2009 IN REVIEW: Top 10 Films

Creating an annual top ten list is really a high pressure endeavor. Many of the films listed below I have only seen once and although they made a great initial impression on me, it's hard…

Tracking the Oscars: Best Picture

The Oscar nominations will be announced February 2, 2010, which gives us just over a month to make our final predictions. By now every major contender has received a theatrical release. Reviews are in, precursors…

REVIEW: ‘Avatar’

Grade: A- After seeing James Cameron’s newest sci-fi adventure film Avatar over the weekend, I did my normal critic thing and started outlining my review. I noticed that I was pointing out all of these…

‘Avatar’ Tops at the Box Office

Falling slightly short of domestic expectations, but erupting to an explosive worldwide Box Office, James Cameron's Avatar opened to a good first weekend. Avatar brought in $73 million in the United States, which gave it…

‘Avatar’ Expected to Gross $85 Million

James Cameron's newest Sci-Fi actioner, Avatar, has been going strong with a $3.5 million midnight opening and now an estimated $20 million Friday gross. Through Saturday and Sunday it is estimated that it will take…

Of the Day – 12.16.09

Read of the Day: The Cahiers du cinema have announced their prestigious top 10. [Living in Cinema] News of the Day: The Criterion Collection have announced their releases for March. Malick's Days of Heaven and…

SAG Nomination Predictions 2009

The Screen Actors Guild Nominations will be announced in a few hours, so it's time to make some predictions. The SAGs are known to throw some kinks in the acting races and their Best Ensemble…

Of the Day – 12.14.09

Read of the Day: Kris Tapley always does a great end of the year piece. This year he gives top ranks to A Serious Man. [In Contention] News of the Day: Our tax dollars are…

Of the Day – 12.10.09

Read of the Day: Scott Feinberg has written a fascinating piece in which he compares this year's Best Actor and Actress possibilities to roles that have been nominated in the past. [And the Winner Is...]…

Of the Day – 12.07.09

Read of the Day: One writer takes you on a written journey through 6 decades of foreign films. [Variety] News of the Day: A real vampire movie is being produced based on the life of…