Saturday, December 14, 2019

LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE LOVES AMOUR

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Amour, Michael Haneke’s bleak look at the deaths of an elderly loving couple, was the winner of the London Critics’ Circle award for film of the year Sunday night. The film, which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in May and is nominated for five Oscars, also won the best actress award for Emmanuelle Riva […]

CLEAR SAILING FOR LIFE OF PI OVERSEAS

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Ang Lee’s The Life of Pi, continued to sail on as the No. 1 film, even as it dropped out of the top ten domestically. It earned an additional $60.1 million to push its foreign total past the $300-million mark to $301.9 million. It has taken in $91.1 million domestically, bringing its worldwide total […]

ROGER EBERT LISTS HIS FAVORITE FILMS OF 2012

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until Roger Ebert was sidelined recently by a hairline hip fracture, he had been on a tear, turning out 300 reviews this year — an average of nearly one review a day — a personal record, he said on his blog Thursday. The venerable Chicago Sun-Times columnist, who has been sidelined in the past by […]

SECOND HOLLYWOOD FILM EARNS MORE IN CHINA THAN IN U.S.

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The growing importance of China to Hollywood was again demonstrated over the weekend as Ang Lee’s Life of Pi became the second film to perform more strongly at the Chinese box office than at domestic theaters. Since its release on Nov. 21, the picture has earned $84.3 million in China versus $69.6 million in the […]

WITH 7 GOLDEN GLOBE NODS, LINCOLN BECOMES OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln continued to pile up the awards nominations today (Thursday), picking up seven Golden Globes nods — more than any other film of 2012. Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Ben Affleck’s Argo tied for second place with five nominations each. All three films received best film nominations in the drama category as did […]

KILLING THEM SOFTLY IS KILLED AT BOX OFFICE (Updated)

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the 30 years that CinemaScore has been asking audiences to grade the movies they have seen on opening weekends, only five films have ever received F grades. CinemaScore has now added a sixth: the Brad Pitt starrer, Killing Them Softly. Going into the weekend, the question had been whether Pitts’s name on the marquee […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE LIFE OF PI

November 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s hardly a word of criticism of Ang Lee’s The Life of Pi in most of the reviews. “There are images in Life of Pi that are so beautiful, so surprising, so right that I hesitate to describe them. Suffice it to say that the simple, elemental facts of sky, sea and animal life are […]