THE LONG SHOT: Critical mass

Posted by · 7:26 pm · December 9th, 2010

Guy’s updated Oscar predictions here. Just one week on from the first formal awards announcements of the season, the Oscar season may still be taking its first steps, but my personal interest in the precursor trail is nonetheless set to peak this very weekend. That, of course, is when the New York Film Critics Circle […]

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BERLIN: ‘The Killer Inside Me,’ final notes

Posted by · 6:02 pm · February 21st, 2010

Having named its prizewinners yesterday, the Berlinale officially wraps today. I meant to file my last post on the festival once I arrived home on Friday night, but assorted tasks and distractions kept it on the back burner. Too many things, too many things, as Amber Waves would say. My last day in Berlin served […]

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‘Hurt Locker’ tops with LA Critics

Posted by · 3:08 pm · December 13th, 2009

Today is a very good day to be one Ms. Kathryn Bigelow. A few days ago, we asked you which film looks set to be the critics’ darling of the season — today, at least, the clear answer appears to be “The Hurt Locker.” Hours after sweeping the board with the Beantown crowd, Bigelow’s Iraq-set […]

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EDINBURGH: “35 Shots of Rum,” “Séraphine,” “The Maid”

Posted by · 6:57 am · June 24th, 2009

Tuesday was a day of mellower pleasures at the Edinburgh Film Festival, from an idle sun-soaked writing break in the park, to a chance conversation with Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows (both as smart and affably bloke-ish as you’d expect) outside the theater, to, most importantly, a trio of quietly impressive, character-oriented foreign-language titles. Two […]

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