Pete Travers Top Ten

From the current issue of Rolling Stone, thanks John! 1. Milk 2. Slumdog Millionaire 3. The Dark Knight 4. Frost/Nixon 5. WALL-E 6. Revolutionary Road 7. The Visitor 8. Doubt 9. Rachel Getting Married 10. Man on Wire No surprise that he put Milk at number one. I would swap one...

Pre-G-G-Globes Anxiety

What to say about the Golden Globes? Hopefully there will be no strike and the telecast can move forward this year in all of its cheesy, trashy glory. What films will they choose? They tend to be more artsy than I think people give them credit for.  And since they split their...

NYFCC Name Milk Best Film

Thanks to Ed for alerting, So far: Best Picture – Milk Best Director – Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky) Best Actor – Sean Penn (Milk) Best Actress – Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) Best Supporting Actor – Josh Brolin (Milk) Best Supporting Actress –...

Waiting on the NYFCC, No Guts, No Glory

This is one tiny slice of awards season I rather like, this after ten wasted years on the sit. When the NYFCC announce their winners they do so in mostly real time. I do recall someone once on Indiewire getting their news before the website updated, but mostly we all just watch...
Posted On 10 Dec 2008

LAFCA Moves Away from Oscar Again

Patrick Goldstein, dropping yet another bombshell, reports on the voting practices of the LA Film critics. This is a good time to remember that the LAFCA, unlike, say, the HFPA or the BFCA, really are critics – they aren’t crossover blogger/critics, they aren’t...
Posted On 10 Dec 2008