Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by · 1:58 am · March 17th, 2010

A favorite from a favorite:

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11/24 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:09 am · November 24th, 2009

• Pete Hammond, with box office ammunition in hand, keeps banging the gong for Sandra Bullock in a bad movie.  And it just might happen. [Notes on a Season] • Speaking of “The Blind Side,” Patrick Goldstein dedicates a great many words to the film’s director, John Lee Hancock. [The Big Picture] • “Nine,” the […]

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Sticking to the music

Posted by · 5:54 pm · October 30th, 2008

Way back in April, in my very first post for InContention as it happens, I reported that Marketa Irglova — the delightful star of “Once” and the woman responsible for the best speech of this year’s Oscar ceremony — was in talks to further her acting career by appearing in “Darkness,” a new horror film […]

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Marketa Irglova: More than ‘Once’

Posted by · 2:24 pm · April 17th, 2008

Good news for fans of the winsome 20 year-old singer/songwriter/actress — the one who, not content with showing up every other Best Song nominee in her live performance with Glen Hansard, went on to deliver the best damn acceptance speech of the night too. (Fan? Me?) Anyway, after stating in multiple interviews that it was […]

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