Met with the new, improved and much thinner version of Jonah Hill today; as far as I’m concerned if “Moneyball” works, it’s because of him. And with the luminous while down to earth Jessica Chastain, Ms. Everywhere. Somehow I also managed to see “Albert Nobbs,” which seems a slam dunk for best actress for Glenn … Continue Reading →
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Race To The Oscars
Musings, odds and analysis of the movie awards season leading up to Oscar night, from Detroit News Film Critic Tom Long and Pop Culture writer Adam Graham.
Today was a study in major contrasts as I watched a completely brilliant silent film balanced with one of the talkiest movies in memory. The silent film was the much-raved about “The Artist,” and whether it’s headed for Oscars or obscurity, the sheer bravado of the thing blew me away. Written and directed by France’s … Continue Reading →
Arrived this afternoon and raced to catch “The Ides of March” (filmed partly in Detroit) at its press and industry screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre (talk about your state of the art). Understand, last year I got spoiled. The first film I saw at TIFF was “The King’s Speech,” which promptly blew me … Continue Reading →
Chaos reigns as I prepare for the Toronto International Film Festival. Interview requests are bouncing every which way and the screening schedule gets changed hourly. Typical. At this point I supposedly have confirmed interviews with Glenn Close, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogen, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Wilde and Kiera Knightley; pending are possibilities Gerard Butler, Ryan Gosling, … Continue Reading →