Tag Archives: J.C. Chandor

Predictions for the 2015 Spirit Awards

One of the most interesting precursors to me is always the Independent Spirit Awards. They don’t always cite the same things that the Academy does, so it’s a chance to see smaller and more eclectic fare given a moment in the sun. Even though the Spirit Award have matched up[...]

NYFF’s Secret Screening: what could it be?

Yesterday it was announced that there would be a Special Screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival. Last year, the fest didn’t have a “Secret Screening” like it had done the prior two years, so the announcement has immediately led to some speculation about what title will be playing.[...]

“Foxcatcher” : 2015 Best Original Screenplay contenders

Today I’m continuing on down the line of the big eight categories and finishing them off with another writing one…Best Original Screenplay. Here are the ten particular films/scripts that I have in play for Best Original Screenplay, with the top five cracking the unofficial lineup at this point: 1. Foxcatcher – I[...]

“Shame,” “Hugo” and “War Horse” lead today’s Oscars news – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Between the National Board of Review, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics’ Circle, this has been the busiest week of the still hectic Oscar season. As we raced to cover all of the nominations (and give attention to each deserving film), a[...]

“Margin Call” gets a sleek, star-studded trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Margin Call,” a new thriller from director J.C. Chandor, has traces of John Grisham’s DNA yet benefits from a ripped-from-the-headlines narrative that trades in recession talk, debt ceilings, credit scandals and more. The film earned solid reviews at Sundance earlier this year, with kudos being dished out[...]