[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out of these three festivals can immediately bring an unknown... (Read More)
The headline is frank and pragmatic because Michael Douglas is too. Last night’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman focused on the movie that’s opening later this month. But that sequel will have to be something very special indeed to trump the other outstanding performance Douglas delivered... (Read More)
The reviews for Black Swan have me wondering whether or not Natalie Portman can become the leading Best Actress contender. Aronofsky’s leads dip to the dark side, as in the case with Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – but Portman is already such a squeaky clean and... (Read More)
Black Swan had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last night, and many critics are leaping around in grand jet√©s of praise: Todd McCarthy, Indiewire: As a sensory experience for the eyes and ears, ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù provides bountiful stimulation. Aronofsky and cinematographer Matthew Libatique choreograph the camera... (Read More)
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Awards Daily readers cast 12,000 votes on last week’s poll — and some of the titles we included received fewer than 20 votes. The results serve as fast and sloppy way to separate the wheat from chaff. Even though we’re flying blind on 45 unseen movies, perception matters and... (Read More)
Forbes does the math and finds that Shia LaBoeuf delivers the best return on a studio’s investment, bringing in $81 for every dollar he’s paid in salary. This is the second year in a row he’s topped the chart. Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett are the two best female... (Read More)
All That Pizzazz. The artwork makes me wish this could be an animated series on Adult Swim. Maybe call it Aeon Fluz. See the full-sized glitz after the cut.
It’s not Oscar-y, but hey, Diablo Cody is an Oscar winner, so, you know. Via Movieline.My daughter takes piano lessons at the Oakwood. We’re celebrities, waaaaaaa. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny.