3rd Gone Girl Photo Posted on Indiewire

Read More

Indiewire has just posted the 3rd evidence photo. Check it out after the jump. Here we see in evidence red lacy thong panties. Hmmmmm! Previously: AwardsDaily’s Exclusive photo of Gone Girl evidence!


AwardsDaily Exclusive Gone Girl Photo #2 – The Diary

Read More

As David Fincher’s new film Gone Girl readies for release, the director is planting a few key bits of evidence on the internet on the key date of July 5th. Readers of the book might remember why that date is significant. Photo #1 is found over at Huffington Post entertainment and features the couple, Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck toasting at a party. This image is a clue to what…


Ryan Adams: Best movies of 2014 thru the mid-year rear-view mirror

Read More

The 4th of July is America’s annual half-time show. Gaudy, overproduced, and vulgar, sure — but mixed with legitimate dignity, grand aspirations, and honorable impulses nonetheless. We put the past 6 messy months behind us, pack up whatever’s salvageable to carry onward, and hope the rest of the year will be better. And somehow, against all odds, it usually is. One thing we can always count on improving from July…


Snowpiercer: The least blockblustery blockbuster of the year

Read More

Let’s take a look at the circumstances and weigh the criteria to see why Snowpiercer isn’t a typical typical summer blockbuster — and doesn’t even want to be. First of all, we know the term blockbuster was coined specifically for movies that audiences flock to see en masse, with lines around the block, millions and millions of people packing thousands and thousands of theaters. Snowpiercer is not that. Snowpiercer has…


Ava DuVernay Directing Selma

Read More


Will Oscar Notice Rise of the Moody Blockbuster? Dawn and Snowpiercer Put Academy Prejudice to the Test

Read More

For a while now, as I just wrote about in the directors piece, the moody effects film has mostly been ignored by the Academy. There was District 9, which got a Best Picture slot when there were a solid ten nominations each voting member could submit. But when they shrunk the nomination ballots back to five for each Academy member, suddenly those five slots simply could not sacrifice a drama…


Oscar Podcast Preview – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Read More

The year was 2008. I will forever remember it as the year the Oscar race finally broke the NY Times’ David Carr, who watched the whole season buckle under a can’t-lose frontrunner. It happens sometimes. You have years where a film is too big to ignore — Schindler’s List, Titanic — and then you have delightfully wide open years where any film could win. And then there are those years…

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 8.50.22 AM

Studio Ghibli’s Latest, When Marnie Was There Gets a Trailer

Read More

Anne Thompson points us to this new trailer from Studio Ghibli. Says Anne: “When Marnie Was There” is is adapted from the book by Joan Robinson, and tells the story of a young, lonely girl who makes a new friend in Marnie–who very well may be a ghost. Robinson’s book is on the list of Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite 50 children’s books, so it’s not surprising that it’s getting the Ghibli…


Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton in Pride, trailer and poster

Read More

The first trailer for Pride has dropped. Dominic West, Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton headline the film which is based on a true story. Set in 1984, the dramedy involves gay rights campaigners who decide to support miners on strike in a Welsh village. Directed by Tony Award winning Matthew Warchus (Matilda), the film received a standing ovation and received critical acclaim when it screened at Cannes in May. (submitted…


R.I.P. Louis Zamperini; Olympian and WWII Hero

Read More

Louis Zamperini has passed away at the age of 97. Olympic athlete and World War II hero, Zamperini was the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s biography which has been adapted for the forthcoming film, Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Zamperini’s family released a statement saying, “Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini has never broken down from a challenge….



The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

Picture of the Day


Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 2.51.04 PM

This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: