Month: September 2012

David Denby talks about the dying breed of originality in art — I assume he’s talking about mainstream Hollywood films, which lose their local flavor because they have to be generic enough to appeal to an international audience. I don’t ...

It’s a good time of the year to remind ourselves of what I consider to be the Ten Commandments of Oscar Watching.  It’s important to remember them because they are always forgotten. The truth is, there is no there there ...
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“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” – Albert Einstein The glorious, profound absurdity of it all parades before our eyes in spectacular 3-D in Ang ...

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee and author Yann Martel will sit down with Film Society of Lincoln Center Program Director Richard Peña for a discussion of the film adaptation of Martell’s Man Booker Prize-winning book LIFE OF PI on Friday, ...

Nicole and Mia are the in the headline for eye-grabs. I was going to begin this intro by joking” “with Matthew Goode as Uncle Charlie” — but then I see that’s no joke. The nod to Shadow of a Doubt ...

AFI Fest got two major gets this year – Lincoln and now, just announced – Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock willopen the fest November 1, 2012. Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, and James D’Arcy. The heat of this season is ...

From the Academy Award-nominated directors of Jesus Camp, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Detropia premiered September 7 and is showcased in select theaters across the country. Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century— the ...

yes, same trailer we ran a couple of days ago, but this one is sans subtitles and higher high-def.
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Each year, a handful of new faces, and occasionally old ones, revel in the celebratory season known as the Oscar race.  It’s either a celebration or a nightmare, depending on how badly you want it.  Many are unprepared to do ...

Several readers have written in wondering why I have been ignoring the potential for Barbra Streisand Best Actress action from The Guilt Trip. The only reason is that it’s a goofy comedy, not the type that usually gets Oscar attention. ...

Long may they reign, thanks to the powers behind the throne. (MovieLine) Colin Firth won an Oscar playing Britain’s King George VI in the 2010 historical drama The King’s Speech. And Dame Helen Mirren won her Academy Award playing the ...

Ugh. In case you need a reminder what a government tangled up with religious fundamentalists would be like. (Jakarta Globe) Iran said on Monday it would boycott the 2013 Oscars to protest against the making of a crude anti-Islam video ...

Oscar Watch: Today, the Weinstein Co. announced that they will distribute the Lee Daniels film, which stars Forest Whitaker, among others.  The full press release: September 24, 2012 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they have acquired U.S. ...

The AMPAS is offering fans the chance to sit in the bleachers and watch the stars arrive. It’s a fun thing to do if you’ve never done it. Movie fans can soon vie for seats at the most glamorous spot ...
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Outstanding Drama Series: Homeland Outstanding Director for a Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series: Alex Ganza, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Damian Lewis, Homeland Outstanding Actress in ...

(Thanks, Paddy M!)

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