Month: March 2011

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 ...

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)

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” (festival favorites and highly anticipated new ...

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 to Twitter pals, KevinK and oldfilmsflicker.)

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 R√âALISATION DENIS ...

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’s not clear what the title refers to specifically, but the ...

Lisa See’s acclaimed best seller is finally hitting the big screen this summer, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.¬† View the trailer here. Visit Lisa See’s website here. The film is directed by Wayne Wang and described this way: In ...

Posters and more stills from Dark Horizons, after the cut.

With animation houses already rolling out major 3D eye-poppers for the year, now’s a good time to survey upcoming animated features. The grim box-office for Mars Needs Moms ($7 mil opening weekend) marks the year’s first toon casuality but I’m ...

Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden… Yes! There will be growth in the spring! Hope springs eternal in the 12 weeks before Summer. As ...

Arriving June 10. Teaser poster after the cut.

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 ...

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 ...

Being a Pisces, I guess I will never be likely to win an Oscar (any opportunity to once again quote Luis Buñuel who said, “Nothing would disgust me more morally than receiving an Oscar. Nothing in the world would make ...

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 ...

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 cinema, ...

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 ...

2010’s Oscar year proved that no amount of critics awards for a film can influence industry voters when it comes down critical acclaim versus emotional response. ¬†Without any extra need to award an overdue director (Scorsese, the Coens), and without ...

“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 ...

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