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  • Why ‘Lincoln’ Can Still Win Picture…

    While Zero Dark Thirty, admittedly a brilliant, troubling film, has taken two of the major Best Picture and Best Director Awards, I am still a firm believer that Lincoln will take the Academy Award for Best Picture. Steven Spielberg I am less sure about, though the members of the Academy will acknowledge that his brilliant […] More

  • Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 29: Film Criticism, Lincoln’s Chances, Questions from Readers Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreDuring the Awards Circuit Power Hour this week, the staff and I focus heavily on taking your questions that range from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln to films that don’t age with grace in the […] More

  • AFI Day 8: Silver Linings Playbook (***)

    Like other games played for the two possible outcomes of success or failure, life requires an ever-evolving collection of strategies for easier navigation.  For better or worse, these methods can’t be learned from books or theories, but best serve their purpose when picked up through practical application, as apparent in Silver Linings Playbook.  In his […] More

  • Lincoln Meets Louie on ‘SNL’

    Louie CK killed it on the opening monologue on last night’s “Saturday Night LIVE.”  One of the funnier sketches (and believe me, there were horrible ones), included a spoof of his own show, “Louie” in conjunction with Abraham Lincoln.  Did Steven Spielberg’s film get an endorsement from SNL? Check it out! More

  • Jodie Foster to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award from HFPA

    Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with their prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.  Announced today by Simon Baker and Kristen Stewart,  Foster is the first woman to be awarded with the organization’s highest honor since Barbara Streisand in 2000.  Not only is she being rewarded in […] More

  • Directors Needing the Biopic Treatment

    With Hitchcock waiting release, and looking like it might nab Anthony Hopkins some Oscar attention for Best Actor, I got thinking about the history of the cinema and other great directors who deserve to have their stories told. Now, in fairness, the Hitchcock film is focusing on one aspect and one film in the directors […] More

  • Community Reactions – Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’

    With Ben Affleck’s Argo opening up today, many of the readers will be flocking to the movie theaters to see if Affleck’s film holds water after spectacular reviews from festivals and critics alike. Watching it this morning, I agree that it’s the best film of Affleck’s directing career and possibly the best of the year. […] More

  • Oscar Question of the Day – Four-Time Oscar Winner

    Katherine Hepburn has the distinct honor of being awarded four Oscars in her lifetime, all for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Hepburn won for Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in the Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1982). You mission, if you choose to accept it, is to […] More

  • New Poster and Stills for ‘The Lone Ranger’

    Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp will team up to tame the West in next year’s The Lone Ranger. We have some new images and a poster for the new film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski. The trailer will debut on iTunes on Wednesday at 7 AM PST. Have a look at the images after […] More

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