"Creed II" is an outstanding sequel and one of the year's best films                Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"        

Tag Archives: Rod Lurie

Critics’ Choice: Joey Berlin from BFCA

Joey Berlin from the Broadcast Film Critics Association – Critics’ Choice Awards By ROBERT W. WELKOS In 1995, Joey Berlin and Rod Lurie, two entertainment reporters and film critics who had written for rival publications, joined forces to create the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. While Lurie would go on to carve out[...]

“Straw Dogs” Review

HollywoodNews.com: If not for the fact that it were a remake of a beloved 1971 Sam Peckinpah film, Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs would be a prime example of what we claim we want in our popcorn entertainment. It is, quite simply, an old-fashioned star-driven thriller with an emphasis on[...]

Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried in Intl “In Time” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sometimes we get caught up with the awards contenders of the fall and holiday film seasons, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t straight-up genre films we’re eagerly anticipating. Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs,” Hugh Jackman’s robot-boxing drama “Real Steel” and the remake of “The Thing”[...]

Rod Lurie helming hostage thriller “Borderline”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Rod Lurie has been lingering in a director’s limbo. The one-time film critic burst onto the scene with the Joan Allen-led political thriller “The Contender.” But that was 2000, and follow up films have flown under the radar or failed to secure wide release (despite the fact[...]