MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: January

The Awards movie glut of November and December have come and gone and we start the New Year with a fresh slate. On Friday I will post my 75 most anticipated films of 2011 and…

Dallas-Ft. Worth Critics Give a Rare Nod to…

Several films that were once thought to be major Oscar players have been essentially ignored this precursor season including Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Cannes favorite Biutiful. Not only has the film not received any major awards…

Predicting the LA and NY Critics Awards

Two of the most highly regarded precursors are the annual awards given by the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. These critics Awards are becoming more influential in every…

Of the Day – 12.08.10

Read of the Day: Enjoy some Holiday nostalgia with an ode to A Charlie Brown Christmas. [Movieline] News of the Day: Cate Blanchett will be returning as Galadriel for The Hobbit. [Rope of Silicon] Review…

OSCAR TRACKER: Best Foreign Film Predictions

Current Foreign Film Predictions | Entire List of Submissions The Oscar for Best Foreign Film is notoriously difficult to predict because the branch of Academy members that sees all 60+ entries every year and votes…

Of the Day – 10.20.10

Read of the Day: The Guardian continues their greatest films of all-time broken down by genre with action and drama/arthouse. [The Guardian] News of the Day: Pixar will not be having its first woman director…

Of the Day – 09.28.10

Read of the Day: Check out the abridged script for The Expendables. It would have been so much better if this was the screenplay that go t produced. [The Editing Room] News of the Day:…

10 Movies that Cannes Has Excited Me For

There is always a painful period between when the films at Cannes get their hyped up premieres and the films finally get released in the United States. Lately the trend has been that the films…

Cannes Film Festival 2010 Award Winners

The Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives from unpronounceable  name director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has been awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film played towards the end…

Cannes Film Festival Wrap-Up: Week 2, Part 1

REVIEWS Les Amours Imaginaires (Un Certain Regard) Eric Kohn from indieWIRE gives Xavier Dolan's film a mediocre review: A hyperstylized “Jules and Jim” update, Canadian actor-turned-filmmaker prodigy Xavier Dolan’s French language romance “Heartbeats” (“Les Amour…

‘Biutiful’ Lands in Cannes to Positive Reviews

There were mostly unclear expectations as to what to expect of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful. After he split with longtime collaborate Guillermo Arriaga who wrote Inarritu's three previous efforts: Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel.…

10 Movies That Make Me Wish I Was…

Once again this year Film Misery will be covering the Cannes Film Festival from thousands of miles away from the Croisette. It is with great jealousy that I watch critics, journalists, and bloggers from all…

Of the Weekend – 05.07-09.10

Read of the Weekend: Guy Lodge sizes up the competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival. [In Contention] News of the Weekend: The FCC has ruled to allow high definition films to be available On…

Cannes 2010 Lineup Previewed

The full Cannes line-up is not set to be revealed until tomorrow morning, but some of the in-competition films have already been revealed. The long awaited 5th narrative film from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu,…