Tom O’Neil Switches Prediction to DiCaprio for Wolf over McConoughey

In one corner, mighty Paramount’s $100 million movie with one of the world’s biggest stars and one of the most exciting films of the year.  In the other corner, the tiny Dallas Buyers Club which got made on a wing and a prayer, so lacking in funds they couldn’t...
Posted On 12 Feb 2014

A Week Before Ballots are Sent Out, are the Lead Acting Frontrunners Locked?

I posted about this a few days back but it’s worth diving into again since the debates have begun to bubble up on social media.  Can any of the four acting slots be upset? And if so, which? My first thought is no.  They are locked down as any have been in recent years....
Posted On 10 Feb 2014

Oscar Contenders Make GQ’s Men of the Year Covers

Justin Timberlake (Inside Llewyn Davis), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and the dearly departed James Gandolfini (Enough Said) are some of the covers running concurrently for this month’s GQ mag.
Posted On 12 Nov 2013

Best Actor Race – Most Competitive in Years

In competitive years for Best Actor surprising results have often emerged. When Jack Nicholson for About Schmidt was up against Daniel Day Lewis for Gangs of New York, Michael Caine for the Quiet American and Nicolas Cage for Adaptation, Adrien Brody won for The Pianist. In 2011,...
Posted On 28 Sep 2013

Matthew McConaughey to edge close to Oscar with Dallas Buyers Club

When you look at the Best Actor race now it’s hard not to zero in on Matthew McConaughey, one of the hardest working actors in town (works hard, plays hard) and his upcoming physical transformation in Dallas Buyers Club.  Just from the pictures of the actor, who also turned...
Posted On 16 Aug 2013

For Your Consideration: Greta Gerwig and Matthew McConaughey

The summer movie season heats up with two great performances in two very solid indies. Greta Gerwig in ‘Frances Ha’ and Matthew McConaughey in “Mud’. Finally, something to cheer about in a summer movie season lacking in ambitious thought. In Noah...

Mud Opens Today — High Praise from LA, NY and Wall St. Journal

The two things that ought to be remembered come Oscar time are probably the standout writing of Jeff Nichols as an American original, and the performance of Matthew McConaughey. The New York Times’ AO Scott makes it a “Critic’s Pick,” writing: The central...
Posted On 26 Apr 2013

McConaughey – Yet More Praise for the Actor in Mud

Mud is getting good early word of mouth, but specifically for Matthew McConoughey. The actor came close to getting an Oscar nod for last year’s trio of great performances – stealing the show in Bernie, Magic Mike and Killer Joe – but this year he looks to be up...
Posted On 22 Apr 2013