Month: October 2011

2011 represents either the weakest year for great films in a while, or at least for those that have been released so far.  One can’t use Rotten Tomatoes for this because they don’t draw a hard enough line.  Ditto for ...

Diane Keaton has been the love of my life all of my life.  She just has.  It was partly her pairing with Woody Allen, of course, but it was who she became that interested me.  Who she is continues to ...

AwardsDaily will be attending the Savannah Film Fest for the first time ever, to see what it’s all about, take pictures, see movies, talk to Ellen Barkin about her new movie, Another Happy Day. The film will screen at the ...

Thanks to Indiewire. Best Feature: Beginners Mike Mills, director; Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, producers (Focus Features) The Descendants Alexander Payne, director; Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Meek’s ...

This is an important speech to watch. What she says, how she says it. It’s rare for an actress to be so articulate and insightful not just about acting, but about life. The thing about the awards race, or maybe ...

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Hollywood-Elsewhere’s Jeff Wells has raised $2,000 in order to screen Tyrannosaur earlier than the studio’s intended screening, in early November. Jeff believes, and rightly so, that time is of the essence in the Oscar race. Momentum and consensus slowly build ...

This morning, the New York Film Critics announced that they’re moving up their voting date to November 28, before the National Board of Review announces and becoming the first major critics groups to announce their choices.  This could have been ...

The NYFCC has just announced it will no longer vote in mid-December but will instead get this party started earlier, on November 28. This cock-blocks the National Board of Review, which announces December 1, 2011. New York, NY – October ...

If the scratched out eyeballs aren’t sinister enough, click after the cut to see what creeps up on you.

Peter Knegt at IndieWire takes a swing at forecasting tomorrow’s Gotham nominees, and comes up with this list of likelys for Best Feature. The Descendants Drive Martha Marcy May Marlene Take Shelter The Tree of Life Peter names these alternative ...

No filmmaker besides Martin Scorsese, probably, uses music so well as Cameron Crowe does throughout his career.  That’s probably why Almost Famous rang so true when it opened and rings true today.  It wasn’t only a film about criticism, journalism ...

Kris Tapley at In Contention & Hitfix lists his picks for the top 10 film debuts of all time. With “The Tree of Life” on DVD and Blu-ray and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” opening in limited release on Friday, it ...

Look what a thing of beauty was delivered to Sasha’s house this morning. If you wish you could be so lucky, maybe you can be. Our wicked friends at Mouth Taped Shut sent some extras. Sasha will award TWO of ...

Cinema Audio Society adds Scoring Mixers to the CAS Awards Mix Los Angeles—The Cinema Audio Society, opened the submissions process on October 17 for the CAS Awards with a big change this year—Scoring Mixers will be added to the mix ...

As Tintin brings mo-cap ever closer to flesh and blood, two new posters for Sherlock Holmes: Video Game of Shadows takes things in the opposite direction. (See them larger after the cut.) The artwork is pretty. I like it. But ...

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Thanks to JustJared who has scans of the beautiful spread.  Inside, director Fincher and Rooney Mara talk Dragon Tattoo. Fincher talks of his reasons for casting Mara: “I saw this not as a blockbuster that appeals to everyone,” says Fincher. “I ...

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