EXCLUSIVE: Casting Sam Rockwell in ‘Conviction’ (clip)

Posted by · 9:39 am · October 13th, 2010

Think fast: when was the first time you remember seeing Sam Rockwell on the big screen?  Most people probably caught up with him in the late-1990s in films like “Safe Men,” “The Green Mile” and “Galaxy Quest.” Others perked up, surely, when George Clooney had the vision to give him the starring role in “Confessions […]

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‘Conviction’ on ABC’s Nightline

Posted by · 11:44 am · October 7th, 2010

Tony Goldwyn’s “Conviction” will open in limited release next Friday, October 15.  I’m a fan.  It “never feels manipulative even though it’s painting in extremely familiar dramatic strokes,” I wrote last week. The film was featured on ABC’s Nightline Monday night. Once you get past the unfortunate spelling out of the title’s double meaning, there […]

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‘Betty’ now ‘Conviction,’ TWC nabs ‘Miral’

Posted by · 1:08 pm · June 8th, 2010

Apologies for the two week dry spell.  I thought I’d be able to update along the way as I trekked out to Ohio to play meet the parents (which, thankfully, couldn’t have gone better), but alas, quick stops in hotels and 10 hour driving days made that much more difficult than I thought it would. […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Handicapping 2010 a year in advance

Posted by · 6:33 pm · March 8th, 2010

Uncle. I told myself I wasn’t going to write this column this year, let alone make predictions, but some of you were just too cute in your emails and Twitter DMs asking for something akin to my annual year-in-advance take on the race, so I struck a balance: a column and contenders list, but no […]

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Searchlight and Hilary Swank, take two?

Posted by · 5:45 pm · February 3rd, 2010

This is one of the films I’ve had an eye on for next year’s Oscar season.  Perhaps a second try will prove better than this past year’s Searchlight/Swank outing.  The press release, in part: Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired North American and select international […]

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