Pick Your Silver Linings Acting Winners — a Poll

You have to go all the way back to Sunset Boulevard to find an Oscar nominated Best Picture winner with four acting nominations that didn’t win.  I know most people assume Jennifer Lawrence will be that winner, besting 85 year-old Emmanuelle Riva.  Though Lawrence will...
Posted On 22 Feb 2013

Oscar bits and bites

Leon Panetta, portrayed by James Gandolfini in Zero Dark Thirty, talks about the film and says he thinks it was an accurate portrayal of those events. Though he wasn’t around for the interrogations he knows that the way they ultimately found Bin Laden was from many...
Posted On 30 Jan 2013

Dr. Oz Goes to Bat for Silver Linings

Despite the many complaints about the film for painting mental illness as a cutesy quirk that can be easily erased with meds, Dr. Oz has tied it in with the subject of “mental illness” as portrayed in Silver Linings Playbook. This helps lend the romantic comedy with...
Posted On 22 Jan 2013

David O. Russell on Silver Linings, His Son and “Good, Humble Work.”

After a six-year absence from both arthouses and multiplexes, filmmaker David O. Russell (Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) returned in 2010 with The Fighter. The family/boxing drama received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director,...

The Little Movie that Could and Might

I thought it was worth mentioning that, though it might seem ludicrous that a film like Silver Linings Playbook — feelgood, light romcom – could beat the best lineup of films we’ve seen in a long, long time it might do just that. As I was listening to actors...
Posted On 26 Nov 2012

Oscar Bits and Bites

Tom O’Neil over at Gold Derby has compiled a list of screeners that have been going out to Academy members. Getting them there early is essential for films that don’t have purty young girls naked in them or big stars or rave reviews. He’ll be keeping track along...
Posted On 17 Nov 2012

Silver Linings Playbook Gets Raves

Manohla Dargis of the NY Times loves David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, making it a critic’s pick of the week. She says audiences are longing for a happy ending only Russell can deliver: As its title announces, “Silver Linings Playbook” honks, waves and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2012
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