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Film Review: Southpaw (★★★)

The right casting can often make all the difference when it comes to a slightly generic film. In the case of Southpaw, while you can tell that this was initially...

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AFI Fest: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (★★)

I know, I know. I’m shocked too. The last thing I’d ever want to do is slam a film dedicated to the heroic liberator of South Africa, the beyond incredible...

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ to Screen for President Obama at the White House

President Barack Obama will screen the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the White House this Thursday, according to representatives from The...

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TORONTO : ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Puts Idris Elba in the Oscar Hunt!

One of the big question marks of the awards season is Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in which the very underrated Idris Elba...

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Oscar Circuit – Supporting Players Riding the Wave

It’s happened nearly every year since I’ve followed the Academy Awards race this closely.  A performance is touted as THE performance of the year with no...

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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all...

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First Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Drops on Mandela’s 95th Birthday

The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Distant Horizon have released the first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba in the titular role. The date is...

First Poster for ‘Mandela’ Showcases Idris Elba Front and Center!

The Weinstein Company looks to have another impressive slate of films hitting the stateside this upcoming awards season.  Naturally, AMPAS voters, as well as Oscar...

Awards Profile: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Directed By: Justin Chadwick Written By: William Nicholson Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, and Mark Elderkin Synopsis: There is no official synopsis released for...

Weinstein Company Acquires the Rights to the Nelson Mandela Biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Anytime TWC gets behind a biopic, its worth taking notice (just ask Meryl Streep). Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba will be playing the iconic figure, and...

Skyfall (***½)

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

Skyfall (***½)

Since Daniel Craig took on the iconic role of the world’s most famous spy back in 2006 there have been some notable ups and downs. Casino Royale, to my mind at least,...