Boyhood has already made a cool $7 mil at the box office and Oscar season hasn’t even started yet in earnest. It is somewhat heartening to know that a movie like that can still make enough money to justify its existence. We are living the result of a multiple decade... (Read More)
The Weinstein Company released two photos from Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, starring Adams as Margaret Keane. Keane was a painter, famous for painting children with big eyes. Christoph Waltz plays her husband, Walter. Big Eyes is a true story, and we all know how the Academy love biopics. The... (Read More)
Short notice, I know, but for those of you who never got a chance to see Ava DuVernay’s brilliant Middle of Nowhere, it’s being broadcast on BET tonight, 8 Eastern/5 Pacific. Even if only a handful of readers see this last-minute alert in time, then this note is worth... (Read More)
Kenneth Turan writes what I think is a fair dissent of the uniform critical opinion of Boyhood. And indeed, had he written his review, and had it gone on Metacritic, Boyhood’s score would not be a perfect 100 as it is now. Turan didn’t want to be the one... (Read More)
The trailer for David Ayer’s Fury leaves a lot to the imagination. One has no idea what is really going on except that it looks hard core and it looks cool. The hype revolving around Fury comes from its director, Ayer, and its star, Brad Pitt. The New York... (Read More)
Rain Perry is making the leap from music to film with The Shopkeeper: A Documentary about Mark Hallman & the Congress House. While the documentary genre has more female directors in it than probably any other, it still isn’t easy to break through, especially since fundraising is often the... (Read More)
In just one month Telluride will happen and by then we’ll have a decent enough picture of the Oscar race for Best Picture. The New York Film festival will deliver three heavy hitters, namely David Fincher’s Gone Girl, but also Inarritu’s Birdman and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. It’s... (Read More)
2009 was probably the most interesting Oscar year I’ve ever blogged about. It was David and Goliath, ex-husband vs. ex-wife, mentor vs. protege, biggest blockbuster of all time vs. one of the lowest grossing Best Picture contenders ever. It was old fashioned, hand held filmmaking vs. performance capture and... (Read More)
You can choose as many as 10 actresses. The consensus will sort things out.
Choose up to 10 actors. May the best (or most overdue) man win.