Vancouver Film Critics: The Artist, Malick, Fassbender, Olsen

  Film: The Artist Actor: Michael Fassbender, Shame Actress: Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Tree of LIfe/Take Shelter/The Help Director: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life Documentary: Cave of Forgotten Dreams Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Foreign Language Film: A Separation Canadian Film: Cafe (read…)

Review: The Road (2009) ****

John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD is bleak and despairing, but manages to offer a ray of hope without pulling any punches.

Trailer #2: The Road

Does this new trailer for THE ROAD starring Viggo Mortensen oversell the uplift? Will Weinstein mount an Oscar campaign for the film?

Venice ’09: Early reviews split on Hillcoat’s ‘The Road’

Variety, Screen Daily and The Guardian take the first look at John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.

Trailer: The Road

Yahoo has the trailer for John Hillcoat’s upcoming Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road starring Viggo Mortensen. I’m not watching it, but enjoy: The Road opens October 16.

Esquire takes a drive down ‘The Road’

In addition to another infernal movie list that would be sure to make the list of 100 Stupidest Movie Lists ever compiled (The 75 Movies Every Man Should See? Come ON!), Esquire magazine has the first review I’ve seen of The Road, John (The Proposition) Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. I (read…)

Holiday Forecast: Happy New Year

Daniel Craig in Defiance Because of the holiday, the new release calendar is kind of in limbo, but two movies are being released today in New York and Los Angeles with misguided hopes for some kind of Oscar action. Suffice it to say that one is called Good and the other is just bad. Defiance. (read…)

Review: Appaloosa (2008) ***

Co-written and directed by Ed Harris from a novel by Robert B. Parker and starring Harris and Viggo Mortensen, Appaloosa is almost a throwback to the old B-westerns. It’s not a cheap film or one of low production quality, but it’s a simple, almost intimate story rather than one with the epic or mythic pretentiousness (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 9/18/08

Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris in Appaloosa opening in NY, LA and Toronto Unless you live in New York or Los Angeles, this might be a good weekend to go see Burn After Reading again because there isn’t much to get excited about in this week’s new wide releases: Ghost Town. Ricky Gervais is a (read…)

Toronto Heats Up

For this batch of Toronto reviews, I’m mostly dispensing with plot synopses because I already recently summarized these movies in the fall forecast. If you enjoy your LiC regurgitated story blurbs, let me know and perhaps they’ll return with the next round. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Variety’s John Anderson liked it a little but (read…)

LiC 2008 Fall Forecast: September

George Clooney and Frances McDormand in Burn After Reading You can almost hear the air being let out of the summer movie season. Overall it was a pretty decent four months of movies, but I for one am glad to see it coming to an end. Now it’s time to look forward to the last (read…)





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