‘The Aura’ with Ricardo Darín: Winner of six Silver Condor Awards. ‘The Aura’ movie wins six Argentinean Film Critics Silver Condor Awards On June 26, the Argentinean Film Critics Association…
The Sea Inside (2004)
Paolo Sorrentino’s mafia thriller was the surprise big winner at this year’s Italian Oscars, while a Hollywood superstar was an odd choice for the honorary award.
Javier Bardem is an inadequate lead in Alejandro Amenábar’s pro-euthanasia melodrama The Sea Inside. But the supporting cast is first-rate.
Independent Spirit Awards’ winners: Crowd-pleasers and box office hits dominate the so-called ‘indie alternative’ to the mainstream Oscars.
The British Academy Awards’ Oscar-focused new submission deadline rules have had unintended and ironically counterproductive consequences.
Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood have performed an unexpected Golden Globes turnabout, while Hilary Swank and Annette Bening have an awards season rematch ‘tie.’
Mean Girls quotes have earned Tina Fey an unexpected Writers Guild Awards nomination, while animated + non-English-language movies again bypassed.
A superlative Hilary Swank can’t beat the odds against Clint Eastwood’s cliché-ridden boxing + surrogate father-daughter melo Million Dollar Baby.
Culture clash movies have dominated this year’s European Film Awards, while Pedro Almodóvar was the biggest loser and Liv Ullmann got the longest standing ovation.
Gay Republicans and their mind-boggling support for the party that despises them + the horrors of the Rwanda genocide are this year’s disturbing AFI FEST winners.
Venice Festival: The Golden Lion victory of Mike Leigh’s abortion drama at the snafu-plagued Biennale has angered Italian nativists rooting for local father-son tale.
Pedro Almodóvar is snubbed while Alejandro Amenábar’s pro-euthanasia drama The Sea Inside has shattered the Goya Awards’ record.
Awards season news: In an ungodly twist of fate, Jesus + Jason + Napoleon have all lost out to Spider-Man, while Kate Winslet has nabbed a surprise win.
Foreign Language Film Oscar get entries from 49 countries, but 2 internationally acclaimed Gael García Bernal movies have ended up as Academy Award orphans.