Tag Archives: Oren Moverman

Hollywood Contenders – Looking again at filmmakers this year due their first win

A few months ago, I took a look at writers and directors in the 2015 Oscar race who have previously been nominated for Academy Awards but yet to take home the gold. It was a fairly speculative piece, but now that the season is beginning to separate the contenders from[...]

Richard Gere is an under the radar Best Actor contender for “Time Out of Mind”

Last year at the New York Film Festival, I saw Richard Gere give an absolutely fantastic performance in the movie Time Out of Mind. I thought that Gere gave one of the best performances of the fest and would surely be in Oscar contention if the film came out. Well,[...]

David O. Russell and Ridley Scott: Which filmmaking contenders this year are most due for their first win?

Much like I said last week, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it[...]

John Cusack and Paul Dano have two of their best roles to date in “Love & Mercy”

One of my all time favorite actors happens to be John Cusack. Over the past decade or so, one of my newer favorites is Paul Dano. As such, the concept of the two of them in a film together pumped me up from the minute that they were cast in[...]

Life of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in LOVE & MERCY

Behind the fun fun fun of The Beach Boys was the fascinating and genius singer/songwriter Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the iconic Wilson — portrayed by two actors, Paul Dano in the ’60s and John Cusack in the ’80s — and examines his musical brilliance,[...]

Oscars: Woody Harrelson on “Rampart,” L.A. cops and “The Hunger Games” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This year, virtually every Oscar category boasts one or two candidates that you simply know will be in the race, and then seven or eight potential nominees who are all jockeying for the remaining slots. More than any other year in recent memory, there are too many[...]

Oscar race about to get “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: A lot happening in Oscar land the last few days. Let’s run through the biggest stories of the moment. – Brooks Barnes covers “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” the last of the legitimate Oscar contenders to drop, in the NY Times. I’m heading to a screening of[...]

Woody Harrelson’s one bad MoFo in full “Rampart” trailer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The unofficial word on Oren Moverman’s “Rampart” is that Woody Harrelson gives a can’t-miss performance as a corrupt L.A. police officer, the kind of turn that could catapult him once again into the Oscar conversation. Harrelson has been nominated twice before, most recently for his 2009 collaboration[...]

Woody Harrelson, “Rampart” get one-week qualifying run – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Woody Harrelson started receiving raves for his searing performance in Oren Moverman’s “Rampart” right after the film world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Certain Oscar bloggers have been championing Harrelson’s inclusion in the Best Actor race, a category that appears to be relatively crowded with[...]

Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube to film “Rampart” in October

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Oren Moverman is about to move from Army soldiers to LAPD officers. The director of the Oscar-nominated “The Messenger” will begin filming his follow-up, “Rampart,” in October, with Ice Cube and “Messenger” co-stars Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in the cast. The film follows a series of[...]
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