Screen Actors Guild Preview, Predictions

Tomorrow is the second of three early morning announcements when we find out, bright and early, the actors chosen by the Screen Actors Guild nominating committee.  Actors make up the largest voting block at the AMPAS, and since the SAG reduced their nominating committee to a...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

Looking Ahead: 2011 Contender Forecast

“Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.” — Chance the Gardener Yesterday’s arrival of the achingly radiant new trailer for The Tree of Life has me...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

TIFF names Canada’s top 10 features and shorts

Canada’s Top Ten honors “excellence in Canadian cinema and raises public awareness of Canadian achievements in film.” (via IndieWire) Canada’s Top Ten feature film selections for 2010 (in alphabetical order): Les Amours imaginaires РXavier Dolan Barney’s Version...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

Another Year tops another top 10

Peter Rainer at The Christian Science Monitor stakes out a Top 10 that doesn’t infringe on many others. Another Year (“Beneath its deceptively casual surface is an entire world of feeling.”) I Am Love (“One of the rare movies that makes your eyes swim...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

41 Eligible Songs for Oscar

And the long list of eligible songs are: “Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland” “Forever One Love” from “Black Tulip” “Freedom Song” from “Black Tulip” “Bound to You” from “Burlesque”...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

At long last: The Tree of Life trailer & poster

After months years of anticipation, a first look at Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. UPDATE: Poster after the cut. (Thanks PaulH!)
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

The Women: Unhinged

While the men characters are doing things like cutting off their arms to survive, creating a social networking revolution, learning to give speeches and becoming king of England while doing so, winning boxing matches, robbing banks and getting the girl – the women are...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

TIME’s Person of the Year is Mark Zuckerberg

From the Editor: At 26, Zuckerberg is a year older than our first Person of the Year, Charles Lindbergh — another young man who used technology to bridge continents. He is the same age as Queen Elizabeth when she was Person of the Year, for 1952. But unlike the Queen, he did...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010

MSN Movies Ranks Top Ten Films of 2010

A variety of critics were called upon to write up the best movies of the year. Here are three of them: 1. The Social Network – by Jim Emerson “We lived on farms. We lived in cities. And now we live on the Internet!” Technology has long served as an extension of...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010