Category Archive: Awards

Oct
23

The Forum Film Festival in NYC Closes with DUCK SOUP and Short Film Awards

I had to do it. The Forum Film Festival, run by the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at Fordham Law School was screening GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, George Clooney’s dramatic reenactment of the clash between broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and the commie-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy, and had invited me to interview actor …

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Dec
15

Judah Friedlander is World Champion (Sponsored Post)

There Can Be Only One: World Champion Judah Friedlander.

You’ve got to admire the man who, having reached the highest pinnacles of human achievement, still finds it within himself to make the occasional descent and spend time with us lesser mortals. God knows, comedian and actor Judah Friedlander doesn’t need to bother with our petty activities; as universally acknowledged World Champion, he exists on …

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Dec
05

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: CFQ’s Top Ten 2011*

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2011: Definitely a good year for aliens. They waylaid a couple of fanboys, staged a showdown with cowboys, wrecked a tween’s film project, invaded LA, twice (must be the universal lure of In-N-Out Burger) — yessir, if you had more than four limbs and a palate for human flesh, you had a home in theaters …

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Aug
03

The Keeper: The Mightiest MOFILM (Sponsored Post)

So the sponsored video below, The Keeper, was one of the winners of the MOFILM Cannes 2011 competition. And if you’re an astute, industry-insider like me, you’re probably thinking, Wow… MOFILM winner. What the hell’s a MOFILM? Turns out the folk at MOFILM are kinda crowdsourcing matchmakers. They bring in a number of sponsors — …

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Feb
25

Bonus Video: Ben Lyons on Oscar 2011

For those of you who wanted to actually see the generational divide in living, breathing action, here’s the video capture of me & critic Ben Lyons in conversation: embedded by Embedded Video So the people over at Yellow Tail wines were in touch with me again with an offer to talk with critic Ben Lyons. …

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Feb
23

Ben Lyons on Oscar 2011

So the people over at Yellow Tail wines were in touch with me again with an offer to talk with critic Ben Lyons. He’s doing some Oscar-related stuff over at their movie/wine pairings website ReserveYourNight.com, and it sounded like a good opportunity to get his take on some issues dealing with the coming Academy Award …

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Apr
16

Juan Jose Campanella on THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES

Public Threat: A criminal (Javier Godino, left) delivers a not-so-subtle message to public servants Soledad Villamil and Ricardo Darin in the Oscar-winning foreign language film THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES.

Seems to be some confusion about the title of this. For the record, according to the front page of the production notes, it’s THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES. Not THE SECRET OF THEIR EYES or even THE SECRET IN HER EYES, which is the way the video file for the trailer is labeled. So I …

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Mar
07

CINEFANTASTIQUE HORROR, FANTASY, & SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST – v1n4: ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French follow Tim Burton down the rabbit hole, analyzing his live-action redo of the Disney animated classic, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Is it Burton at his best – or another blunder? Does it surpass the original, or does it fall flat as a knave of hearts? Also on the bill, …

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Mar
07

MMP at the 2010 Spirit Awards

Well, “next to” the Spirit Awards might be more accurate. We weren’t actually at the ceremonies, but over the past year we’ve been fortunate enough to cover a fair number of the 2010 winners. So if the acceptance speeches didn’t get anywhere close enough to satisfying your curiosity about how these films came about, click …

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