Craig Kennedy talks to Tom McCarthy about Win Win

March is practically last year as far as the awards race is concerned and that’s a shame. Hollywood can’t release every good movie between September 1 and December 31 (though the studios seem to try harder to do just that every year) and inevitably excellent films get...
Posted On 09 Dec 2011

Turan on Ramsay, Swinton and Kevin – one of 2011′s Best

Kenneth Turan gives Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin a rave, pointing out how if Ramsay were a male director she would, arguably, be more celebrated. I would add to that if men gave birth to babies and raised them the film would be more “universal,”...
Posted On 09 Dec 2011

Kristen Wiig and “the year’s ballsiest comedy”

Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character. Kristen...
Posted On 28 Nov 2011

Kristen Wiig and "the year's ballsiest comedy"

Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character. Kristen...
Posted On 28 Nov 2011

Charlize Theron gives good stinkface in Young Adult

(thanks to twitter pal Glenn Dunks @stalepopcornau for the ‘stinkface’ headline)
Posted On 17 Nov 2011

Reminder: Woody Allen, American Masters, PBS, Sunday night

Sasha already mentioned this last week, but well worth repeating the heads up for anyone who forgot or might have missed it. Sunday and Monday, November 20-21, the American Masters series broadcasts its 2-part profile of Woody Allen. Promo preview after the cut, along with a clip...
Posted On 17 Nov 2011

Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto in Margin Call

Last year Roadside Attractions brought us Winter’s Bone and Biutiful. This year they’re handling distribution for Albert Nobbs, Project Nim, and this weekend deliver the biggest under-the-radar surprise of the month. Margin Call opened in limited release just a few...
Posted On 24 Oct 2011

Woody Allen gets 2-part American Masters profile

Probably the only television exposure more prestigious than a 60-minutes segment in peak Oscar season, a profile on PBS American Masters is a rare honor reserved for national treasures. All the more rare when it spotlights a subject as chronically shy and elusive as Woody Allen....
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan

@CineVue and @Raindance tweet links to a great resource at raindance.org where you can read and download 8 scripts by Christopher Nolan — Following, Memento, The Prestige, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Keys to the Street (unproduced).  ...
Posted On 10 Jul 2011

Sight unseen, scouting out the best screenplays of 2011

Since much of a best screenplay nomination hangs on the past pedigrees of the writers, directors and cast, it’s never too soon to begin groping in the dark to wonder which films might emerge as this year’s frontrunners for best screenplay. A message from phantom this...
Posted On 11 Apr 2011