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March 2011

Does Super 8 Have a Chance in the Ten?

In truth, the year before last might have been a better year to use as an argument FOR Super 8, but two years with ten Best Picture nominees does not a pattern make. The bad news is the Oscars are over. ¬†The good news is Movieline's Stu…

McCabe & Mrs. Miller, video essay

McCabe & Mrs. Miller: A Video Essay from Steven Santos on Vimeo. Terrific video essay on McCabe & Mrs. Miller, one of my all-time favorite films, from Steven Santos at The Fine Cut. (via Matthew Zoller Seitz)

Tribeca Film Festival, an early preview

Today the Tribeca Film Festival announced many more films that will be featured during its 10th anniversary. Among them two of my favorite TFF film programming sections: "Cinemania" (eclectic, boundary pushing cinema) and "Spotlight"…

Bold new poster for POTC: On Stranger Tides

Beautifully evoking the vintage adventure illustrations of N.C. Wyeth, the new poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: In Strange Tides promises stylish swashbuckling bravado that's more swagger, less swish. Full-size after the cut. (thanks…

Canada's Genie Award Winners

thanks to alan of montreal Incendies won 8 Genie Awards. Barney's Version won 7 Genie Awards. 31st Annual Genie Award Winners BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM INCENDIES ‚Äì Luc D√©ry, Kim McCraw ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE…

Giamatti, McCarthy & Seachlight score a Win Win

No surprise critics are finding the golden indie elements of a Sundance premiere, Fox Searchlight, director Tom McCarthy and Paul Giamatti a winning combination. David Edelstein, New York Magazine: It‚Äôs not clear what the title refers…

Jennifer Hudson is Winnie

Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard play Nelson and Winnie Mandela in Winnie. Here is the trailer, posted on BuzzSugar: The whole movie basically rests on whether Hudson can pull this off or not. It requires old age makeup and the whole…

First Images of Spielberg's War Horse

Empire Mag has just posted several images from Spielberg's War Horse. ¬†Lovely, indeed. ¬†You can head over to Empire to check them out. ¬†They also point us to this story in the Daily Mail about the actor chosen to play the part.…

Grrrrl Pixar

The new Pixar movie -- the one that isn't a sequel -- is coming in 2012. ¬†It's about a girl (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) and it's directed by a Brenda Chapman. ¬†Brave has a Facebook page and they just released a little bitty bit of…

Jane Eyre "Feverishly Soulful"

NPR's Ella Taylor says about the remake of Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga's feverishly soulful remake of the multiply remade¬†Jane Eyre rises to most challenges ‚Äî not the least of which is making Mia Wasikowska, a golden child of current…

Julianne Moore to simulate Sarah Palin on HBO?

Entertainment Weekly says Oscar nominee Julianne Moore will take on the role of Sarah Palin in HBO‚Äôs upcoming adaptation of Mark Halperin's book, Game Change. It's to be directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, the team who…

Bill Maher skewers the Oscars

"What a week, right, people? I mean this week, Americans turned on their televisions and were witness to a pathetic disaster slowly unfolding. And then after the Oscars were over..." New Rule: Colin Firth has to admit that he's not a…