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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'

Detroit movie street riot scene: The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow tackles the 1967 Detroit riots in “horribly real” and “deeply self-serving” 2017 release marketed as a “dramatic thriller.” Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' movie: Horribly real semidocumentary or self-serving Hollywood depiction of 1967 Detroit Rebellion? In the […]


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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'



Scariest Movies Ever Made

Scariest Movies: Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' with Janet Leigh, John Gavin and Vera Miles. Scariest movies ever made: The top 100 horror films according to the Chicago Film Critics I tend to ignore lists featuring the Top 100 Movies (or Top 10 Movies or Top 20 Movies, etc.), no matter the […]


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Scariest Movies Ever Made



'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Sells: Box Office vs. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Black Hawk Down'

Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy boosts weekend box office Familiarity may breed contempt (if you're around the wrong person), but controversy surely breeds box office sales (if said controversy takes place at the time of the film's release). Blasted by Righteous U.S. congressmen and women, by CIA honchos (who always tell […]


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'Zero Dark Thirty' Controversy Sells: Box Office vs. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Black Hawk Down'



Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed

Zero Dark Thirty with Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton. With ten wins and two nominations to date, Kathryn Bigelow is the top Best Director choice this awards season for the controversial “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about a dogged CIA analyst (Jessica Chastain) and the hunt for Osama […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed



'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten

Amour with Emmanuelle Riva. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, the French-German-Austrian drama Amour, about an elderly couple coming face to face with death, is easily the top Best Foreign Language Film choice this awards season. Not only that, but the French-language Amour actually succeeded in being selected as the […]


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'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten



Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. The “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty has yet to open in the United States, but it can already be labeled as one of the year's most controversial movies, as it deals with the hunt for and assassination of Osama bin Laden. Besides, […]


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Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards



NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record

Zero Dark Thirty with Jessica Chastain. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for – and eventual assassination of – Osama bin Laden, has already stirred quite a bit of controversy even though it has yet to open in the United States. Whether or not the administration of […]


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NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record



Osama bin Laden Movies & Japanese-American Concentration Camp + Catherine Deneuve & Harvey Keitel Pairing

Zero Dark Thirty poster: Kathryn Bigelow's mystery movie about the story everyone (sort of) knows The Zero Dark Thirty poster has just come out. Plot details about the upcoming Kathryn Bigelow-directed feature, however, have been scarce – or downright nonexistent. Zero Dark Thirty: Echoes of The Hurt Locker Zero Dark […]


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Osama bin Laden Movies & Japanese-American Concentration Camp + Catherine Deneuve & Harvey Keitel Pairing



'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed

Kathryn Bigelow thanked a whole array of uniformed U.S. personnel when she accepted her Academy Award statuettes for Best Director and Best Picture for the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker back in early 2010. Now, I can't recall her thanking Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver (photo). Shortly before the 2010 Oscar […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Lawsuit Dismissed



Obama Administration-Kathryn Bigelow 'Killing Bin Laden' Connection: Republican Congressman Wants Investigation

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker's Academy Award winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have been receiving assistance from the Barack Obama Administration for their project about the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this year, according to a Maureen Dowd report in […]


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Obama Administration-Kathryn Bigelow 'Killing Bin Laden' Connection: Republican Congressman Wants Investigation



Amy Adams Near Oscar Record & Melissa Leo Makes Academy Award History (of Sorts)

Amy Adams: Oscar Red Carpet. Amy Adams Oscar photos Amy Adams is pictured at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress […]


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Amy Adams Near Oscar Record & Melissa Leo Makes Academy Award History (of Sorts)



Daniel Radcliffe LGBT Youth PSA, 'The Hurt Locker' Producer Latest Email Storm

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, who'll next be seen with Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in the fall, has done a public service announcement for the Trevor Project, described as “the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide […]


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Daniel Radcliffe LGBT Youth PSA, 'The Hurt Locker' Producer Latest Email Storm



James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver Plant Tree in Brazil

Avatar's Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron are in Brazil promoting both the release of the sci-fi blockbuster on DVD and Blu-ray in that country, and the Earth Day Network/Fox Home Entertainment effort to have 1 million trees planted around the world. In this photo, Weaver and Cameron can be seen […]


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James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver Plant Tree in Brazil



Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker's Best Director Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar acceptance speech: “This really is… There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who […]


