Winter’s Bone

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 ...

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. ...
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Yesterday, Kris Tapley lamented on Twitter, “Most over-covered, over-considered Oscar season ever. Yes, I’m aware of the irony.” Is it really the case, though, or is there just more of it online? It seems to me that every year there ...
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A variety of critics were called upon to write up the best movies of the year. Here are three of them: 1. The Social Network – by Jim Emerson “We lived on farms. We lived in cities. And now we ...
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With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching, Amazon.com is sending out millions of promotional emails featuring their “Editor’s Top Picks” of the best movies, books and music of 2010. They naturally only list the films that they can sell, and ...
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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 ...
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The Oscar race is often like getting to the theater early enough to get a great seat. If you’re not a somebody, you have to get there early to stake your claim, even if it means waiting around a while ...

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 ...
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It’s a good thing that 2010 is bringing to the big screen positive role models for teen girls in at least two films. As the mother of a 12 year-old, this gives me hope that teenagers don’t just have truly ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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Three American indies directed by women are “marvelous.” He calls Winter’s Bone, the “Movie of the Year.”
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With nearly half the year flown by, Broadcast Film Critics’ rankings have produced¬†three early favorites for the upcoming awards season. The only features to score in 4-star territory¬†at BFCA are two recent releases, Winter’s Bone and Toy Story 3, along ...

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 contenders ...

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 Tomatoes for ...

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 relevance. ...

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). ...

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 Lawrence is sensational as ...

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