Ten Movies Best Movies That Were Never Made

It’s hard to see these as anything but tough sells, but Slate’s Abby McGanney Nolan has listed ten of the best films that never saw the green light. Some highlights: Life of Christ – Orson Welles would direct, Gregg Tolland would lens, and Welles himself would...
Posted On 28 Jun 2010

David Edelstein Highlights Three Great Films of 2010

Three American indies directed by women are “marvelous.” He calls Winter’s Bone, the “Movie of the Year.”
Posted On 28 Jun 2010

Woody Looks Back, Sees Failure – We See his Ten Best

There is much to appreciate about Woody Allen, but his frank confessions coming out now really do reveal much about the artist, art in general and his outlook on life, which, I find, far preferable to anyone else’s. ¬†Says Woody about his career in this Times UK article:...
Posted On 28 Jun 2010

Climate Change & Mayan Doomsday Fears Jolt Oscars into January?

Deadline tonight breaks a bizarre report that the Academy Board of Governors apparently discussed cramming the entire awards season into a densely packed carry-on bag. I hope they also tossed around the idea of changing the name from Oscar Night to Oscar Nightmare: …the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2010

Early Oscar Contenders for Best Picture

This Gregg Kilday piece echoes what I’ve been feeling for a while now. ¬†It isn’t that much different from last year in that, with ten Best Pic slots, it feels like a light year already. There are some films that have that Best Pic buzz on them out of the festival...
Posted On 18 Jun 2010