Film Review: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Sings Despite Wonky Notes

How do you solve a problem like Florence? The easy answer, add Meryl Streep. The more complex answer, surround her with interesting co-stars and filmmakers. For as great as Meryl is, “Florence Foster Jenkins” once again illustrates how Streep’s game is raised when she is with the right people. On paper, the film sounds almost […]


Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds, and Gena Rowlands will Receive the Academy’s 2015 Governors Awards

Honorary Oscars are a fascinating thing to me. Basically, they’re often used as make up attempts by the Academy to right past wrongs, though sometimes they’re legitimately just given to people who deserve the prize. This year, they’ve made three very interesting picks, as the Governors Awards this time around will be going to Spike […]


Awards Profile: Irrational Man

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 […]


Under the Circuit: Jamie Lee Curtis

Most Known For: “Halloween,” “True Lies,” “A Fish Called Wanda” Snubbed For: “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies” Acting, believe it or not, could be considered a family business. Jeff and Beau Bridges followed in the steps of their father Lloyd. Ben Stiller had legendary comedians Gerry Stiller and Anne Meara for his parents. That […]