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State of the Race
Martin Scorsese's Silence Headed for Oscars 2016?
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...
They're in the Yahd not too Fah from the Cah - Why Jaws Still Resonates 40 Years Later
June 20th, 2015
I try to imagine Jaws being released now and how Twitter would have responded to it. Would they complain about how fake the shark looked? Would they think Quint was a...
Brand New Trailer for The Martian
June 8th, 2015
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...
SIFF 2015 Golden Space Needle Audience Awards
June 7th, 2015
SIFF celebrates its films and filmmakers with the Golden Space Needle Audience Awards. Selected by Festival audiences, awards are given in five categories: Best Film,...
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...
Best Actress Watch: Brand New Suffragette Teaser
June 3rd, 2015
There were cars before women had the right to vote. Carey Mulligan looks to leap to the top of the pack for Best Actress based on this trailer. The very very...
Sofia Coppola out as Director of Live Action Little Mermaid
June 1st, 2015
Deadline reports that "creative differences" have driven yet another female director away from a high profile project. This time it's Sofia Coppola dropping out of the...
Jordan Ruimy Counts Down 10 of the Greatest Action Films Ever
May 30th, 2015
by Jordan Ruimy "Mad Max: Fury Road" has single-handedly redefined what an action movie can do. George Miller worked on his baby for the better part of 30 years and...
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. ...
Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' Masterful Carol
May 16th, 2015
You don't know how hearts burn For love that cannot live yet never dies Until you've faced each dawn with sleepless eyes You don't know what love is - Billie...
Cannes Review: An Irrational Man
May 15th, 2015
Woody Allen in Familiar Territory with An Irrational Man If you’re a Woody Allen fan you’ll recognize his dialogue immediately. Pretentious, lofty academics,...
Watch 3 minutes of Todd Haynes' Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
May 14th, 2015
One of the most hotly anticipated films of the festival, Todd Haynes' Carol will premiere in Cannes this week starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The Guardian's...
Ex Machina: Seen and Not Seen
May 1st, 2015
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando There are two roads into Alex Garland’s magnificent new...
Robin Write Revisits Cannes: Best Director
April 5th, 2015
Robin Write at writeoutofla.com has selected his favorite Best Director winners at Cannes. At the 1958 Cannes Film Festival French film-maker François Truffaut was...
The First and Final Frames of Films
March 21st, 2015
David Fincher's Gone Girl gave Jacop T. Swinney the idea of comparing the first and final frames of films. Of course Gone Girl would but you would have to know the film...
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