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    Film Review: ‘Godard Mon Amour’ Falls Short of its Subject’s Greatness

    There’s a cruel irony that runs through “Godard Mon Amour“, the latest nostalgia-tinged effort from Michel Hazanavicius. Its titular subject – famed pioneer of the French New Wave Jean Luc Godard – was known for his anti-establishment, inventive style of filmmaking. The name Godard is, therefore, one of the last names you would associate with […] More

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    Christopher Walken, Juliette Lewis to be Honored at Turkey’s Antalya Film Festival

    Christopher Walken (“Catch Me If You Can”) and Juliette Lewis (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) will be honored at Turkey’s 54th Antalya Film Festival for their contributions to film. Walken, who won an Oscar for his role in “The Deer Hunter,” will receive an Honorary Golden Orange Award for his lifetime achievement in film; Lewis, who […] More

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    Michel Hazanavicius to direct Zach Galifianakis in ‘Will’

    With his follow up to the Best Picture winning The Artist debuting at the Cannes Film Festival (the remake The Search), filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius seems to be eager to make a comedy his next project, and a high concept one at that. Hazanavicius is planning to direct Will, with Zach Galifianakis in the lead role […] More

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    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting pre-nomination races of the last decade, the 2011 Best Director race.  Unlike the four previous Six Spots, where we had a ton of non-nominees […] More

  • McConaughey and Weisz Surprise with NYFCC, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln take 3 awards

    The New York Film Critics have announced their winners for the best in cinema for 2012.  The East Coast group that awarded Best Picture to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist last year chose the brilliant Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  The film won a total of three awards from the coveted group including Cinematography […] More

  • Previewing the New York Film Critics Circle

    The precursor award season is about to kick off on Monday with the New York Film Critics naming their best of the year.  This is when all the speculation, hope, and despair is laid to rest for many contenders and films but as performances like Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah or […] More

  • Michel Hazanavicius circles another project!

    Since winning the Oscar for Best Director last year, it’s safe to say that ‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius has a lot of offers on his table these days. According to Collider here, he’s potentially going to be tackling a high concept comedy project that ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Ruby Sparks’ directors Jonathan Dayton and […] More

  • Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

    It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some type of credit […] More

  • Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

    And the Nominees Are: “The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius Oscar scene: The opening establishment of the times in Hollywood “Bridesmaids” – Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Oscar scene: The dueling speeches “Margin Call” – J.C. Chandor Oscar scene: Jeremy Irons explains how they will survive the crisis “Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen Oscar scene: […] More

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