OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Picture and Director

Here we are. The big one and the not-quite-as-big one. We've dawdled enough. Let's break this sucker down. [caption id="attachment_23626" align="aligncenter" width="624"] "THEY DO THE HARLEM SHAKE! BWOO-BWOO-BWOOP BWOOP"[/caption] Best Director David O. Russell, American…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Lead Performance Races

I'm feeling conflicted about the state of the lead performance races today. On the one hand, I disapprove of how easily each category has coasted to a well-assured frontrunner, cutting off the competitive buzz that…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Supporting Performance Races

Now we come down to the performance races, which almost always tend to become less competitive as the season progresses. That's mostly because, Best Picture aside, they're the most consistently present categories most awards, guilds…

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2013 IN REVIEW: G Clark’s Top Ten List

Unlike some of my colleagues, I didn’t find 2013 to be an embarrassment of riches cinema-wise.  Of course there were several dozen perfectly good films around—there always are.  But saying that there was a notable…

2014 Golden Globe Awards Predictions

This awards season is just whizzing by before we can catch a solid glimpse of it. Even last year felt like it was rolling slow enough for us to glimpse Argo as the frontrunner, but…

2013 IN REVIEW: Justin’s Top Ten

Let’s call this post a rough draft, shall we? Here's the thing: having formulated my Top Ten films of 2013, I don’t feel quite as invigorated now as I have in previous years writing for…

BOX OFFICE: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Thunders In

[caption id="attachment_22198" align="aligncenter" width="623"] "Take Me Now, Sub-Creature!"[/caption] "You cooperate. You don't question. You don't argue. You don't look at your watch. You just do the work you're told to do and keep your personal…

’12 Years a Slave’ Leads 2013 Gotham Award…

[caption id="attachment_22017" align="aligncenter" width="623"] Shane Caruth's film Upstream Color earned 2 Gotham Award nominations.[/caption] And we're off. The first official precursor award of the lengthy Oscar season has kicked off with the Independent Filmmaker Project's…