Lots to get to this week. For starters Steven Kasher Gallery exhibits an incredible display of images by former Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah titled "Save the Village." Also, Munch Gallery hosts a 24-hour nonstop solo recital mash-up of William S. Burroughs's infamous Nova Trilogy to ... More >>
Greatness emerges at the year's first major film festival
Looking back at Marina Abramovic’s staring contest
From Toronto, a glimpse of this year's most bracing films
Since Miss Cleo was driven out of business years ago, the Gold Derby site had to fall back on asking various pundits like myself to start predicting what will win the Oscar for Best Picture next year. Alas, I'm still working on last year's predictions. (The Artist doesn't have a chance. Trust me! I ... More >>
At MOMA, the artist examined us as individuals. A new doc does the same to her.
What would Rousseau do?
The Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series at Lincoln Center kicked off last night with a gala showing of the French smash The Intouchables, with Francois Cluzet as a disabled rich aesthete who bonds against all odds with his boisterous, lowbrow, lovable Senegalese caretaker (Cesar winner Omar Sy). ... More >>
It's getting out of control—hear me out
Before The Artist, Oscar winner Jean Dujardin garnered a lot of hoopla in France for playing a bumbling spy in several OSS 17 movie comedies spoofing the 007 legend. At a French film luncheon in NYC in 2010, I interviewed Dujardin--through a translator--about the second movie in the series, in whic ... More >>
Often, Hollywood gets political. Stars speak out on issues; movies have messages. But here we bring you a case of politics going Hollywood. In honor of Oscars The Chris Matthews Show re-envisioned tonight's front-runner for Best Picture -- the silent, black-and-white ode to nostalgia The Artist -- ... More >>
viaUnless you've been living in a box, you're aware that the Oscars are tonight. While we won't be live-blogging the event like we did last year, we do have some hopes and anticipations for tonight's ceremony. So get in your gown (you do have one, don't you?), sit down in front of your laptop ... More >>
Tonight, we'll be covering the 84th Annual Academy Awards, live from a computer. Stay here on Runnin' Scared for exclusive insight and commentary from a Hollywood insider who has seen THREE movies this year (not including a two-part episode of The Mentalist that looked pretty big-budget). Who ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party
The poll was taken at a panel I was on last night at the Strand Bookstore. Slate's Dana Stevens, Salon's Andrew O'Hehir, and myself were there to gab about the Oscar race. (The New Yorker's David Denby, also scheduled, mysteriously never showed up.) After our talk, MC Deborah Reinisch asked the ... More >>
BoxOfficeMojo.com reports that of the nine Best Picture nominees, only one -- The Help -- has made over $100 million. In second and third place are Moneyball and War Horse, with over $70 million, and while everyone's too polite to say this because they love Martin Scorsese, Hugo has only made $55.9 ... More >>
The star of the Oscar-nominated film The Artist is making a press appearance at the Empire State Building today. No, not Jean Du-whatever. I'm talking about Uggie, the nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier who is currently nominated for two Golden Collar Awards (for The Artist and Water for Elephants ... More >>
Far away, in a place known to some as "La-La Land," the region's princes and princesses are preparing for a big magical celebration. Yeah, no. It's just that the Golden Globes are happening tonight in Los Angeles. Will you watch? Will you not watch now that you know that Ryan Gosling will not be att ... More >>
That's how the sumptuous screen star of the 1950s started her press release (also an ad in a trade magazine) about how she feels her legacy has been plundered by the movie The Artist.
A lot of oddsmakers are talking up Jean Dujardin for his silent turn in the mostly speechless The Artist. And Max Von Sydow is getting a supporting push for playing a traumatized man who communicates via facial expressions and note writing in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. But a friend of mine ... More >>
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 >>