State of the Race
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State of the Race
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Oscarwatch: Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs
July 1st, 2015
It was almost a Fincher/Sorkin/Rudin joint with a different actor (Leo, Christian) but now it's here - Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs with Michael Fassbender as the man who...
Best Actor Watch: Tom Hardy as Kray Two Ways
June 27th, 2015
We might have our Best Actor frontrunner (sight unseen anyway) in Tom Hardy's double performance in Legend. Hardy is one of those transformative actors who can be barely...
Oscarwatch 2016: Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan Headline this year's Best Actress Race
June 23rd, 2015
The year is beginning with promise, as the years almost always do, because the movies that are released now star women. The "Oscar movies," as such, star men. That is...
Oscarwatch 2016: Paul Dano Takes Early Lead in What Will be Crowded Race for Best Actor
June 22nd, 2015
These days, when looking for Best Actor, follow Best Picture. Or rather, when looking for Best Picture, follow Best Actor. For most of the past twenty years, but...
The Dilemma of Paul Dano and John Cusack and the Best Actor Race
June 8th, 2015
There are two brilliant performances in Love & Mercy, well, four if you add in Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks in supporting roles. Paul Dano and John Cusack...
The Walk to Open the New York Film Festival
June 4th, 2015
Sure to be on the top of the Oscar pile is Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, just announced to open the New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11). Official...
Trailer for Sundance fave The End of Tour
May 27th, 2015
David Foster Wallace's memory brought back to life through someone who spent time with him. Looks to be another in what is sure to be another competitive year for...
Best Actor Watch: Tobey Maguire in Pawn Sacrifice
May 27th, 2015
Here is a film I can't wait for, being a chess fan and especially a fan of poor crazy Bobby Fischer. Finally, a trailer and first look at Maguire's Fischer. Apple...
Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender Earn Raves in Cannes
May 23rd, 2015
Macbeth screened on the last day in Cannes and earned raves both for Cotillard and Fassbender. That should launch them into the race for Actor and Actress, as...
Johnny Depp in Black Mass, new teaser trailer
May 22nd, 2015
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the...
From Cannes Straight into Oscar's Lap: Youth
May 20th, 2015
Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening of everything I’ve seen here thus far with the...
First Trailer for Steve Jobs with Fassy and Kate Winslet
May 18th, 2015
The writing is of course fantastic. The directing will be good. All that's left is Fassbender as Steve Jobs. That should be interesting. Here's the trailer. ...
Academy Member to Michael Keaton: Illness Always Wins
May 11th, 2015
Ah man, if there was another disappointment from last year it was Michael Keaton not winning for Best Actor. It's one of those things you just won't believe years...
Jordan Ruimy reviews Love and Mercy
May 6th, 2015
American cinema has tackled rock & roll in numerous ways over the years. Just look at the deluge of biopics that have been made in the last few decades: Ray Charles,...
Robert Downey, Jr. Doth Protest Too Much about His SuperHero Career
May 1st, 2015
We get it, the dude is happy to be getting the amenities that go along with doing a movie that is like an all-inclusive resort. You're treated like a god, you have a...
Tom Hardy x2 as Reggie and Ron Kray in Legend
April 30th, 2015
UK teaser trailer. Hoping Legend is Tom Hardy's ticket to an Oscar nomination the way Locke should have been last year. "From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland comes...
Jake Gyllenhaal takes a beating in Southpaw
April 21st, 2015
Yesterday's 'Summer Preview' discussion reminded me that we forgot to post the trailer for Southpaw a couple of weeks ago when it first dropped. In truth, I never even...
Mr Holmes, UK trailer
April 20th, 2015
It's the first full official trailer and so here's the full official synopsis: Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock...
Best Actor Watch: Ian McKellen Gets Another Shot with Mr. Holmes
March 4th, 2015
Remember when Ian McKellen didn't win for the most excellent Gods and Monsters? Yeah, remember who did win? Oh, Oscar. How you love your epic fails. Either way, McKellen...
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