Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. There might not be another actor alive who would devote many months just to find Lincoln’s voice. Fewer still who could take what history told us about him, subtract the multitude of falsely deep Lincoln voices because they sounded “more...
Posted On 07 Dec 2012

Praise of Denzel Washington Pouring in for Flight

From Roger Ebert: After opening with one of the most terrifying flying scenes I’ve witnessed, in which an airplane is saved by being flown upside down, Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” segues into a brave and tortured performance by Denzel Washington — one of his...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012

Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and...
Posted On 16 Oct 2012

Day-Lewis to Win Third Oscar, O’Neil Proclaims

Over at Gold Derby, Tom O’Neil has seen Lincoln and says the Oscar for Best Actor is over: Move over, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Daniel Day-Lewis is about to join you in the pantheon of Oscar’s second-biggest winners. After...
Posted On 12 Oct 2012

New Poster for Denzel Washington in Flight

This exclusive just posted over at In Contention – Denzel Washington in Flight – word on the street is that it’s a stunning, career-best performance by the two-time Oscar winner. Bigger pic after the jump.
Posted On 03 Oct 2012

Flight to Close out the New York Film Fest

Remember when it was Hugo last year? It’s a great placement, to be the closing selection of 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The highly anticipated pic stars Denzel Washington, and was directed by Robert Zemeckis and is probably pretty good if...
Posted On 09 Aug 2012