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New Trailer: Little Women (2019) — Official Trailer #1

LITTLE WOMEN DECEMBER 25, 2019 DIRECTED BY: GRETA GERWIG Official Synopsis: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper and Abby Quinn Screenplay By: Greta Gerwig Based On: “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott Cinematography … Read More New Trailer: Little Women (2019) — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Mary Queen Of Scots – Official Trailer #1

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Official Synopsis: “Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds … Read More New Trailer: Mary Queen Of Scots – Official Trailer #1

2018 Oscars Challenge: [25] “Loving Vincent” – Best Animated Feature

“LOVING VINCENT” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart Director: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman Producer: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, and Sean M. Bobbitt Writers: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, and Jacek Dehnel Editors: Dorota Kobiela and Justyna Wierszynska Composer: Clint Mansell Production Company: BreakThru Productions & Trademark Films Release Date: September 22, 2017 Run-time: 94 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In the summer of 1891, Armand Roulin is … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [25] “Loving Vincent” – Best Animated Feature

2018 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Lady Bird” – 5 Nominations

“LADY BIRD” Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill Director: Greta Gerwig Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, & Evelyn O’Neill Writer: Greta Gerwig Cinematography: Sam Levy Editor: Nick Houy Distributor: A24 Release Date: November 3, 2017 Run-time: 93 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Lady Bird” – 5 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Animated Film: “Coco” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “Get Out” Best Comedy: “The Big Sick” Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Winners

Best Motion Picture, Drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” “Call Me By Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “Lady Bird” “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest Showman” “I, Tonya” Best Director – Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Independent Film: “Lady Bird” Best Studio Film: “Logan” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor (Tie): Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” & Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” & Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Original Screenplay: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture Of The Year: “Get Out” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Ensemble Cast: “Get Out” Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – “Phantom Thread” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Foreign Language Film: “BPM (Beats per Minute)” Best Documentary: “Ex Libris: The New … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Harry Dean Stanton – “Lucky” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: “Faces Places” Best Documentary: “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992” Best Original Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Independent film lovers rejoice and add two more big wins to the small films, including Best Picture going to “Lady Bird” along with a win for leading actress Saoirse Ronan, who I can definitely see getting an Oscar nomination, and a big win for director Sean Baker, for his directing of “The Florida Project,” along with yet another win for Willen Dafoe, who his … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

“Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” were the big winners at the 27th Gotham Independent Film Awards, with 3 wins and 2 wins respectively. Although this is not a huge indicator for the Oscars, the upcoming Critics Awards will begin to point the direction and “Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” could easily end up on any of those lists. … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

New Trailer: Lady Bird – Official Trailer #1

LADY BIRD Synopsis: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith Directed By: Greta Gerwig Release Date: November 10, 2017 Studio: A24

2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Picture

FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1952, Eilis Lacey leaves Ireland to immigrate to Brooklyn, where she has a better chance of finding work. Crushed by homesickness, Eilis finds her spirits lifted by an Italian-American suitor with whom she falls in love. When she must return to Ireland, Eilis is courted by a hometown boy and finds herself torn between two countries and the two men who … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Picture

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Leading Actress

SAOIRSE RONAN “Brooklyn” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis, a young woman who finds love after immigrating to America, although her relationship and feelings for her new country are tested when she returns to Ireland. Saoirse Ronan is one of those actress that, for as long as she stays in the game, will likely be showing up at the Oscars quite a bit. She’s … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Brooklyn” – Best Leading Actress

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Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

San Francisco presents yet another split between “Spotlight” and director George Miller that you have to expect this is definitely what people will be expecting come the Academy Awards. All the love for Saoirse Ronan and Michael Shannon should turn into Oscar nominations, but do not be surprised if Shannon doesn’t make the cut, because it almost seems too good to be true. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

In the split that’s happening a lot, and is now being predicted by many of the pundits, “Spotlight” takes Best Film from the Detroit Film Critics, while George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Caine comes in with his first Best Actor win for “Youth,” while Liev Shreiber gets his first for “Spotlight,” something he’ll be facing Mark Ruffalo and Michael … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

“Spotlight” continues to steamroll the critics awards, with George Miller once again taking Best Director for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The funny thing is, I could totally see this happening at the Oscars, giving the major prize to a film like “Spotlight” while honoring a tried and true director that deserves it like George Miller. For as much as people talked about “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

And “Mad Max: Fury Road” gets on the board in a big way thanks to the Boston Online Film Critics Association, giving it the top honor of Best Picture, along with Best Director for George Miller, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Score. “Creed” also lands on the board, and after seeing it yesterday, I can attest to its brilliance, especially in favor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

New York helps “Carol” make a small leap in front of the pack heading into Oscar Season, getting on the board for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. After missing out for “Far From Heaven” (2002) many people think director Tom Haynes is due some acknowledgement and this is the first step in that direction. Not surprising are the wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Quick Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 18, 2014 One will often hear that when their favorite artists come to town, everyone wants them to play the hits. Director Wes Anderson is content with playing the hits, delivering yet another truly unique comedy in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Like in the world of art and painting, one can tell a Wes Anderson from the … Read More Quick Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Quick Review: Violet & Daisy (2013)

VIOLET & DAISY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 26, 2013 The idea of “Violet & Daisy” was likely much more interesting than the execution. The idea of two young girls, interested in lollipops and pop singers, doubling as assassins is quite the tale. But as most of the film takes place in one living room and the actresses aren’t allowed to shine, the entire film falls … Read More Quick Review: Violet & Daisy (2013)

Movie Review: Byzantium (2013)

BYZANTIUM BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 29, 2013 “Byzantium” is a gorgeous vampire film in recent memory, starring a small niche of talented actors and actresses with bright and successful futures ahead of them. By far, Saoirse Ronan is the most skilled actress of her generation, with each performance, delivered bringing her closer and closer to that showstopping performance of her career. As a young vampire, … Read More Movie Review: Byzantium (2013)

Quick Review: The Host (2013)

THE HOST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 18, 2013 Despite being a retread of the themes in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” “The Host” succeeds in two ways. Saoirse Ronan overcomes the odds and delivers a worthwhile performance as best she can give the material. I am more likely to see this again as a silent film to catch her performance. The second success comes from incorporating an … Read More Quick Review: The Host (2013)

Stuck On Repeat: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

TRACK Radioactive ARTIST Imagine Dragons ALBUM Night Visions / The Host Trailer THE HOST // Here’s where I lie with this upcoming March release, “The Host”, I am stuck in between wanting to see it and not, with both sides holding equal factors. The film’s story comes from Stephanie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” saga, with her credit in the trailer often getting … Read More Stuck On Repeat: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

New Trailer: The Host – Official Trailer #2

THE HOST // Here’s where I lie with this upcoming March release, “The Host”, I am stuck in between wanting to see it and not, with both sides holding equal factors. The film’s story comes from Stephanie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” saga, with her credit in the trailer often getting a laugh in the theaters I attend. Granted the “Twilight” series was … Read More New Trailer: The Host – Official Trailer #2

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Hanna”

Last year, I was positive Daft Punk would be nominated for Best Original Score for their work on “Tron: Legacy”, yet come nomination time, they were snubbed. So now when The Chemical Brothers are up for consideration for Best Original Score, I am leery to assume that they will be nominated. We can only hope. Apart from the score, I do not see many … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Hanna”