(Films discussed in this post: Jane Eyre, Restless, Albert Nobbs.)Best Actress is one of few categories this year in which there is much suspense about who the winner will be. This year’s Academy Award nominations went primarily for established actresses in material that received mixed reviews — The Iron Lady, My Week With Marilyn, The […]
Read More Lady Looks Like A Dude (Kinda): ‘Albert Nobbs’ Is A Drag
2011 is long gone — we’re a month into the new year, yet every movie I’ve seen this January is a 2011 release. By design. The studios always roll out way more movies than we could ever possibly see all at once, then let us scramble to catch them all in order to be caught […]
Read More The Girlfight Experience: Gina Carano Goes ‘Haywire’
Predicting the Oscars is useless. Sure, it can be fun guessing the winners when the big night is nigh, but what’s the use of predicting nominees? I’m telling you, there is none. And yet, people do it. I use the term “people” to refer to that small handful of folks like myself for whom the […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012
(Films discussed in this post: A Dangerous Method, 50/50, Cedar Rapids, Margin Call, The Perfect Host, The Guard, The Ides Of March, Horrible Bosses, Warrior.) In my post on “The Chicks,” I reflected on the ups and downs for females in film last year, from the ribald shenanigans of Bridesmaids to the slightly-less-ribald racial politics […]
Read More The Dicks: Bromances & Mantagonists Of 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
(Movies discussed in this post: War Horse, Attack The Block, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Paul, Super 8, The Adventures Of Tintin.) From The Artist to Midnight In Paris to Hugo and a number of others, 2011 is a big year for nostalgia for all sorts of mainly things — but […]
Read More Yay Or Neigh?: Spielberg Ponies Up Two New Family Films
It’s been a spell since Ridley Scott directed anything to make us really stand up and take notice, but you gotta love the guy. Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise… and, of course, Alien.
Read More Trailer Trash: Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’
(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
And now one more major film critics’ circle has unleashed their picks — Los Angeles. The heat is on…
Read More Gold Rush: The LA Film Critics Association Winners 2011