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  • Movie Review: Conviction

     
    The great ones get you, tell you their story, with just a look. The opening shot of “Conviction” has Oscar winner Hilary Swank lock eyes with the splendid Sam Rockwell. Just a couple of seconds of emotional screen foreshadowing and we know...
  • Oscar nomination for 'Animal Kingdom' star Jacki Weaver?

     
    News of "Animal Kingdom's" good fortune at awards Down Under sparked our resident Aussie Rob Licuria (Awards Heaven) to send us his thoughts. See below. But, first, here is what Kenneth Turan said of the film in his L.A. Times review: " 'Animal Kingdom'...
  • Oscars: Best Picture, do we have our finalists?

     
    OK,now that the great wave of Oscar-buzzed movies have made themselves known, either in festivals or preview screenings, where do we stand? Are there ten best picture candidates sitting, front and center, here in mid-November? I think so. Here's my take...
  • 'The Fighter': David O. Russell finally makes a comeback

     
    There are any number of wonderfully oddball things about "The Fighter," starting with the fact that Mark Wahlberg plays Christian Bale's younger brother in the film, even though Bale is, in reality, nearly three years younger than Wahlberg. But the......
  • Movie Review: Welcome to the Rileys

     
    “Welcome to the Rileys” is a movie about life after death.  Not the supernatural sort, but the life that those left behind choose to live after a loved one dies. Well cast and nicely acted, it's another piece of the puzzle of what Kristen...
  • Today’s interview, Melissa Leo

     
    That old adage about awards and nominations getting an actress's phone ringing has never been more true than in the case with Ms. Leo. The  “Frozen River” star parlayed that success to dazzling turns in three awards-worthy films this holiday....
  • Amy Adams learns to cuss and not blush for “The Fighter”

     
    That cannot be our sweet and wholesome little Amy Adams, playing Charlene the barmaid, donning a wicked-fierce Boston accent and cussing a blue streak in “The Fighter.” Can it? Such language! “Sonofa” this and “Motherofaâ...
  • Oh baby: Mark Wahlberg is a hit at 'The Fighter' premiere

     
    In "The Fighter," Mark Wahlberg plays a tough guy — a down-on-his-luck boxer trying to make a comeback. But in real life, the actor might just be a big softie. At the film's Hollywood premiere Monday evening, he was doing......
  • Melissa Leo — one Oscar nomination pays amazing dividends

     
    It was two short years ago that “Frozen River,” an indie film that offered character actress Melissa Leo that rare leading-lady role, became a critical darling, collecting a slew of honors including a best- actress Oscar nomination for Leo. And i...
  • Critics’ groups go for ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Social Network,’ ‘True Grit’

     
    The LA Film Critics named “The Social Network” best picture, but also showed love to “Carlos” and “Mother” “Animal Kingdom” and “A Prophet.” The New York Film Critics also honored “The...
  • Golden Globes nominations — ‘The Tourist?’ Are you bleeping kidding me?

     
    The 68th annual Golden Globes are all about “The Tourist,” not exactly the most critically acclaimed movie to ever earn top drawer nominations for its no-chemistry stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Depp was nominated for best actor in a...
  • The Morning Fix: Golden Globes! Viacom blasts Comcast-NBC deal. Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin looks ahead.

     
    After the coffee. Before figuring out why the Golden Globes snubbed me once again! The Skinny: Brett Favre's streak ended. Does that mean I can end mine? Time to obsess over what the Golden Globes means for the Oscars. Viacom......