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Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Acceptance Speech: Iraqis Ignored + The Academy & Gender Politics



Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (top); Zoe Saldana in James Cameron's Avatar (upper middle); Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart (lower middle); Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side Below is our complete 2010 Oscar Predictions list. If we're correct, The Hurt Locker will win a total […]


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Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees



'The Hurt Locker': Controversy Has Not Hurt Best Picture Oscar War Movies

If Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker wins the Best Picture Academy Award on Sunday, it'll be the eighth out-and-out war movie to win the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' top prize. Prior battle-scarred winners were Wings (1927-28), All Quiet on the Western Front (1929-30), The […]


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'The Hurt Locker': Controversy Has Not Hurt Best Picture Oscar War Movies



Mostly Mainstream Spirit Award Winners + Gay Sex Challenge Movie Wins John Cassavetes

Helen Mirren, Anne-Marie Duff, Paul Giamatti in The Last Station (top); Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart in Best Screenplay nominee Adventureland (upper middle); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer (lower middle); Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (bottom) The Academy Awards show will be held on Sunday. The Razzie Awards […]


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Mostly Mainstream Spirit Award Winners + Gay Sex Challenge Movie Wins John Cassavetes



Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Arrested + Academy Bans Oscar-Nominated Producer from Ceremony

Jafar Panahi's Offside Jafar Panahi, 49, the Iranian director of the Venice Film Festival winner The Circle, was arrested on Monday night along with his wife and daughter and 15 house guests following a raid at his home in Teheran, according to The Times of London. Panahi had supported opposition […]


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Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Arrested + Academy Bans Oscar-Nominated Producer from Ceremony



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay

Best Picture, The Hurt Locker Also in the running: Avatar, District 9, The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Up, Up in the Air. Having won most guild awards, The Hurt Locker is the favorite to take home the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture. Even […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay



'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email

Feb. 27 update Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier will be facing some sort of punishment from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following multiple e-mails he sent out asking Academy members to vote for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq War […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email



Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas

Stanley Tucci, along with Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli attend the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Lower photo: Richard Buckley, Tom Ford, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth. Firth was the Best Actor winner for his portrayal of […]


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Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas



Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan. Surprises and non-surprises at the BAFTAs, held Sunday evening at London's Royal Opera House. Mostly non-surprises. The fact that The Hurt Locker beat Avatar wasn't really a surprise. The Iraq War […]


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Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award



'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (top); Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air (bottom) The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original screenplay, Jason […]


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'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards



French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners

Avatar may be the world's box office ruler, but it surely wasn't ruler of anything at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards held this evening in, where else, London. The London Critics' best film of 2009? Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet, the first French-made production to win the Circle's […]


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French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners



Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges

Best Actor Oscar nominees Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2010 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's five Best Actor nominees are in the running for the […]


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Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges



Iraq War Drama Tops Art Directors Guid, American Cinema Editors Awards

Stephen Lang, Sam Worthington in Avatar (top); Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (middle); Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes (bottom) Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Sherlock Holmes were the motion picture winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards announced Saturday (Feb. 13) night at the International Ballroom of […]


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Iraq War Drama Tops Art Directors Guid, American Cinema Editors Awards



Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film

Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Other nominees: James Cameron, Avatar; Lee Daniels, Precious; Jason Reitman, Up in the Air; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds. Kathryn Bigelow is about to become the first woman to win the Best Director Academy Award. She has already won the Directors Guild Award, while […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film



Official Best Picture Oscar-Nominated Producers Named

Best Picture Oscar-nominated drama 'The Blind Side' with Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock. Official Oscar-Nominated Best Picture producers named for 'The Blind Side,' 'The Hurt Locker' Producer credits for 2010 Best Picture nominees The Blind Side and The Hurt Locker have been determined (Feb. 4) by the Academy of Motion […]


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Official Best Picture Oscar-Nominated Producers Named



'Avatar' Best Picture Chances, Sandra Bullock from Razzie to Oscar

At this year's Oscars, James Cameron's mega-budget fantasy adventure Avatar tied with Kathryn Bigelow's low-budget Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Each film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. That makes Avatar one of the two top contenders for the Best Picture Oscar, right? Well, […]


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'Avatar' Best Picture Chances, Sandra Bullock from Razzie to Oscar



Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards

Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, and The Hurt Locker, featuring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, are the 2010 Academy Awards' leaders. James Cameron's sci-fi/fantasy adventure and Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama received nine nominations apiece, including best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. Curiously, Cameron […]


