Hollywood, the Oscars and Race

It really isn’t fair that every film involving any ethnic group besides white people is controversial at the outset. Even before the film is seen it’s controversial — just for including Black or Asian or Hispanic characters, or independent strong-willed women, it’s...
Posted On 14 Nov 2012

Actors Roundtable

Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Alan Arkin and John Hawkes, from the Hollywood Reporter
Posted On 08 Nov 2012

Denzel Washington Launches into the Oscar Race for Best Actor

Todd McCarthy says about Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, “Onscreen for nearly the entire running time, Washington has found one of the best parts of his career in Whip Whitaker, a middle-age pilot for a regional Southern airline who knows his stuff and...
Posted On 16 Oct 2012

New Poster for Denzel Washington in Flight

This exclusive just posted over at In Contention – Denzel Washington in Flight – word on the street is that it’s a stunning, career-best performance by the two-time Oscar winner. Bigger pic after the jump.
Posted On 03 Oct 2012

Flight to Close out the New York Film Fest

Remember when it was Hugo last year? It’s a great placement, to be the closing selection of 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14). The highly anticipated pic stars Denzel Washington, and was directed by Robert Zemeckis and is probably pretty good if...
Posted On 09 Aug 2012

Book of Eli, new trailer

Not Oscar material and not intended to be. Posting this trailer out of respect for the Hughes brothers, Allen and Albert, and for those of us who would like to see Mad Max again but can longer stand the sight of Mel Gibson. I really really like the look of the cinematography...
Posted On 26 Sep 2009

The Book of Eli

Similar to The Book of Cormac, except a lot less Pulitzery. Why did it take 30 years to get an Americanized version of Mad Max? Opens January 15, 2010 — just in time to be two weeks late for Oscar consideration.
Posted On 23 Jul 2009

First Look at Book of Eli

USAToday has 5 shots on location with Denzel Washington and The Book of Eli. “You occasionally ask yourself why you’re shooting a movie in these conditions,” says Allen Hughes, who co-directs the thriller The Book of Eli, due Jan. 15, with his twin brother,...
Posted On 27 May 2009