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    Hitchcock (**)

    One of the more intriguing additions to the slate of Oscar contending films in 2012 is Hitchcock, a quasi-biopic which focuses on the legendary Alfred Hitchcock’s process in creating the most storied horror film of all time, Psycho. With truly little left to be said about Psycho, the idea of a look behind the curtain […] More

  • Weekend Openings: (11/21-11/23)

    What better way to start off the extended holiday weekend than stranded on with boat with a tiger in the visual and spiritual journey that is Life of Pi?  We can also be thankful for the Rise of the Guardians as they band together against a world-wide threat.  Then, be sure to avoid the Black […] More

  • Hitchcock (***)

    There’s a lot of different ways that one could approach a biopic of legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, but director Sacha Gervasi has certainly found a unique one here. ‘Hitchcock’ is a surprisingly whimsical and amusing tale of the director struggling to make ‘Psycho’ as he goes through a rough patch with his wife. That’s going […] More

  • Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

    As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of eyes.  Last week […] More

  • Gold Derby Confirms Christoph Waltz being campaigned as Lead Actor

    We spoke about this possibility on a podcast a few weeks back but it seems that a source as confirmed to Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby that Academy Award Winner Christoph Waltz will be campaigned as a lead actor in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained.  Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, who plays a slave-turned-bounty hunter that is […] More

  • Hitchcock (***½)

    Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock is a curious creation. Adapted from Stephen Rebello’s biographical novel, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, this biopic of “The Master of Suspense” unravels the director’s complex nature through the discourse of popcorn-munching entertainment. Whether Hitchcock sends you into fits of laughter (guilty!) or glues you in by reliving some of […] More

  • Trailer drops for Fox Searchlight’s “Hitchcock”

    Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role.  The film tells the story about the iconic director and his road to get his film “Psycho” to the big screen.  The film co-stars Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, and […] More

  • Battle of the Late Contenders – Hitchcock vs. Promise

    As you all know, this year, like almost every other awards season, we’ve had a few party-crashers looking to shake up the slow march to the Oscar nominations by coming out a few months early. Sometimes they hit, like “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crazy Heart,” or “Slumdog Millionaire” but plenty of the time they wind up not making […] More

  • Sizing Up: Best Director

    Sizing Up Series continues with an in-depth look at the Director candidates for this year’s Oscar ceremony.  As was the case last year, there are a few things to keep an eye for this particular category. One obviously is that a lot will have to do with which films get nominated for Best Picture at […] More

  • Could ‘Hitchcock’ get an Oscar qualifying run this year?

    We all know by now that the Gus Van Sant film ‘Promised Land’ is going to be getting a 2012 qualifying release to try and get some Oscar love this year, but it might not be the only flick pulling this maneuver. After supposedly committing to a 2013 release, the movie ‘Hitchcock‘ could be looking […] More