Oscar Contenders Make GQ’s Men of the Year Covers

Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewyn Davis), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and the dearly departed James Gandolfini (Enough Said) are some of the covers running concurrently for this month’s GQ mag.
Posted On 12 Nov 2013

Nate Parker Makes Variety’s Ten Actors to Watch

Stealing the show in Arbitrage, Nate Parker has made Variety’s Ten Actors to Watch list.  He, along with the rest of the names, will be honored at the Hampton’s Film Fest in September. Parker joins a tight ensemble in Arbitrage and more than holds his own against...
Posted On 24 Aug 2012

Talking Best Supporting Actor

For another in our ongoing series, Thelma Adams, Susan Wloszczyna and I discuss the preliminary stage of the Best Supporting Actor race. It could and will likely shift, but how I believed it is standing right now is: Jonah Hill Christopher Plummer Albert Brooks Nick Nolte Max Von...
Posted On 04 Oct 2011

Andy Serkis – The Performance of the Year (so far) – And Other Standouts

If there is one central performance that currently stands out from the rest so far it’s the somewhat controversial work done by WETA and Andy Serkis in creating Caesar — the ape leader in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  What is great about Serkis’ work here...
Posted On 07 Aug 2011

Andrew Garfield’s Passion and Purpose

“You better lawyer up, asshole, because I’m not coming back for 30%. I’m coming back for EVERYTHING.” It’s one of the most memorable movie lines of 2010, in the most climactic scene of the acclaimed film The Social Network and it’s spoken by...

New posters for The King’s Speech

Artwork for The King’s Speech seems at last to be finding the proper voice. The Spanish design after the cut might be my favorite so far. As spotlessly formal as an official State Portrait, it benefits from being beautifully lit and the sight lines convey an emotional...
Posted On 27 Nov 2010

SAG Ballots Out Today

Today, the 2,100 randomly selected Screen Actors Guild nominating committee members are getting their ballots. They will then have a few weeks to see everything before jotting down their choices. Votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be...
Posted On 24 Nov 2010

Sam Rockwell energizes Conviction

Being singled out among a terrific ensemble cast, word for Sam Rockwell’s role in Conviction sounds like the stuff Supporting Actor campaigns are made of. Katey Rich at Cinemablend says his, “every scene in the prison interview room and especially flashbacks gives the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2010