The Last Station

  • Columns

    February 22, 2012

    Meryl Won't Win, and Other Surefire Oscar Predictions

    This is the only ballot you'll need at your viewing party

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Two Veterans Battle It Out For Best Supporting Actor

    Two of the candidates for this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar are really extraordinary old people. Christopher Plummer shines in Mike Mills's Beginners as the father of the Mills character (played by Ewan McGregor), who comes out of the closet at 75 and really starts to live. Plummer himself i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Bette Midler and Helen Mirren: Separated At Birth

    ​​ Whenever I think of sassy camp queen Bette Midler, I always think of magisterial Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Well, maybe not. But someone obviously does. You see, Bette just hurt her back and had to drop out of playing Phil Spector's lawyer in the HBO movie about the convicted kille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    What Were The Biggest Recent Bombs du Cinema?

    ​Glancing through some of the figures on, I found the following to be among the most loudly squawking turkeys of the modern age. (Admittedly, these figures don't include foreign grosses or possible DVD revenues, but they also don't factor the enormous marketing costs into t ... More >>