Jane Eyre takes down Red Riding Hood

What do Jane Eyre and Red Riding Hood have in common besides being strong independent women doing it for themselves? How about they both wear iconic cloaks. They are also the heroines in mythical gothic…

3 Oscar Night Surprises I’d Like to See

One of my hoped for nominations surprises actually came through. Admittedly it was the one that was the most expected, but still. Here are three surprises I'm hoping for on Oscar night. And I promise…

Monthly Highlights – February

Did you try to go the movies this weekend? Did you find anything to see? The pickings are slim. Sanctum and The Roommate, really? Is that all you could muster this weekend Hollywood. And it's…

SAG Awards Preview

So the actors will have their say tonight when the Screen Actors Guild Awards are announced. Surprises here could mean an exciting night on February 27th. Although I think this has already been a dramatic…

5 Oscar Surprises for Tuesday Morning

The Oscar nominations are almost here. Less than 4 days away. The excitement is in the air despite the race being somewhat predictable at this time. However nominations morning always brings in a couple of…

2010 in Review: The Performances

2010 has been dubbed in many quarters online as "Year of the Actress" because of the variety and abundance of fantastic female lead performances. I like to think of it as the year of the…

Golden Globes Preview

I thought we should have some fun predicting the most fun and loose of the Awards ceremonies. They are also the ones where surprises most happen. Colin Farrel winning for In Bruges, Kate Winslet named…

REVIEW: ‘Blue Valentine’

Let me just go right out and say it, Blue Valentine is one of the best movies of the year. It is a major accomplishment for the actors (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) and the…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: November

We are introducing a new feature at Film Misery. Every month we will write about the movies that we are most anticipating. We will rotate the duties between Alex, Davin and myself. I get the…

Ang Lee Has Set His Next Movie

Anytime there's news about an upcoming Ang Lee film, it's a celebration for me. Love his movies. What other contemporary director has the range to go from The Wedding Banquet to Sense and Sensibility to…

Meryl Streep: The Busiest Woman in Hollywood

Meryl Streep looks to be the busiest actor in Hollywood. With the recent announcement that she is teaming up with Oprah Winfrey and Sandra Bullock for Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King’s next movie,…

REVIEW: Another Year

Mike Leigh is totally hit and miss with me. Probably more miss than hit. I liked Secrets and Lies, loathed Happy Go Lucky and particularly Sally Hawkins annoying character and performance. And I couldn't bring…

Modern Classics – Memento

I decided to revisit Memento because of Inception. I thought the latter was insipid and lacking in imagination in places. While I appreciated the ambition and some of the performances (Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon…

A Star is Born in Emma Stone

Warning: This post contains minor spoilers. Proceed carefully if you haven’t seen Easy A. I chose to see Easy A last weekend instead of The Town. The prospect of a comedy in the vein of…

REVIEW : Never Let Me Go

Having read the mixed reviews online for Never Let Me Go, I went in with lower expectations. Maybe that’s always the way to go, because this was a very satisfying movie experience. I do not…

POLL: Best Actress Bening vs. Portman

Last week post Telluride we had a little fun with the Best Actor category this year. 60% thought Colin Firth has a better chance at a nomination than James Franco. Now that we know that…

Modern Classics – The Hours

The Hours is one of my favorite movies of all time. It does exactly what I think a great movie should; tell a story, tell it well and elicit a strong reaction from the viewer.…