Review: Patience pays off for refreshing animated tale 'The Little Prince'

Posted by · 5:59 pm · June 4th, 2015

Mark Osborne’s refreshing adaptation of the classic tale “The Little Prince” shows a patience most studio-produced animated flicks rarely allow these days.

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All hail Michael Fassbender's possessed 'Macbeth' in gorgeous new trailer

Posted by · 9:30 am · June 4th, 2015

Justin Kurzel’s imagery pops in the UK trailer for “Macbeth” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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Review: Michael Fassbender descends into a fog of madness in ‘Macbeth’

Posted by · 9:55 am · May 23rd, 2015

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are superb and Justin Kurzel’s imagery is striking, but the new “Macbeth” feels a trifle thin.

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Michael Fassbender says his 'Macbeth' is suffering from PTSD

Posted by · 3:20 am · May 23rd, 2015

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard discuss their roles and fears in playing Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Justin Kurzel’s new adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play.

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Best Actress: It's finally time for Julianne Moore to walk that aisle

Posted by · 9:22 am · February 18th, 2015

HitFix takes a look at the Best Actress category, which might feature the biggest lock of Oscar night.

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Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart land 2015 César Awards nominations

Posted by · 9:35 am · January 28th, 2015

Nominations have been unveiled for the 2015 César Awards, with French Oscar foreign film entry “Saint Laurent” leading the way with 10 mentions.

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Marion Cotillard made fun of her friends for saying she'd get an Oscar nomination

Posted by · 10:40 am · January 15th, 2015

Marion Cotilard was shocked to earn her second Oscar nomination for “Two Days, One Night” and tells HitFix she’s happy she’ll be able to bring the Dardennes Brothers’ movie to the Academy Awards.

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Dublin critics award 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' Jake Gyllenhaal and Marion Cotillard

Posted by · 9:46 am · December 17th, 2014

Critics in the UK obviously aren’t immune to the charms of “Boyhood,” as the film did well with the London Film Critics Circle and now, the Dublin Film Critics Circle has named it the year’s best.

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OFF THE CARPET: Strong year for double-dippers

Posted by · 8:58 am · September 12th, 2011

We find ourselves right in the middle of the big Toronto press junket, er, film festival, where 200-plus films are landing, many of them as world premieres, and the landscape of this year’s Oscar race is really beginning to take shape. As I looked out at the various films in play this year, it suddenly […]

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‘Contagion’ character posters

Posted by · 3:57 am · August 10th, 2011

I’ve successfully dodged the trailer — and swiftly ducked out of any online discussion — for Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” to I can honestly say that I haven’t the faintest idea what it’s about, and plan to stay cheerfully ignorant until the lights go down at its Venice press screening in a few weeks’ time. Fortunately, […]

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2/14 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Remembering 1939, Finke talks to Pascal, Marion Cotillard in ‘The Dark Knight Rises?’

Posted by · 9:28 am · February 14th, 2011

• Patrick Goldstein remembers 1939: “When 10 great Oscar nominees really meant 10 great nominees.” [The Big Picture] • Nikki Finke talks to Sony honcho Amy Pascal in the wake of “The Social Network”‘s post-season stall. [Deadline] • Marnie Hanel chats with “127 Hours” production designer Suttirat Larlarb, with sketches to boot. [Little Gold Men]

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1/11 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Sony’s campaign price tag, Cotillard preggers, Cameron on Hollywood’s “story crisis”

Posted by · 8:09 am · January 11th, 2011

• $55 million…for an Oscar? [New York Post] • Move over Natalie Portman.  Marion Cotillard is carrying, too. [Us Weekly] • Are Golden Globes speeches always better than the Oscars? [Movieline]

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LONDON: ‘Cold Weather,’ ‘Carlos,’ ‘Little White Lies’

Posted by · 6:38 pm · October 18th, 2010

Okay, so my weekend plans to catch up on my LFF review backlog didn’t entirely pan out — though the schedulers have, at least, kindly slowed the snowball effect by screening a number of films today that I had already seen. Strange as it sounds, given that it’s been on the festival track for five […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Can the ladies get some support?

Posted by · 9:05 am · October 11th, 2010

A number of people wanted Anne and I to discuss the seemingly thin Best Supporting Actress category on the podcast Friday, but we didn’t get to it. So it seemed an opportune time to dedicate this space to the discussion. One should keep in mind that the race is still in its early days. This […]

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On the performances of ‘Inception’

Posted by · 2:48 pm · July 6th, 2010

As a number of people have pointed by asking, my review of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” doesn’t offer much perspective on the performances in the film.  The reason is probably a combination of a few things. For starters, I wanted to be as careful as possible to write a spoiler-free review that could be enjoyed by […]

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So, is ‘Inception’ a go for Oscar?

Posted by · 5:08 pm · July 5th, 2010

Now that the review embargo walls have crashed on “Inception” (though most of what’s out there is web-based media as we’ll wait a while for print reactions), I guess it’s fair to dive into the awards implications of the film.  I preferred to stay away from that kind of talk in my review. The first […]

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OFF THE CARPET: The time is nigh

Posted by · 3:44 pm · February 1st, 2010

In so many words, this is it.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveils it’s slate of nominees bright and early tomorrow morning, and this being the first year with a 10-film Best Picture field, all eyes will be on the top category to gauge which way the wind blew on this AMPAS […]

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My dream ballot: part two

Posted by · 3:21 pm · February 1st, 2010

Yesterday, I began my far-fetched wishlist of nominees for tomorrow’s announcement with a look at the technical categories. Today we move into the big races. And as much as I thought I had my favorites clearly mapped out in my head, a rundown of the eligible titles made for some very crowded races indeed. Once […]

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