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

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

Best Director 2011: When I Paint My Masterpiece

“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some...
Posted On 28 Dec 2011

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2011

(Via Alex Carlson at Film Misery) Best Picture “Drive” Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn, “Drive” Best Actor Ryan Gosling, “Drive” Best Actress Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”
Posted On 27 Dec 2011

Oscar Flashback: The 100m $ Baby and The Dismal Tide

  “You gotta trust me on this one thing.  You need a lot of drinks.” “To break the ice?” “To kill the bug that’s crawled up your ass.”  — Terms of Endearment, one of the best Best Pictures. The day after Christmas we look at...
Posted On 26 Dec 2011