State of Play

  Thrillers are one of my favorite genres, bar none. The ‘newsroom thriller’ has provided some great films over the years (most notably All The President’s Men).  I read Roger Ebert’s review of this film; he thinks newspaper thrillers will continue, even if the newspaper itself dies off in the next couple of years.  I […]

Best Actor

  Here are the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Richard Jenkins in ‘The Visitor’ Frank Langella in ‘Frost/Nixon’ Sean Penn in ‘Milk’ Brad Pitt in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Mickey Rourke in ‘The Wrestler’ What Could Happen:  This is probably, probably a two man race.  Sean Penn […]

My Golden Globe Pics

  Alright gang, the Globes is this weekend, and as you can probably guess, I’ve seen almost every nominated film and performance.  Here are my picks for the film categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical I could make a case for Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia (the biggest hit) or […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is nominated for several Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (for David Fincher), and Best Actor (Brad Pitt).  With that pedigree, you can rest assured Benjamin Button is one of the surefire Oscar picks for this year.  The story is about an […]