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Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards



DGA Awards: Kathryn Bigelow First Woman Winner & Ceremony Focus on Gender

Jan. 31 update: Perhaps it's a good thing that the Directors Guild Award ceremony wasn't televised. TV audiences were spared having to listen to Quentin Tarantino say “both my testicles were totally tingling through the whole thing,” following Brad Pitt's introduction to his Inglourious Basterds director. Or The Hurt Locker's […]


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DGA Awards: Kathryn Bigelow First Woman Winner & Ceremony Focus on Gender



Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film

James Cameron, Avatar (with Sam Worthington) Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (with George Clooney) Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (with Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz) Four of the directors above were nominated by […]


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Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film



U.S. Military in Iraq, Dolphin Slaughter: Producers Guild (PGA) Awards

After James Cameron's best director upset at the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild of America one-upped the Hollywood Foreign Press Association by choosing not the blockbuster Avatar, but Kathryn Bigelow's independently made Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker (above, top photo) as the best film (or best producers) of the […]


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U.S. Military in Iraq, Dolphin Slaughter: Producers Guild (PGA) Awards



Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Actress Tie, Kiss: Critics' Choice Awards

"It's sort of surreal,” The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow told journalists backstage when asked about her Critics Choice Award victory over former husband James Cameron, in the running for the blockbuster Avatar. Cameron's 3D sci-fier, however, was the evening's big winner in terms of sheer number of trophies: six […]


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Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock Best Actress Tie, Kiss: Critics' Choice Awards



Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.

Vera Farmiga, George Clooney in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount); Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie in The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment); James Cameron's Avatar (WETA / 20th Century Fox) Jan. 17 update: Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live […]


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Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.



'Avatar,' 'The White Ribbon': ASC Awards

Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Stacy Ferguson, Sophia Loren, Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine (David James / The Weinstein Co.) (top); Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Films du Losange / Sony Pictures Classics) (middle); Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore in Avatar (Mark Fellman / […]


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'Avatar,' 'The White Ribbon': ASC Awards



Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays

Kathryn Bigelow directing The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) is a first-time Directors Guild of America nominee, but her former husband James Cameron (Avatar) won the DGA Award for his megablockbuster Titanic back in early 1998. Lee Daniels (Precious) and Jason Reitman (Up […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays



Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron: DGA Award Nominations

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) are the Directors Guild of America's five nominees for their best motion picture director of 2009 award. Among those not shortlisted by DGA voters were Joel and Ethan […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron: DGA Award Nominations



Jeremy Renner & Mélanie Laurent: Online Film Critics Winners

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker has just won another best picture award, this one from the Online Film Critics Society. The other nominees in that category were Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Joel and Ethan Coen's A Serious Man, Pete […]


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Jeremy Renner & Mélanie Laurent: Online Film Critics Winners



Yolande Moreau Surprising Best Actress: National Society of Film Critics Winners

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) The Hurt Locker was the National Society of Film Critics' big winner. The war drama about a bomb squad doing their work in the dangerous streets of an Iraqi city was voted best film of […]


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Yolande Moreau Surprising Best Actress: National Society of Film Critics Winners



'Up in the Air' US Critics' Top Screenplay

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner's screenplay for Up in the Air is the #1 winner among North American critics groups, with Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds coming in second place. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber's (500) Days of Summer, a boy meets girl tale in which things don't quite go […]


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'Up in the Air' US Critics' Top Screenplay



George Clooney Tops US Critics' Awards

George Clooney, Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount) With ten wins from groups as diverse as the 75-year-old New York Film Critics Circle and the recently formed Indiana Film Journalists Association, George Clooney was the actor of choice of most US-based critics' groups. Clooney has […]


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George Clooney Tops US Critics' Awards



Critics' Favorite Films: Kathryn Bigelow + U.S.-Mexican Drama Ineligible for Oscars

Critics' favorite films: Kathryn Bigelow, seen here with cinematographer Barry Ackroyd while shooting The Hurt Locker, is this awards season top Best Director choice. The clear Academy Award front-runner, Bigelow will likely make Oscar history in (at least) two ways: a) first woman to win Best Director b) first person […]


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Critics' Favorite Films: Kathryn Bigelow + U.S.-Mexican Drama Ineligible for Oscars



