OSCAR COUNTDOWN 2015: Cinematography and Visual Effects

A quintet of largely reserved prestige picks and another filled with space travel and superheroes signify today's Oscar Countdown, which brings us to two categories concerned with how things are represented visually. Admittedly Cinematography is…

REVIEW: ‘The Croods’ (2013)

Grade: B That I walk into every Dreamworks Animation film bracing for impact unfortunately says something about their spotty track record, especially upon the insistence to compare it to competitor animations house Pixar. It's honestly…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: February 12, 2013

Every once in a while there's a crop of home viewing releases that politely asks for attention, rather than the occasional one that demands it. This is such a week, with plenty undervalued flicks finding…

Lincoln, Skyfall Podcast (2012)

FMP Ep. 057 – ‘Skyfall’ / ‘Lincoln’

Alex and Phil review two films about men in charge on this week's episode. The first is Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise and the second is Lincoln from Steven Spielberg and…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: ‘Uncle Boonmee’ and…

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Grade: A- After finally seeing the perplexing winner from last year's Cannes International Film Festival, I find myself uncontrollably connecting it to this year's Palme D'Or winner,…

Of the Day – 04.15.11

Read of the Day: Speculation on why movie ticket sales are down 20% this year. [Moviefone] News of the Day: Legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins has announced he will be switching from film to digital camera.…

REVIEW: ‘Rango’

Grade: B- Within the first several minutes of Gore Verbinski’s animated film Rango it is apparent that the film’s target audience is quite different than the marketing campaign seemed to imply. The opening scene is…

The 5 Hardest to Predict Oscar Races

Every Oscar pundit reacts differently to Awards races that are particularly difficult to predict. Some react with frustration as things don't seem to fall into place and Academy members give no indication as to which…

REVIEW: ‘True Grit’

Grade: A A frequently used and oft-misquoted aphorism goes something along the lines of “a trip is not about the destination, but the journey.” That quote is particularly apropos for the Western genre of films…