The State of the Race: Hand Covers Bruise

In each of the five films nominated for Best Director by the Directors Guild yesterday, overcoming an obstacle to become a winner drives the main characters. Micky needs to rid himself of his brother’s shadow and his own lack of self worth, Nina needs to rid herself of her...
Posted On 11 Jan 2011

North Texas Goes for Inception

The North Texas Film Critics have released this year’s winners. They chose Up in the Air as Best Picture last year: Best Picture: Inception, followed by runners up The King’s Speech and The Fighter. Best Director: Christopher Nolan (for Inception). Runners up: David...
Posted On 10 Jan 2011

Inception sweeps Central Ohio Critics’ Awards

Inception dominates the Central Ohio Film Critics’ Awards with wins for picture, director Christopher Nolan, original screenplay and original score. Best Film 1. Inception 2. The Social Network 3. The King’s Speech 4. Black Swan 5. Toy Story 3 6. True Grit 7. 127...

One True Thing: Inception, Black Swan, True Grit, The Social Network

2010 may come down to four great films for me. After all is said and done, I think these four films are the ones I will watch over and over again. We will still be counting down the year’s ten best. But for now, I’ll offer up what I consider to be my personal...
Posted On 24 Dec 2010

Inception FYC feature to screen in theaters

Like a well-oiled dream machine, the run-up to Inception’s premiere this summer amped up anticipation with nimble precision. The same savvy dexterity is on full display as Warner’s releases this elegant Behind the Scenes FYC promo to begin screening across the country...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010

Scott Pilgrim wins Best Song from Houston Critics

Beck’s “We Are Sex Bob-Omb!” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World took home the Best Original Song prize at the Houston Film Critics Awards today. In more expected news, The Social Network continued its winning ways with trophies for Picture, Director, Actor and...

The State of the Race: Going Money

There are heroes and anti-heroes in this race. There are social networks and black swans. There are kings and cowboys. There are fighters and lesbians. There are teen mothers and toys. There are dreams and nightmares. And through it all, there are going to be currents that run...
Posted On 16 Nov 2010

The Year’s Best Moments in Film so Far

2010 is, to my mind, one of the best years for film in memory – the main reason for this is that you have such a fine class of directors, from both major studios and independents, female and male. There are a handful of writer/directors whose vision was realized, whether...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010

Inception and Dragon – Only Films to Stay in Top 10 for Ten Weeks

Their total box office might not be the highest, but I just learned on Twitter that Inception and How to Train Your Dragon are the only two films of 2010 to spend ten weeks on the top ten box office chart. That’s a fairly significant bit of news. Repeat viewings, word of...
Posted On 19 Sep 2010

The State of the Race: Best Picture Within Sight

Even though one can’t take anything for granted at this state of the race, it’s impossible to deny real buzz. Right now, two films have it – 127 Hours and The King’s Speech, both films seem to hit just the right notes to emerge victorious through the heat...
Posted On 13 Sep 2010