The Oscar Race Is On
Jan23

The Oscar Race Is On

A Heath Ledger win (and you can count on it) will mean more now that “The Dark Knight” and director Chris Nolan were snubbed. A look at the top six Academy Awards categories. The show is Feb. 22. Best Picture: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Milk,” “The Reader,” “Slumdog Millionaire.” Surprise: “The Reader” instead of “The...

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Around The Globes
Dec12

Around The Globes

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the movie to beat. “The Dark Knight” and “Milk” were left out of the Best Picture category but don’t be surprised to see both films among the Academy Award nominations. Plenty of star power with DiCaprio, Penn and Pitt vying for Best Actor… Jolie, Streep and Winslet for Best Actress. What, no love for “Sex and the City” and Sarah...

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That’s The Spirit
Dec02

That’s The Spirit

Three movies you should see: Rachel Getting Married, Frozen River and Ballast. They each scored six Spirit Award nominations. One big surprise: Milk, the strongest Oscar contender of the pack, picked up four nods (for Sean Penn, James Franco, screenplay, and cinematography), but was left out of the feature and director categories. Here are the nominees in the main races. Feature Ballast Frozen River Rachel Getting Married Wendy and...

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Milk: Review
Nov25

Milk: Review

Focus Features Opens in select cinemas on 26 November Film In Focus It’s no easy task being a biopic these days. My feeling is that audiences know what to expect in terms of this type of narrative. It’s going to be epic, passionate, political, (hopefully) moving… And if a biopic hits all those marks, it’s just about par. We need great performances and a subject whom we can empathize with. In Gus Van...

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Milk: Trailer
Sep03

Milk: Trailer

It looks like Gus Van Sant is back in top form.  And Sean Penn appears to be half-way to Oscar based on the trailer alone. [Apple:...

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