Predict the AFI Honorees

On Sunday, the American Film Institute names its ten selections for “Movies of the Year.” Typically a list populated with sophisticated titles, the AFI is also comedy-friendly, and usually finds room for the year’s best animated feature as well. The AFI 10 can...
Posted On 12 Dec 2008

Richard Roeper’s Best Films of 2008

Richard Roeper finds a way to mention about 5 dozen movies in his year-end wrap up, with categories as predictable as Performance of the Year: Meryl Streep and Sean Penn are arguably the most accomplished film actors of their respective generations — and they each added an...
Posted On 11 Dec 2008

ABC News and Oscar Buzz

Sometimes what matters most is the broader view of the Oscar race, not just the inside our windowless room. ABC News has, to that effect, dubbed the “Top Ten Movies Scoring Oscar Buzz.” Right at the top: Slumdog Millionaire The Curious Case of Benjamin Button...

Globes Push Back

Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and Doubt lead the nominations. Of these, Doubt could use the biggest boost, since the critics had been snubbing it. But Milk and The Dark Knight, which have been doing better with critics, were mostly shut out, save for a nomination here or there....
Posted On 11 Dec 2008

Golden Globe Nominations

Best Picture, Drama Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon The Reader Revolutionary Road Slumdog Millionaire Best Picture Comedy/Musical Burn After Reading Happy Go Lucky In Bruges Mamma Mia Vicky Cristina Barcelona Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Stephen Daldry, The Reader David...