Posts Tagged ‘ Academy Awards ’

What’s Next for the Coen Brothers?

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June 30, 2011
The Coen Brothers

It almost seems as though the Coen Brothers have been genetically hardwired to make films.  As a kid Joel, the oldest of the two Brothers, bought a vivitar super 8 camera with money he had saved mowing people’s lawns. Soon after buying the camera they put it to work filming remakes of movies they...
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Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘Confessions’

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May 6, 2011
Confessions - movie - film

By Larry McCloskey Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) is another example to the world that the Far East has taken revenge cinema to a whole new level over the past decade. Following in the elaborate vengeful footsteps of Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, Confessions sees a teacher exact her punishment on the two pupils responsible for the death of...
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127 Hours: A Review

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March 1, 2011
127 Hours: A Review

127 Hours, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Danny Boyle Based on the autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, written by Danny Boyle with Simon Beaufoy Great film can transcend its subject matter. In many ways, that’s what most filmmakers set out to do. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours does more than tells...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

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March 1, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Sunday night proved to be full of surprises, however most of them we’re not in the selections, but rather in what happened on and off the stage. Whether it was “F bombs” by Melissa Leo or the heavily criticized performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Academy of...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

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February 26, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, I would like to get on record with my predictions and picks for all of the most popular categories. Included in this list are the nominees I believe should win the Oscar as well.
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