Park City's Breakouts
Zero -- count 'em, zero -- Academy Award nominations were given to a quartet of films that made lots of other peoples' lists, and I know exactly why. The films are Shame, with Michael Fassbender as a pussy hound who can only get it up for quick, anonymous sex;
The most divisive dramatic competition entry yet to screen at Sundance, Simon Killer is the second feature directed by Antonio Campos, director of Afterschool and producer of last year's Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene. Like Martha Marcy, Simon is built around an attractive, enigmatic young ... More >>
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
His 10 favorite of the year, plus 2
Kyle Dean ReinfordWhere gourmand meets cineaste. One of the best parts of going to Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue) is noshing on Saul Bolton's food while watching your movie. Whether you're downing meatloaf during Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, or sipping rum cocktails ... More >>
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
The award-winning psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene is unsettling theater audiences across America as we speak, but its surround-sound string swells are actually as homegrown as any Brooklyn band's loft demos. The soundtrack was helmed by Daniel Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans ... More >>
Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Olsen -- younger sister to those eternally cute little monkeys the Olsen twins -- started getting Oscar buzz a while ago, as my eyeballs rolled like pinballs. What next -- a Nobel Prize for Jaleel White's cousin?
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