All posts tagged "Laura Linney"

  • Trailer/Clips
    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....

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Genius

    Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will...

  • Film Reviews
    The Fifth Estate (★★★½)

    Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate educates, thrills, and morally conflicts in the most compelling of ways. It...

  • Festivals
    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...

  • Poster
    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...

  • Images
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Weekend Openings
    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...

  • Weekend Openings
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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 slimmer. This morning I attended a screening of the film, and if the Academy decides to reward this lacklustre exercise in dreary historical drama...

  • Film Reviews
    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 Details’ utterly fails in regard to. Its tone is all over the place and never really figures out what it wants...

  • Article
    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 see his thoughts on some of the big flicks, but I’m back today to talk about some...

  • Article
    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 tender-hearted documentary that surprised the likes of many, including myself. Hyde Park on Hudson (***) I try extremely hard to not read reviews, especially for Oscar hopefuls....

  • Article
    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 required to help us understand what is happening with the characters. Bill Murray as FDR, one of the greatest American Presidents, one of the great...

  • Article
    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 something that no one else does.  I’ve been doing this a long time but I’ve never had the overwhelming feeling like I just figured...

  • Article
    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 everything else for at TIFF. That is not to say I will not venture into other movies, I most certainly will, but for...

  • Article
    “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 in her career-topping performance in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and Marion Cotillard’s transformation like no other in the Foreign Language film, La Vie...

  • Article
    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 Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.  There is a very unclear...

  • Article
    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 I’ve never feasted my eyes on before.  Naturally this brings on a dilemma.  A 15-year-old Clayton watching movies is very different from a now, 28-year-old...

  • Article
    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. It’s time to start getting serious, Oscar-wise.  Not many things have come out, and not many films are looking like Best...

  • Editor
    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, trailers for big Oscar contenders have dropped like Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and even as late as yesterday with Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables....

  • Trailer/Clips
    ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ Trailer and Poster

    Based on true events, Hyde Park on Hudson stars Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The film centers around the first British Monarch to ever visit the United States, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent the weekend with the President in his New York cottage. During the same time,...

  • Women in Cinema
    Women in Cinema: The ‘Oscarettes’ (2008)

    It’s that time of the month, so it’s time to talk about the “Oscarettes”. If you missed last month’s edition, here is a little recap of what this segment is all about. At the start of each month, we will travel back a year at a time and discuss the Best Actress...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour: Episode 5: News, Contenders, and Everything In-Between

    This week Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis is joined by Joey Magidson, Michael Ward, and Anna Belickis speaking about everything entertainment.  Here’s the profile of what is discussed: March blues? Any contenders so far? “The Grey” “The Lorax” “The Hunger Games” Box Office Numbers (The Artist crossing 40 million) Big weekend for 21 Jump...