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April 26, 2011

Oscar Flashback: The Last Picture Show

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One of the best things about the two prominent film critics at the New York Times, AO Scott and Manohla Dargis, isn’t necessarily their take on new releases, although that’s certainly valuable, though often frustrating — and I don’t think it’s their Q&As particularly, at least not the way they do them now — and they don’t really dig into film discussion the way most movie bloggers do – which…

The Devil's Double, poster & trailer

The Devil's Double, poster & trailer

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trailer and full-size poster after the cut.

The Onion interviews the 5yo screenwriter of Fast Five

The Onion interviews the 5yo screenwriter of Fast Five

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Key Dates Announced for 84th Academy Awards

Key Dates Announced for 84th Academy Awards

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Hard to believe it’s been 84 long years. ¬†Somebody poison me in my sleep if I’m still doing this when Oscar turns 100. Thursday, December 1, 2011:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Official Screen Credits forms due Tuesday, December 27, 2011:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nominations ballots mailed Friday, January 13, 2012:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, January 24, 2012:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater Wednesday, February 1, 2012:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Final ballots mailed Monday, February…

Cannes 2011: Classic Sidebar screenings announced

Cannes 2011: Classic Sidebar screenings announced

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Ah, to see The Conformist again on the big screen. Though I can’t complain because the first time I ever saw it was in a stadium seating¬†theater in college, and it’s been one of my 5 favorite films of all time ever since. For years unavailable on home video except for an awful pan-and-scan VHS, Paramount finally brought The Conformist to DVD a couple of years ago — but it’s…