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Women Film Critics Circle Awards

The Women Film Critics Circle gives out its own unique set of awards again this year. BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN Mother And Child BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN Winter's Bone BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER The Kids Are All Right: Lisa Cholodenko…

It’s Still Bening and Portman

It always happens every year a unique film like Black Swan starts hitting the mainstream. There is bound to be some sort of freak out as people see the film that is creating such a stir. There is never any guarantee that it will be a…

The Women: Unhinged

While the men characters are doing things like cutting off their arms to survive, creating a social networking revolution, learning to give speeches and becoming king of England while doing so, winning boxing matches, robbing banks and…

Girls on Girls on Film

The Daily Beast calls this a list of the "10 Steamiest Lesbian Sex Scenes" but most of them are merely humid and partly dewy. For a stark contrast with true sizzle on film, make your own mental list of the 10 Steamiest Straight Sex…

Bening’s Time

It took me a while to finally see The Kids Are All Right. I knew the movie would be good, and I followed the trail of buzz that has it continually landing on lists of films that might make the cut for the Oscars. Some have asked why the…

Too Young to Win?

Nathaniel, over at The Film Experience, has done some exhaustive research that proves being younger isn't always better when it comes to winning. We silly Oscar bloggers have been debating privately whether or not we think Jennifer Lawrence…

A Look at Best Actress

It is being said that this is the Year of the Actress. It very may be, and if it is, it's a long time coming. As we head out of the bulk of the year and into a very heated next four months, there are some things we know for sure. We…

SPC first with Academy screeners

It comes as no surprise that Sony Pictures Classics is first out of the gate (again!) with DVD screeners sent¬†to Academy voters. According to veteran AMPAS member Ken Rudolph's¬†invaluable record-keeping, SPC¬†recently¬†mailed out…

Natalie vs. Annette?

Writing for the Daily Beast, Nicole LaPorte quotes others saying that the Best Actress race could be down to Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Annette Bening for the Kids Are All Right. This is one of the many post-Toronto and Oscar…

Kidman Joins Best Actress Race

Thanks to Ryan's post, our thoughts turn to Nicole Kidman, who is said to do brilliant work in Rabbit Hole, a tough sell all around but given Kidman's popularity and star power, a strong possibility. Pete Hammond, new awards writer for…

The Kids Are More than All Right

Put Annette Bening and Julianne Moore at the top of this year's Best Actress race, they are the heart and soul of The Kids Are All Right. They play a married couple that go through the same issues any other hetero married couple would go…

Best Actress: The Heat is On

So far, the field is already half-filled with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence. But out of Cannes, came three great performances. I saw two of them, Michelle Williams and Lesley Manville. I missed Naomi Watts in…

The Kids Are All Right, featurette

The Kids Are All Right opened the LA Film Festival last week, and IndieWire's Anne Thompson likes it even better the second time around: The movie played great‚ÄîCholodenko told me she had ‚Äútightened‚Äù the film since its Sundance…

The Kids Are All Right, trailer

It's been around 3 or 4 days already, and I guess the reason I didn't jump on the multiple tips by readers is because my hopes are so much higher for The Kids Are Alright than this trailer would seem to justify. I understand the need…