I’ve seen a lot of movies. A lot of them contain some pretty shocking stuff. I don’t necessarily like gore or explicitly disturbing subject matter, but my cinematic journeys often lead me toward such material anyway. I’m more adventurous than the average moviegoer. Sometimes, I think I’ve seen it all. After a while, one act of abhorrent […]
Read More Eye Of The Beholder: Beauty Bares Its Teeth In ‘Neon Demon’
It’s that time of year again, folks! What I like to call “movie Christmas.” And like an actual holiday, the Academy Awards often end up as more of a disappointment than anything else — any Oscars handed out to not-so-great nominated films like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Iron Lady can be chalked […]
Read More The Not-Oscars 2011
Is it me, or were 2011’s movies more united by theme this year than is usual? Nostalgia was the big one, with several titles capitalizing not just on our nostalgia of a past era, but of movies from a past era — from silent films to Spielberg blockbusters and everything in between. Films like The […]
Read More Top Ten Films: 2011
It’s the Golden Globes! And because I currently have nothing better to do, I am watching and blogging about them. (Nominees here, FYI.) I’ll be doing some sort of live-blogging/recap as we go on, so… enjoy!
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Golden Globes: Live Blog & Winners 2012
And you thought it was all about the Oscars, didn’t you? Nope. The Academy Awards are basically the last group to have their say about which films are the year’s most esteemed, and their picks don’t necessarily (or even often) reflect the feelings of the critical community, which is why you’ll see a lot more […]
Read More Gold Rush: National Society Of Film Critics Winners 2012
(Movies discussed in this post: Shame, Hunger, and Drive.) In film criticism, it is trendy to champion the smallest of movies. Micro-budgeted, artsy, foreign language — any or all of these qualities will do. The more bare-bones and stripped down a film is, the better. Basically, the less a movie has going for it to appeal […]
Read More Fuck Fuck, Splat Splat: The Best Sex & Violence Of 2011
Ah, The Golden Globes. What can I say about The Golden Globes that hasn’t been said before?
Read More Gold Rush: The Golden Globe Nominees 2012
Another day, another smattering of kudos from an organization most filmgoers don’t even know exists. This list keeps Hugo and The Artist on top of things, as will as giving The Help a little more awards-wind beneath its wings. See the full list below.
Read More Gold Rush: BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees & Winners
Awards Season is officially underway, and the New York Film Critics Circle is one of the first out of the gate with love for Moneyball, The Artist, and The Tree Of Life. Here are the winners:
Read More Gold Rush: The New York Film Critics Circle 2011
BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer) § 50/50 § Beginners § Drive § Take Shelter § The Artist § The Descendants
Read More Gold Rush: Independent Spirit Awards Nominees 2011