The Wrap’s James Rocchi: Even with the well-established praise for director David Fincher as a master filmmaker — his movies lushly drenched in shadow, his capacity for tough stuff matched only by his care in presentation — it’s easy to forget or overlook his sense of humor, the spoonful of sugar that helps the malevolence go down […]
A small gathering of folks were invited to see five minutes of Selma, the Martin Luther King film directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo. The chatter after the preview was that it seemed very good. But the the real take away was how strong Oyelowo was as King. The standout actor was a […]
Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, LOW DOWN is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film […]
Canada has chosen Xavier Dolan’s Mommy as their official submission to the foreign language Oscar competition. With so much to despair about the lack of inspiration in filmmaking, Dolan bursts through convention by reinventing his own brand of storytelling, using pure imagination and innovation to create something unlike anything else you’ll see this year. On the festival […]
Relieved to see someone decided there might be a better way to promote Interstellar than showing us what a guy in a spacesuit looks like. 3 more posters feature actual things happening. Creatively cool and unusual things.
Variety have posted the first trailer for the Weinstein film, Big Eyes. Based on the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) and her husband, Walter (Christophe Waltz), the film tells the story of the artist who painted portraits of young children with big eyes. Big Eyes is directed by Tim Burton and will be […]
A new teaser for JC Chandor’s A Most Violent Year has just been sent out. Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain star. The movie, judging from the trailer, looks top notch, in keeping with the dramatically diverse palate of the young Mr. Chandor, who had already made Margin Call and All is Lost. The film will […]
Update: added to the documentary category. This is where I see the Oscar race right now, before the New York Film fest and before the Big Oscar Movies begin to roll out. I thought it might be nice to put it down for the record. Following Anne Thompson’s lead I am not predicting movies I […]