the trailer hit, and its awards chances looked somewhat...

The Details (**)

I enjoy a black comedy as much as anyone, but I do require that there be a point to things. That’s an area where the well acted but hollow film ‘The...

NYFF: “Beyond the Hills” excites, “Punk” disappoints, “Araf” shows graphic

Hello again to all of you film festival fans out there! Clayton was with me the past few days at the New York Film Festival taking in the sites and cinema, so you got to...

NYFF: Surprise “Hyde” Stand Out, Germany’s “Barbara,” and the Love of “Liv & Ingmar”

Today the New York Film Festival brought a presumed Oscar hopeful, Germany’s official submission for the foreign language category at the Academy Awards, and a...

TIFF: Hyde Park on Hudson (**)

Though beautifully mounted, impeccably shot and well put together by director Roger Michell, there seems to be a lack of passion within this film that is something...

Oscar Circuit: “There’s a whole ocean of oil under our feet…”

“…no one can get at it except for me” – Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood That’s how I feel about this Oscar race.  I feel I see...

Top Twenty Must-See at Toronto

Having gone through the announced films with a fine tooth comb I have come up with a list of twenty must sees, the films that will have absolute priority over...

“Best” Actress Award or “Whatever We Have Left Over”

Trying to sand down the rough slate that is the Actress categories is an intimidating task.  The past few years, the category has produced the likes of Natalie Portman...

Oscar Circuit: “It’s the time of the season”

The second half of the year is upon us.  The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike.  Our John Foote will be in attendance at the...

Davis Awards 2000 Announced!

Taking a break from all this Bat-talk.  Trekking through the year 2000 was a daunting task.  There were many films I hadn’t seen in years, while others...

Oscar Circuit: “Let’s dance…”

It’s the first of the month.  Not only that, it’s the first day of the second half of the year.  Anybody else feel like that was fast?  Yet, here we are....

Oscar Circuit: “Right Category, Right Time”

Cannes is over.  We have a possible Best Picture contender in Michael Haneke’s Amour, which you can see added to the Oscar Tracker.  In the past month,...