Quick Takes – 01.08.12

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) Grade: A- | 1st Viewing I caught up with this last week right before Phil and I came together to name our top ten films of the year and I…

2011 IN REVIEW: Davin’s Top Ten

Well, 2011 is officially gone. And to most cinephiles this is a sad occasion. Last year I may have pre-emptively labelled 2010 an excellent year. This is not to say that it was not without…

The Unsung Heroes (and Villains) of 2011

Critics, bloggers and awards circles are already beginning to reveal their thoughts on the year’s best movies and performances. Indeed, even Film Misery will be working very hard next week to share with you our…

FMP Ep. 014 – ‘Harry Potter and the…

Due to scheduling conflicts we never were able to record the second half of our Harry Potter retrospective, so that is how we start this week's episode - by revisiting films 5 through 7 before…

REVIEW: ‘Certified Copy’

Grade: A The latest film from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy begins with the same joke twice. While waiting for author James Miller (William Shimell) to give a lecture his translator (Angelo Barbagallo) apologizes…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: March

There is the pre-summer phase in which the first few blockbusters are released in April and May, the summer blockbuster season in which the box office explodes between June and August, the pre-Oscar season in…

Of the Day – 08.05.10

Read of the Day: A breakdown of the Foreign Film Oscar submission possibilities for countries that start with the last part of the alphabet. [Foreign Films Blog] News of the Day: 3-D Box Office receipts…

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…