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May 1, 2014

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First Look at JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

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Linda Ge’s Up and Comers just posted the scans from EW’s preview with the first look at Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year. The year is 1981 and Isaac and Chastain play married couple Abel and Anna. He’s a “principled businessman” but finds himself needing to get his hands a little dirty as his gas company runs up against the criminal underworld. Luckily, Chastain’s Anna is…

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Dreamgirls and Robert Altman, the “Alternative Oscars” from 2006 by Ben Zuk

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In anticipation of the 2006 flashback podcast, Ben Zuk has written in ruminating on that year. Zuk says that he often makes “alternative Oscars” lists and decided to share his from 2006: I’ve nominated ten films from 2006 in order to reflect the academy’s recent transition to this number of nominees, but I have also ranked my choices in this category for anyone who might be curious what would’ve been…