On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek defend movies that most critics hate, namely Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, War Horse and Alpha Dog. We also recommend a few new films, including Blue Ruin, Fading Gigolo and Next Goal W ... More >>
From the Franco file
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX
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 >>
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;
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 >>
Yesterday, as you'll recall, I posted my predictions for the Oscar nominations, using all my best wizardry, know-how, and blind luck. And today at 8:30 a.m., I will be on CNN International, discussing the results as they are announced live!
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 >>
WWI gets Spielberg’d; Fincher’s new girl in town
Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature! I like the horse, too. Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.
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 >>
Chuck Holmes founded Falcon Studios, helping to bring porn out of the bookstores and into the living room, but he did so much more than that. He helped fund the gay movement with his profits, being one of the people who erected HRC (the Human Rights Campaign). And Holmes found that though his mone ... More >>