Can we learn anything about this year's Oscar race from the Gotham nominations?                "What They Had" finds welcome humor in a tragic setting                Glenn Close, Hugh Jackman and Director Damien Chazelle to Receive Hollywood Film Awards                Ben Foster continues a hot streak with “Galveston”                Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan have captured brilliance with "Wildlife"                Amandla Stenberg, John David Washington, Yalitza Aparicio, Felix Van Groeningen & Crazy Rich Asians To Receive Hollywood Film Awards                David Gordon Green puts his stamp on "Halloween" and crafts a terrific sequel                "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" deliciously pairs Richard E. Grant with Melissa McCarthy                "22 July" sees Paul Greengrass effectively depict another tragic historical event                Timothée Chalamet and Rachel Weisz to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are gunning for awards with "Beautiful Boy"                "Bad Times At The El Royale" is overstuffed yet pulpy fun from Drew Goddard                87 films will contend for Best Foreign Language Feature this year                "First Man" is another stunning achievement for Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling                Updated Academy Award predictions for early October        

Tag Archives: film critic

Roger Ebert was an inspiration to all of us who loved movies

Roger Ebert has died, but the art form he loved is very much alive. We honor him not so much by remembering his reviews of North but rather his and Gene Siskel’s raves for Do The Right Thing during a time when pundits were sure that Spike Lee’s drama[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “Mediocrity has taken over film criticism” Armond White

HollywoodNews.com: Every year the world of film criticism, gutter blogging, and awards campaigning collide. At CityArts, journalist Armond White, expresses his disgust at today’s state of film criticism. He highlights the fiasco that ensued when “The New Yorker” film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo imposed by the[...]

Thoughts on the “Drive” trailer lawsuit

HollywoodNews.com: As sometimes happens, I commented on someone else’s blog (in this case, David Poland’s The Hot Blog) and what was supposed to be a random bit or two turned into a mini-essay. So for those so inclined, here is my ‘official essay on the Drive lawsuit’. Oh,[...]

Jennifer Aniston gets some back-up, others don’t

HollywoodNews.com: While Jennifer Aniston was recently dissed by Rupert Everett for her acting career, some people apparently can’t help but like the actress. British film critic David Thomson recently released ‘The New Biographical Dictionary of Film’ where he described quite a few stars, reports RadarOnline.com. Apparently, he can’t help but be[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Salt,’ ‘Inception’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: The biggest news in movies this week was made down in San Diego where Comic Con just completed another whirlwind fanboy convention and only one person got stabbed in the eye. Lots of big star power there including a much publicized appearance by fanboy fave Angelina Jolie[...]

Film Independent Announces Jury Award Winners of 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival

hollywoodnews.com: Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a brunch at CHAYA Downtown. Audience award winners will be announced tomorrow afternoon at the Closing Night film, Despicable Me.[...]

Los Angeles Film Festival announces jurors

HollywoodNews.com: The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced its jurors for the festival that kicks off today at L.A. Live. The narrative jury consists of director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, The Glass Shield), screenwriter/producer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt), and LA Weekly film critic Ella Taylor. The[...]

Clint Eastwood curbs his enthusiasm over 80th birthday

Hollywoodnews.com: Go ahead, punk, wish him a Happy Birthday. Clint Eastwood is turning 80 on Monday; however, he really doesn’t want to make a big deal out of his birthday. He’s just fine with a glass of wine with his wife Dina, 44. No need to bring him[...]

Exclusive: Film Critic Armond White Dislikes Baumbach’s Movies

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS New York Press film critic Armond White wants to make one thing perfectly clear: it isn’t that he doesn’t like director Noah Baumbach. It’s Baumbach’s movies he dislikes. “I have no more against Noah Baumbach than I do against Michael Mann,” White told HollywoodNews.com. “I never met either[...]