Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to Ebert

Ben Affleck will always be tied to Ebert for all eternity. Argo was the last number one movie ever named by Ebert, predicted to win the Oscar (rightly) by Ebert, and To the Wonder was the last movie reviewed by Ebert. Kind of strange, don’t you think? Either way, here is...
Posted On 10 Apr 2013

Soderbergh’s Side Effects, His Last?

Steven Soderbergh’s filmography reads like a true cinematic almanac of the past 20 years. Landmark stuff such as “Traffic”, “Out Of Sight”, “Sex, Lies And Videotape”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “The Limey” and “Erin Brokovich” have given the enigmatic director a truly unique...

The Place Beyond the Pines an Indie Hit

The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper made near $300 thou in just four theaters over the Easter weekend. The Los Angeles Times’ Nicole Sperling calls director Derek Cianfrance a box office brand with just two films under his belt:...
Posted On 31 Mar 2013

Fox Searchlight positions 12 Years a Slave for Dec 27th release

Take some big guns and hand them to people who know a little something about sharp aim and hitting hard targets. Earlier today Fox Searchlight announced via Twitter that they have acquired 12 Years a Slave and plan to position Steve McQueen’s film for the final week of...
Posted On 28 Mar 2013

Premature Adulation – Best Director Keeps Going and Coming and Always Too Soon

It would be gross — that Brad Brevet and Jeff Wells are ready to splooge on Oscar’s stomach this early – if the race weren’t so utterly predictable. Yeah, it’s really that easy. So these are unlucky saps to have their asses hanging out there early...
Posted On 15 Mar 2013