Oscar Noms: Avatar, Hurt Locker with 9

Avatar and The Hurt Locker top the nominations with 9 each while Inglourious Basterds nets 8. The Blind Side surprised (some) by sneaking in with a nomination and A Serious Man overcame doubts it could make it. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also something of a surprise in the Supporting Actress category. Picture Avatar The Blind Side (read…)

‘Gomorrah’ whacks ‘Il Divo’ at the Donatellos

At the David di Donatello Awards Friday evening, Matteo Garrone’s critically acclaimed mafia film Gomorrah took home seven golden Davids, including best film, director and screenplay. Though Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo also won seven of Italy’s top film prizes, including best actor Tony Servillo, best supporting actress Piera Degli Espositi and best director of photography, (read…)

The Watercooler: 4/13/09

The LiC movie-going weekend finally got out of first gear. Here’s hoping the trend continues for the remainder of the year. I’m tired of the winter movie dead season. There has been some good arthouse stuff and I’ve enjoyed some of the studio product, but mostly it’s been more uninspiring than usual. This weekend started (read…)

Trailer: Il Divo

Sorry for yet another trailer, but I’ve been waiting for this one to go up for a couple of days. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes last year, Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo tells the true story of Italy’s mob-connnected seven time prime minister Giulio Andreotti. Toni Servillo (Gomorrah) won a European Film Award (read…)

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