Best Picture Quick Take

Jeff Wells went down the Best Picture rabbit hole, riffing on Guy Lodge’s piece at In Contention. The movies Guy has chosen as the best bets — he stipulates that this is mostly just for fun — are: The Artist The Descendants The Ides of March Tinker, Tailor,...
Posted On 30 Jul 2011

Bigelow's Killing Bin Laden set for October 12, 2012

Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden assassination film has been strategically positioned for next year’s Oscars — a slot, incidentally, that could help tilt some influence in the 2012 presidential elections. When bin Laden was killed, Boal and Bigelow were well along on...
Posted On 29 Jul 2011

Vivien Leigh, Sam Goldwyn, Kenneth Tynan, Edward R Murrow

fascinating, scatterbrained, erudite, sophisticated Parts II & III after the cut. (via @filmdrblog’s FilmDrBlog)
Posted On 29 Jul 2011

Venice announces 2011 Festival line-up

via CinEuropa (Thanks Joao!) Venice 2011  Competition The Ides Of March – George Clooney (US) [opening film] Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights – Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields – Ami Canaan Maan (US)...
Posted On 28 Jul 2011

RIP Brilliant Polly Platt

The great Polly Platt has finally succumbed to the ravages of ALS and died, reports Nikki Finke. Platt leaves a legacy of great work behind her, most notably her recent partnership with Jim Brooks, but also her work with Peter Bogdanovich before their relationship fell apart. On...
Posted On 27 Jul 2011

Gosling and Clooney split ticket in Ides of March

A 50-50 proposition we can all get behind. Could the man behind the man be the man behind the curtain? Check out 8 new stills after the cut. UPDATE: full-size portrait format US poster added. (thanks Monica!)
Posted On 27 Jul 2011

First look at Gerard Butler as the Machine Gun Preacher

Relativity Media’s Machine Gun Preacher just sent out a first look pic – which by now has hit every website known to man.  But the web is so hungry for any real news of movies that don’t involve super hero costumes that they’re soak it all up like a dry...
Posted On 27 Jul 2011