By | | 20 Comments
Jennifer Kent, writer and director of The Babadook, shows the kind of promise not seen in the horror realm for quite some time and rarely by a woman. I would rank her film among the greatest horror movies ever made, from The Exorcist, The Haunting, Carrie, The Shining – this film is that good. For […]
A Most Violent Year2

By | | 12 Comments
One thing that threads throughout JC Chandor’s work, with three films under his belt now, is that he devotes his time to organic filmmaking, the way movies used to be made and sometimes still are in the independent world. He has somehow bypassed the tsunami of showmanship or style over storytelling and takes his cues […]
interstellar 332

By | | 132 Comments
Here’s the place where you can speak freely about all the secrets of Interstellar and hash out whatever arguable theories and personal interpretations you might have. Spoilers? Yes, spoilers galore. But remember: “You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” – Dale Earnhardt

By | | 39 Comments
“Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act […]

By | | 44 Comments
I thought I’d take a look at the BFCA to see how they’re stacking up the Oscar contenders so far. Some have opened, some haven’t. But so far, here is how it’s looking. Boyhood 96/100 Whiplash 93/100 Birdman 91/100 Theory of Everything 91/100 Gone Girl 90/100 The Imitation Game 90/100 Foxcatcher 88/100 Nightcrawler 88/100 The […]

By | | 13 Comments
Rope of Silicon points us to this Oscars Roundtable discussion by writers. One has to marvel that with all of the films headed into the race — there isn’t a single woman writer or even co-writer among them. Except one. Not only did Flynn write the screenplay, she wrote the book upon which the screenplay […]

By | | 20 Comments
The final Into The Woods trailer has been unleashed by Disney and there’s a lot of singing in it. There’s a lot of Meryl Streep as The Witch singing, the trailer gives us a preview of her song, “Stay With Me.” The cast features Streep, Johnny Depp as The Big Bad Wolf, Emily Blunt as […]

By | | 61 Comments
It’s Oscar season, which means lots of funny things start happening and no one can really pinpoint their source just that, well, it is easier than ever to float a negative idea about a film because social networking picks it up so fast, runs with it, burns the house down before things settle down. One […]
Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 6.41.28 PM

By | | 23 Comments
Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange and Brie Larson star in the film written by William Monahan. How nice to see Lange on the big screen again.

By | | 16 Comments
ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game Antonio Sanchez – Birdman Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything Hans Zimmer – Interstellar Steven Price – Fury Thomas Newman – The Judge Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl ORIGINAL SCORE – SI-FI/FANTASY FILM Tyler Bates – Guardians of the Galaxy […]
Into The woods

By | | 13 Comments
Ahead of the final trailer release, Disney have unveiled ten brand new character posters for Into The Woods. The film features an all star cast including Meryl Streep as The Witch, Johnny Depp as The Big Bad Wolf, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt. Rob Marshall who directs the Stephen Sondheim musical told Variety, […]

By | | 40 Comments
By now, with 134 entries for Foreign Language feature, it’s time for the Academy to acknowledge that documentary filmmakers are making an abundance of vital, important films right now. Five slots for Documentary Feature is simply nowhere near enough to honor the groundswell of non-fiction filmmaking. Since mainstream Hollywood seems more inclined towards fantasy, we […]

By | | 117 Comments
This is probably the push Interstellar needed to get it firmly into the Best Picture race, which AO Scott and Kenneth Turan have just done. It was teetering for a while, with mixed reviews but the two coasts have pretty much sealed the deal. AO Scott says: Of course, the film is more than that. […]

By | | 23 Comments
(press release) LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Big Hero 6” “The Book of Life” “The Boxtrolls” “Cheatin’” “Giovanni’s Island” “Henry & Me” “The Hero of Color City” “How to Train […]

By | | 67 Comments
The air in Los Angeles turned cold just as November arrived and with it the AFI Fest, the season’s last gasp before the film critics start tallying up the year’s successes. A Most Violent Year will get its world premiere, finally. The JC Chandor film, like the rest of the last remainders will get a […]

The State of the Race


Two big movies hit the Oscar race this week. Ridley Scott’s wildly entertaining crowdpleaser, The Martian and Steven Spielberg’s contemplative, cerebral Bridge of Spies. Both films celebrate the goodness in ...


Photo by Jeffrey Wells



The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out tonight and proved HBO total dominance of the current television landscape, wining TV Movie for Bessie, Limited Series for Olive Kitteridge, Comedy ...
Project Greenlight


House Of Cards



Awards Daily TV’s Joey Moser thinks it’s criminal that Orange is the New Black is only nominated for 4 Emmys. Did everyone think that everyone else was going to nominate ...



Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback



The trailer for Hail, Caesar is here. The Coen Brothers comedy takes place in Old Hollywood and stars Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Jonah Hill. The ...



Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 6.44.47 AM

Indeed, we’ll have to tamp down our growing excitement for this one. The filmmaking around it is so revolutionary simply because it is trying to do things the way they ...

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 8.34.32 AM


Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 10.27.45 AM

Sign In


Reset Your Password

Email Newsletter