Awards Daily Readers’ Poll Best Films of 2011

Choose your 10 favorite films of 2011, after the cut.
Posted On 31 Dec 2011

Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo: What it Feels Like for a Girl

Men Who Hate Women. That’s what Stieg Larsson called his book, which then became The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. To know this story is to know Larsson. If you forget about him, the key to this story is lost. The story is about men who hate women and the women who fight...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011

Oscar Confusion: Some Academy Members Befuddled by New Ballots

Nothing like kicking off the new year with Oscar befuddlement. (THR) Most Academy members have now received their Oscar nominations ballots, which were mailed out on Tuesday, and THR is beginning to hear from some of them who are profoundly confused by the new voting system. The...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011

“Unwitting Feminist: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher”

Sasha referenced this ripples of this great piece by Thelma Adams earlier today.  Well worth a read. Meryl Streep has been raking in awards and nominations for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. But accolades for best picture, best director, or best script?...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011

Trouble in Mind – Diving Down Deep with Best Actress

  Three of the year’s strongest female performances threaten convention, the one that says females are usually cast as supporting, loving, noble characters who give of themselves in the service of the male lead.  It’s not always the case, especially not so in the...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011

Jean DuJardin Speaks

Bernice Bejo and Jean DuJardin speak here about their characters in the Artist. This clip gives you an idea of what it’s like to interview them, lovely people that they are.
Posted On 30 Dec 2011

Tate Taylor – The Invisible Director

The Help is enjoying the success most dramas this year haven’t quite reached: 100-million dollar baby status.  Actually, The Help grossed $160 million, unheard of for a movie that only stars women and isn’t necessarily about sex and a city, or a wedding, or this guy...
Posted On 29 Dec 2011

Ferocious Rooney Mara heats up the Best Actress race

Rooney Mara has got me by the balls. She’s tasered me, straddled my face, and inked her embodiment of Lisbeth Salander into my head.  Unlike the scumbag recipient of her vengeance in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I’m honored that she’s left her mark on me. ...
Posted On 29 Dec 2011

Producers Guild Preview and Predictions Contest

Fixed: The contest form now allows you to choose more than one option on the doc and animated categories. Since we got our new form to generate contests, making them is going to be a lot easier. Therefore, for the second time this week we’re introducing another contest....
Posted On 29 Dec 2011

Austin Film Critics Awards

(thanks Craig Z!) Top 10 Films 1. Hugo 2. Drive 3. Take Shelter 4. Midnight in Paris 5. Attack the Block 6. The Artist 7. Martha Marcy May Marlene 8. I Saw the Devil 9. 13 Assassins 10. Melancholia Best Film Hugo Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Posted On 28 Dec 2011