Wally Pfister wins ASC Award for Inception!

Wally Pfister: ASC Award for Feature Film, for Inception! Stephen Windon: Asc Award for TV Movie /Mini-Series for the Pacific, Okinawa Jonathan Freeman: ASC award for TV Series – Boardwalk Empire, ‘Home’ episode Michael O’Shea: ASC Career Achievement in TV Award John...
Posted On 13 Feb 2011

North Texas Goes for Inception

The North Texas Film Critics have released this year’s winners. They chose Up in the Air as Best Picture last year: Best Picture: Inception, followed by runners up The King’s Speech and The Fighter. Best Director: Christopher Nolan (for Inception). Runners up: David...
Posted On 10 Jan 2011

Inception Tops VES Nominations

Full list at Variety: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture Inception Iron Man 2 TRON: Legacy Alice In Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture Green Zone SALT...
Posted On 10 Jan 2011

One True Thing: Inception, Black Swan, True Grit, The Social Network

2010 may come down to four great films for me. After all is said and done, I think these four films are the ones I will watch over and over again. We will still be counting down the year’s ten best. But for now, I’ll offer up what I consider to be my personal...
Posted On 24 Dec 2010

Inception FYC feature to screen in theaters

Like a well-oiled dream machine, the run-up to Inception’s premiere this summer amped up anticipation with nimble precision. The same savvy dexterity is on full display as Warner’s releases this elegant Behind the Scenes FYC promo to begin screening across the country...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010

Mindbending & harrowing Blu-rays of the day

Among today’s new releases on Blu-ray and DVD are three mindbenders from masters Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro and David Cronenberg. Inception, Cronos and Videodrome are especially noteworthy additions in high-def because of the cinematography of Wally Pfister (The...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010

The Year’s Best Moments in Film so Far

2010 is, to my mind, one of the best years for film in memory – the main reason for this is that you have such a fine class of directors, from both major studios and independents, female and male. There are a handful of writer/directors whose vision was realized, whether...
Posted On 04 Nov 2010

The State of the Race: The Big Split?

I was answering a comment by one of the readers and I realized I stumbled onto something. It seems to me that there are two types of Oscar winning Best Pictures. Those that are entertaining and those that are groundbreaking. In the past several years, groundbreaking cinema (by...
Posted On 02 Nov 2010

The State of the Race: Is This Seat Taken?

The Oscar race is often like getting to the theater early enough to get a great seat. If you’re not a somebody, you have to get there early to stake your claim, even if it means waiting around a while before the show starts. If you’re a Very Important Person it...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010

The State of the Race: You Know More Than You Think

It is always around this time that we feel like we’re trying to find the door in the dark. There are some knowns and unknowns, opinions and facts. The Oscar race is always evolving. It is not static, but fluid. Publicists must head into it like Marines whose objective is to...
Posted On 09 Oct 2010