Scorsese's Brilliant Hugo: Cinema's earliest origins through the lens of its latest advancement

Easily one of 2011′s best films, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a lyrical dream, a film that pays homage to what is so transformative about cinema — its possibilities, its power, and its magic. You’d probably think, then, that Hugo would be full of rapid-fire...
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

Scorsese’s Brilliant Hugo: Cinema’s earliest origins through the lens of its latest advancement

Easily one of 2011′s best films, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a lyrical dream, a film that pays homage to what is so transformative about cinema — its possibilities, its power, and its magic. You’d probably think, then, that Hugo would be full of rapid-fire...
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

American Masters – Woody Allen, November 20, 21

Ryan already posted about this American Masters series American Masters.  But here is a trailer for it. It’s the year to once again circle back and celebrate the great Woody Allen for his highest grossing film to date, Midnight in Paris, which is maybe a perfect movie...
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

J Edgar is a Love Story with one of the Best Performances of the Year

Eastwood’s movies weave a European mentality into our American mainstream. In Europe, in France especially, they are less anal about the three act structure, the protagonist’s arc, the “perfect” movie. The best European films seldom adhere to those rules....
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling are Lawless for Terrence Malick

Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara on location for Terrence Malick’s Lawless in Austin, Texas at the Fun Fun Fun Festival. Also starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Haley Bennett. (via ComingSoon) More after the cut.
Posted On 05 Nov 2011

European Film Awards Nominees

EUROPEAN FILM 2011 THE ARTIST, France LE GAMIN AU VELO (The Kid with a Bike), Belgium/France/Italy HÆVNEN (In a Better World), Denmark THE KING’S SPEECH, UK LE HAVRE, Finland/France/Germany MELANCHOLIA, Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2011 Susanne Bier for HÆVNEN...

The Artist wins Audience Award at Austin Film Fest

(via IndieWire) 2011 Austin Film Festival Audience Award winners: Out of Competition Feature: “The Artist” Writer/Director: Michel Hazanavicius Narrative Feature Competition: “Restive” Writer/Director: Jeremiah Jones Documentary Feature Competition: (Tie) “Ecstasy of Order: The...
Posted On 05 Nov 2011