State of the Race
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State of the Race
Oscars call back Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for 2014 Oscar Telecast
Carey Mulligan Revives Daisy in Vogue
April 15th, 2013
Both times F. Scott's Daisy has been brought to the big screen it's been with graceful, vulnerable, childlike actresses. That is about right if you look strictly at...
Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom in Zulu to Close Cannes Fest
April 12th, 2013
The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from...
To the Wonder ...
April 11th, 2013
by Les Phillips TO THE WONDER (2013, Terrence Mallick). Everyone wondered what TREE OF LIFE was about. This one's easy; it's about love. I can't remember a film that...
Soderbergh's Side Effects, His Last?
April 9th, 2013
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...
Oscarwatch: Benedict Cumberbatch - Star on the Rise
April 7th, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be enjoying the perfect storm of projects right now. His work in Sherlock is probably his best to date, though he was equally compelling...
Roger Ebert's Final Review - To the Wonder
April 6th, 2013
A fitting film to end a 46 year-long career with. For fifteen years I have been reporting on Ebert's reviews on this site. I realize now this will be the last time I...
Roger Ebert Leaves This Earth, and Behind Him, Permanent Footprints
April 4th, 2013
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Roger Ebert has passed on. The cancer had returned, was the last thing we heard from him. He wrote a final blog post that said...
Finding Dory hits Theaters Nov. 25, 2015
April 2nd, 2013
Hard to believe we'll have to wait two years to see but lo, Finding Nemo's sequel, Finding Dory, will take that long to spring to life. Andrew Stanton will...
The Future of the Academy to be Discussed ... at the Academy
March 30th, 2013
The New York Times revealed that Dawn Hudson is asking Academy members for a group discussion on what they think the future of the Academy might be. Here are Awards...
King for a Day - the 30 Year Anniversary of King of Comedy to Close Tribeca
March 30th, 2013
Tribeca has announced that they will close with King of Comedy, one of Martin Scorsese's best and most underrated films for this, their 30 year anniversary. ...
Cinema of the Uncomfortable: Dream Homes, Secret Rooms and the American Nightmare
March 29th, 2013
As we fumble towards some kind of symbolic permanence in our lives we sometimes land where we shouldn’t, in places that have long since belonged to someone else. We...
101 years of gay cinema
March 27th, 2013
This week the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on two historic cases that seek to expand the scope and definition of equal rights in America to include gay...
Oscars, The Guilds and the Awards Calendar
March 25th, 2013
Remember last year's date scramble? I certainly do. For the first time in Oscar history the Academy had to turn in their ballots before the DGA announced. The DGA was...
Jim Carrey's Subtle Shaming of Gun Culture in America
Watch for the ode to Lebowski... after the cut. Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey from Jim Carrey ...
Mike White adapting next novel by Silver Linings author
Salon's subhead has the right attitude: "The announcement comes two days after HBO this week canceled his beloved two-season show, Enlightened." Matthew Quick's new novel, called The Good Luck of...
Kate Winslet joins futuristic action-adventure Divergent
March 24th, 2013
(Press release) Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, confirmed today that Kate Winslet will star as “Jeanine Matthews” in the studio’s futuristic action...
Danny Boyle's Trance, trailers in 3 flavors
Trippy heist thriller Trance opens in the UK on March 17 and has already been reviewed there to mixed reaction. Coming to US theaters on April 5. Original trailer above. This week bring a new...
Pile On -- Condemning Lynne Ramsay
March 21st, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow is a torture apologist, Leni Reifenstahl and according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, not the one who really directed Zero Dark Thirty and...
Bates Motel Brings Norman Back, & Mother Too
March 19th, 2013
My first reaction to the new A&E show about Norman and Norma Bates was that it was too much a simpleton's view of their well known, complex story. By now, both...
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