Nicole Kidman to receive Cinema Vanguard Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Nicole Kidman with its Cinema Vanguard award on Feb. 5. “Honoring Nicole Kidman is so exciting for us here at SBIFF,” executive director Roger Durling said in today’s announcement. “Her work is...
Posted On 22 Nov 2010

Lesley Manville, One of the Best in Any Category

My Oscar Poker partner, Jeff Wells, is worried that Lesley Manville won’t make the cut if they run her as Best Actress. He thinks she has a better chance of getting in in the Supporting Actress category. It probably isn’t going to matter what bloggers think about it...
Posted On 21 Nov 2010

Another Year, trailer

Very close to the same trailer we saw in August — a few new scenes to tease out the themes more explicitly, and of course the UK review quotes are here replaced with raves from familiar US critics.
Posted On 19 Nov 2010

Natalie Portman, Colin Firth win Palm Springs acting awards

Natalie Portman and Colin Firth have been announced as winners of the Desert Palm Achievement Awards for Acting by the Palm Springs Film Festival. They will join previously announced honorees Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. The Festival runs Jan. 6...

Oscar Poker, Episode 8

Later today or tonight, our Moveiegasm podcast will go up. But here is the 8th episode of Oscar Poker. Jeff Wells, Phil Contrino, Scott Feinberg and I discuss many things. Our podcasts, both of them, keep going up in length of time.¬† But there isn’t any point in cutting...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010