Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the amazing run director Denis Villeneuve is on. He showed the world that Jake Gyllenhaal can go dark with Prisoners and Enemy, Sicario was one of the best films of 2015 and next year, Villeneuve has the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel hitting theaters. For now, we’ll have to make do
CREED isn’t just one of the best ROCKY films. It’s one of the best films of 2015.
In December 2001, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children, then went on the run, using “Michael Finkel” as an alias. Finkel wasn’t a fictional alias along the lines of Deep Throat or O’Henry. No, Michael Finkel was a real person, a disgraced New York Times reporter. True Story begs the question, “Why?”
American Sniper isn’t a typical war film.
Reese Witherspoon makes her comeback in a big way with WILD.
In the world of Interstellar, armies no longer exist. The New York Yankees have been reduced to play baseball in little league parks. Giant dust storms swallow up towns. And, oh yeah. Because of the rampant consumerism happening at present, the world has run out of resources and is dying a
Tom Cruise has been a movie star for over 30 years. Not many people have lasted that long in Hollywood, especially as a leading man. His mix of charisma and attitude have made him one of the most bankable actors in the history of cinema. The list of quality films
We Oscar obsessives discuss the Academy Awards throughout the year, but the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off what we refer to as the Oscar season – and with good reason, as we have lots of ground to cover this week. Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate kicked off the fest with
The Oscar race won’t really begin for another few weeks, but given some recent developments – an infamous name change being among them – I figured I’d go ahead and resume Oscar Watching. Even before the Toronto International Film Festival kicks into gear, I’ve had to revise quite a few
Well, last night happened. Seth MacFarlane hosted, balancing the did-you-just-go-there style of humor for which he’s so often known and the showmanship you’d expect from an Oscar host. He took to the challenge, and for the most part, he landed. Yes, I would more openly welcome Tina Fey and Amy
Two new posters for the upcoming Oscar ceremony came our way earlier today. The Oscar race lacks a true front-runner even though it is that time of the awards season, but that might change as the Producers Guild of America (PGA) reveals its winners – including its best picture equivalent,
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone unveiled the Oscar nominations last Thursday. MacFarlane will also host the ceremony, which takes place on Feb. 24, but with several major organizations still doling out nods and wins, the Oscar race is far from over since voters have until Feb. 19 to turn in
There’s a scene in Promised Land — Gus Van Sant‘s Oscar-bait drama about rural America and fracking — where John Krasinski‘s character Dusty Noble explains the intricacies of fracking to a group of children before burning down a model farm to show why fracking is bad. It’s a visually powerful scene, which
I had the chance to see Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning Amour (Love) over the weekend. It also played the AFI Fest – and we’ll be talking about that in a bit – but I saw it here on the East Coast. The French-language aspect might hinder its chances at Oscar
The list of actors who have played President Abraham Lincoln is a long, illustrious, and colorful one — from Joseph Henaberry (in the extremely controversial Birth of a Nation) to Benjamin Walker (in the extremely disappointing Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) with Walter Huston, Jason Robards, F. Murray Abraham, Henry Fonda and about