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…

2012 Golden Globe Awards Predictions

Just a few days after the Oscar nominations land, we're already thrust back into a radical contrast with the Golden Globe awards approaching fast. For once, however, they don't seem so entirely superfluous, in spite…

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Go…

View the Updated Precursor Charts In a move that angered many, the New York Film Critics Circle moved up there awards date almost two weeks earlier than previous years to announce their winners today. Their…

Of the Day – 11.15.11

Read of the Day: Check out a whole list of articles on "affect" and "emotion" in film studies. [Film Studies for Free] News of the Day: Harry Potter director David Yates will follow it up…

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…

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,…

Of the Day – 10.01.10

Read of the Day: David Ehrlich writes this observant piece about why The Social Network does not in fact define the decade. [Cinematical] News of the Day: Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep will be teaming…

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.…