Monthly Archives: September 2011

Best Actor Predictions

Current Predictions 09-27-11: George Clooney, The Descendants Brad Pitt, Moneyball Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Jean Dujardin, The Artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Best Actor Notes: Looks like this year is shaping up to be the “year of male stars.” … Continue reading

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GEMS OF 2011: Meek’s Cutoff

On the surface Meek’s Cutoff is a story of survival. There are certainly a fair share of physical and psychological perils that test the strength of human nature throughout. But more than just a struggle for survival, Cutoff is the … Continue reading

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GEMS OF 2011: Attack The Block

In a year that saw the release of a film, Super 8, that seems to be begging for a world that goes back to Reagonomics, dominant ideology and false innocence, another film, Attack the Block by Joe Cornish, was also … Continue reading

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50/50 An Oscar Hopeful?

A quick look at early raves for Jonathan Levine’s upcoming dramedy 50/50 and it’s clear we have another legitimate contender for best picture: “Unlike most disease-of-the-week movies, 50/50 is itself split: Its focus lies half on the young man, blindsided … Continue reading

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Best Director Predictions

Current Predictions 09-26-11: Alexander Payne, The Descendants Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive Tomas Alfredson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Bennett Miller, Moneyball Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Best Director Notes: Nobody stands out as a definite candidate just yet. The majority of exciting … Continue reading

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REWIND: A Few Words About “The Last Picture Show”

A recent insomnia movie viewing brought me back to Peter Bogdanovich’s remarkable 1971 film, The Last Picture Show. Like all movies of this caliber, upon every viewing new layers reveal themselves and make the work seem even more indispensably than … Continue reading

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New Production Photos of Malick Surface

Photos of Terrance Malick directing Christian Bale surfaced last week. Looks like some type of concert scene with a contemporary setting and dark, grungy feel. Both a huge departure for the director (not to mention, the scene is indoors!). These … Continue reading

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Best Picture Predictions

Best Picture 09-25-11: The pundit world has almost universally decided that both The Artist and War Horse will be nominated. I having a sneaking suspicion that neither will actually break through and I feel pretty confident that both certainly will … Continue reading

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Your Points on “Moneyball”

I’ve had my say about Moneyball, now give us your best points.

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REVIEW: Moneyball

Confidence. Those who have it can move mountains because they’re blessed with never being fearful or shrunken by self-doubt. Those who don’t have it can reduce monumental skill and talent amidst crippling insecurity. Moneyball tells the story of Billy Beane, … Continue reading

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