Month: November 2011

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Tomorrow, the National Board of Review announces its top ten.  Although the New York Film Critics stole their thunder, and many of my colleagues write them off as being irrelevant, it’s hard not to notice their track record.  They’ve been ...

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In one week The Muppets have earned $43 million, and with Christmas around the corner, it’s a cinch Kermit and Co. have the legs to dance past $100 mil with ease. (Adjusted for inflation, The Muppets Movie in 1979 brought ...

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Sundance will premiere 16 American narrative feature films, and 26 films in the world cinema dramatic and documentary competitions. (via LATimes) U.S. Dramatic Competition: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”: In this mythological tale inspired by the coastal erosion crisis facing ...

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Photo posted on JustJared I was invited to a special screening for Moneyball on the Sony lot.  If you’ve never been there, or don’t live on the Westside, it’s quite a trek out to Culver City.  I’m almost always late, ...

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Scene stealer Corey Stoll currently put forth as the best chance for any of the marvelous actors in Midnight in Paris to get recognition.  I rather liked Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein — but, like Stoll, her role is fairly ...

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Scene stealer Corey Stoll currently put forth as the best chance for any of the marvelous actors in Midnight in Paris to get recognition.  I rather liked Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein — but, like Stoll, her role is fairly ...

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Meryl Streep apparently won the New York Film Critics with no contest. Some rumblings that Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams were close, Viola Davis in the mix as well. Streep’s impressive performance as Margaret Thatcher earned her this award, and ...

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Shame RedBand trailer NSFW peek, after the cut.

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After all of their drama about changing their date and forcing the Dragon Tattoo to be screened too early, in the end the awards, for the most part, were fairly predictable.  The Artist was my early prediction, I then switched ...

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Best Feature: 50/50 Beginners Drive Take Shelter The Artist The Descendants Best Director category: Mike Mills (Beginners) Nicholas W Refn ( Drive) Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Alexander Payne (The Descendants) Robert Altman Award for one film’s ...

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You can follow their twitter feed, @NYFCC2011 for updates. But we’ll be posting the winners here. Best Picture: “The Artist” Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball” Best Actor: Brad Pitt ...

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Let’s get this party started right. No Guts, No Glory – you get up to three choices and they have to be, preferably, really out there. I’d say picking Tree of Life, The Descendants or The Artist to win tomorrow ...

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In a few days Sight & Sound will announce online the full results of its annual critics’ poll, but the poll issue is on news stands this week so we already know the top 11 films thanks to Guy Lodge ...

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In a few days Sight & Sound will announce online the full results of its annual critics’ poll, but the poll issue is on news stands this week so we already know the top 11 films thanks to Guy Lodge ...

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IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Feature (TIE!): The Tree of Life and Beginners Best Documentary: Better This World Best Ensemble: Beginners! Breakthrough Actor: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy Breakthrough Director: Dee Rees for Pariah Audience Award: Girlfriend Best Film Not ...

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In David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method Viggo Mortensen is nearly unrecognizable. Few actors today really dive into the research the way he does and it shows in each new incarnation Mortensen delivers. He is one of the most unpredictable actors ...

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3-minute highlight reel above. Complete 13-minute segment after the cut.

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Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go ...

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Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go ...

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