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Winter’s Bone

17th Annual Chlotrudis Award Winners

Best Movie - WINTER'S BONE Buried Treasure - DOGTOOTH Best Documentary - MARWENCOL Best Director - Debra Granik for WINTER'S BONE Best Actress - Hye-ja Kim for MOTHER Best Actor - (TIE) Ryan Gosling for BLUE VALENTINE and Philip Seymour…

Oscar Flashback: Seems Like Old Times

The British have taken over the Oscars. ¬†Before we get to how everything old is new again,¬†here is a first look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher: Oscars 2010 feels like a step backwards in time for so many reasons. 1. The British…

The Outside Shot

Holding your place in the Oscar race, as I pointed out already, is a lot like saving your seat in a crowded theater. The seats are filling up fast. It's a really difficult game, if you're a publicist, trying to get the film in, or the…

Oscar Bits and Muggle Alerts

Vanity Fair's John Lopez has revived their Little Gold Men column -- MUGGLE ALERT -- it has many "likes" and "retweets" so it's a good thing Lopez knows what he's talking about. VF Scott Feinberg presents a really and truly valuable…

Top Ten Breakout Names of Oscars 2010

Every year the Oscars have the ability to wave the magic wand over a fresh young ingenue, an exciting debut director, or a brilliant new writer. Some of these newcomers light up the season for a moment of glory and then are never heard…

For Your Consideration

As we head out of September and into the true heat of Oscar season, it is time to turn our attention to those who may get left behind in the excitement. This is a casualty of the mania that swells around the next three or four months.…

Winter's Bone And Oscar

Debra Granik's second feature film, Winter's Bone, is the kind of movie that gets progressively better & better as you delve deeper and deeper into it. It is filled with humane, real characterizations of a society that is rooted in evil…

Winter’s Bone – Jennifer Lawrence Shines

Metacritic currently has Winter's Bone at a whopping 92, with rave reviews from all of the major outlets. ¬†Directed and co-written by Debra Granik, Winter's Bone becomes the first of two films directed by women to be strong early…

Winter’s Bone tops Metacritic chart

Debra Granik's gothic Ozark tale, Winter's Bone, opening in limited release this Friday, just landed atop the Metacritic chart with a resounding score of 91 (only 5 reviews so far). It has clung¬†fast to¬†a perfect 100 at Rotten…

Jennifer Lawrence all thawed out

Our friend Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema tips us to this steamy photo shoot at Esquire -- Jennifer Lawrence, glowingly unfrozen from her Sundance sensation Winter's Bone. I'd like to say this pin-up post has Memorial Day weekend…

Winter’s Bone, poster

RoS found the new poster for Winter's Bone, winner of the Grand Jury Prize this year at Sundance, as well as the festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. One of the classiest one-sheets of 2010, I think (full-size after the cut).…

Sundance: Winter’s Bone

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon: Debra Granik's blend of low-budget regional realism and crime thriller (adapted from the novel by Daniel Woodrell) is an absolute knockout, for me the narrative film of the festival so far. Young Jennifer…