Bob & Carol & Franny & Zooey
The following folk were excluded by the Oscar nominators and will have to either jump off a cliff or just learn to deal with it.
Get sick on screen, cough a little too hard, and you've got a nomination all locked up. Here are some of the frontrunners for nomination consideration, who will suddenly feel much better if they're announced among the chosen this Thursday. Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone (above). The French favo ... More >>
Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>
A tall, tall film
That's what insiders are saying--the kind of insiders who are usually right sometimes. Oscar's Best Actor locks already seem to be: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Duh. We knew this the second the movie was announced. Denzel Washington for Flight People are so happy he got a quality script agai ... More >>
John Hawkes is the acclaimed actor known from Deadwood and Oscar nominated as the meth addict dad on the lam in Winter's Bone. He generally is made to look like some hillbilly run amok, with crow's feet, gingivitis, and lots of facial hair. So it might be considered ironic that in The Sessions, in ... More >>
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
Daily updates from the Festival
Actually, not that many people. Though I predicted the royal shafting of quality actors like Jacki Weaver and John Hawkes, they actually got in there because Oscar has decided it likes grit and realness! (I got 29 out of 35 right, which is not embarrassing.)
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
The results are in
Crime, power, and poverty in the Ozarks
Dealing head-on with Bush's War, Samarra-set political thriller dissects Iraqi unrest and nails the neocons
Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop series update
Force of July: An idiosyncratic polymath turns delicate whimsy into a heartfelt story of us