Critics' Choices: French Family Drama Tops + Hollywood Nightmare Is Best Film of the Decade

Critics' choices: Summer Hours with Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jérémie Renier. Olivier Assayas' French-made family drama was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's, the New York Film Critics Circle's, and the Boston Society of Film Critics' Best Foreign Language Film of 2009. Summer Hours was also the Best Film […]


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Critics' Choices: French Family Drama Tops + Hollywood Nightmare Is Best Film of the Decade



Christoph Waltz & Mo'Nique: Critics Awards' Clean Sweep

Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds. Vienna-born veteran Christoph Waltz, whose big-screen career dates back to the early 1980s (Tristan and Isolde, Kopfstand), is this awards season's Best Supporting Actor fave and Oscar shoo-in for his vicious Nazi in Quentin Tarantino's WWII revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. Also in the cast: Brad […]


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Christoph Waltz & Mo'Nique: Critics Awards' Clean Sweep



London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim. Directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain – itself from “an original screenplay” by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit – A Prophet is one of several non-U.S. productions that found space on the London Film Critics' nominations roster. Best […]


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London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards



George Clooney & Viggo Mortensen: Awards Season's Unexpected & Expected

Utah Film Critics' Best Actor winner Viggo Mortensen in The Road. The performer best known for playing Aragorn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen was the surprise Best Actor choice in Utah. In John Hillcoat's The Road, he portrays a man struggling to survive with […]


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George Clooney & Viggo Mortensen: Awards Season's Unexpected & Expected



New York Film Critics: Meryl Streep & George Clooney + Olivier Assayas' French Drama Are Top Picks

The Hurt Locker with Guy Pearce and Brian Geraghty. After being all but ignored at this year's Venice Film Festival and at the 2008 Spirit Awards – where it received only two nominations in the acting categories (Best Actor for Jeremy Renner; Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Mackie), Kathryn Bigelow's […]


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New York Film Critics: Meryl Streep & George Clooney + Olivier Assayas' French Drama Are Top Picks



'Gay' Best Actor Winner for Second Consecutive Year: San Francisco Awards + Boston Goes to War

Colin Firth in A Single Man. San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Colin Firth will quite likely receive his very first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a Los Angeles-based English professor grieving over the unexpected death of his lover (Matthew Goode) in Tom Ford's A Single Man, based […]


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'Gay' Best Actor Winner for Second Consecutive Year: San Francisco Awards + Boston Goes to War



Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Three Major French Surprises + French Cinema Icon Gets Career Award

The Hurt Locker with Jeremy Renner. The Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles film critics' Best Picture is a low-budget Summit Entertainment release that turned out to be a major box office disappointment. Curiously, the Kathryn Bigelow-directed, Mark Boal-written Iraq War-set thriller about a U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was […]


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Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Three Major French Surprises + French Cinema Icon Gets Career Award



Gotham Awards 2009 Winners

Catalina Saavedra in The Maid (top); Stella Schnabel in You Won't Miss Me (middle); The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow (bottom) “Kudos to you, great performance,” Rosie Perez told Willem Dafoe, after saying that Lars von Trier's Antichrist, a dark, sex-filled drama in which Dafoe co-stars with Charlotte Gainsbourg, was […]


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Gotham Awards 2009 Winners



2009 Satellite Awards - Nominations

Why should anyone give a damn about the (Golden) Satellite Awards? Well, how often will you see a small, little-seen indie like The Stoning of Soraya M. (above) listed as one of the best films of the year? Or Hugh Dancy shortlisted for his performance in Adam? Or Mozhan Marno […]


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2009 Satellite Awards - Nominations



Golden Globes Predictions: Best Picture Drama - Iraq War vs. Pandora War

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Picture - Drama The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow; scr: Mark Boal A US Army elite unit disarms bombs in Iraq. Invictus (above, with Matt Damon), d: Clint Eastwood; scr: Anthony Peckham Newly elected South African president Nelson Mandela campaigns to stage the Rugby World Cup […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Best Picture Drama - Iraq War vs. Pandora War



Gotham 2009 Nominations

Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker (top); Nisreen Faour, Hiam Abbass in Amreeka (middle); Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind in A Serious Man (bottom) Considered the official beginning of awards season in the United States, the Independent Feature Project announced its 2009 Gotham Award nominations earlier today in New […]


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Gotham 2009 Nominations