Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Thursday, December 4 2008
Frank Langella seethes and pulsates with cunning as the deposed president in 'Frost/Nixon', a far cry from the grinning cowboy executive Josh Brolin presented in 'W'.
Friday, December 5 2008
No matter Frost/Nixon's efforts to revise it, history will never be the same.
Wednesday, December 24 2008
Those of us who lived through it will never forget how it unraveled before our unbelieving eyes. As each new day brought another revelation, as
Tuesday, December 2 2008
FROST/NIXON Release: 5 December and 12 December (limited) and 25 December (wide) Director: Ron Howard Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Toby
Thursday, January 22 2009
It was a dark day for "The Dark Knight" as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since "Titanic." Christopher
Thursday, January 8 2009
As movie adaptations of stage plays go, the recently released "Frost/Nixon" and "Doubt" are among the best of recent vintage, not least because the
Sunday, December 14 2008
"I really did think it was going to be seven weeks, in and out," says Frank Langella, recalling his decision, in early 2006, to star as
Thursday, December 11 2008
Movie-star math: Michael Sheen is to the Martin Sheen acting family as Adam Baldwin is to the Alec Baldwin acting family - no relation. The
Sunday, December 7 2008
Richard M. Nixon adored the movies. He walked out of "West Side Story," which he dismissed as "propaganda," but he revered John Ford, kept up