Friday, January 30, 2009

Sybil (1974)

Sybil (1976 Miniseries)
4 out of 5 Stars
An amazing performance from Sally Field. Well written script, interesting subject matter and (for a TV miniseries from 1976) some very great Manhattan visuals.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Teeth - 3.5 out of 5 Stars
A strange yet oddly 'watchable' film which is a combination of comedy, cult horror and John Waters-esque bizarreness. Jess Weixler was the perfect choice for the role of Dawn O'Keefe (love the meaning behind the character name -- heh heh). She juxtaposes an innocent humor with a virginal and naive interest in revenge. Looking forward to watching her career take off! Yay Jess!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Films to See Before the Oscars

It's been quite awhile since I've seen a movie. Here are the films I'd like to see before the Oscars.

'The Wrestler'
'Revolutionary Road'
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
'Frozen River'

I'm planning on skipping 'The Reader'

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscars Nominations 2009

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor" (Overture Films)
Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon" (Universal)
Sean Penn in "Milk" (Focus Features)
Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in "Milk" (Focus Features)
Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder" (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.)
Michael Shannon in "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Anne Hathaway in "Rachel Getting Married" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Angelina Jolie in "Changeling" (Universal)
Melissa Leo in "Frozen River" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Meryl Streep in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Kate Winslet in "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Penélope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (The Weinstein Company)
Viola Davis in "Doubt" (Miramax)
Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

Achievement in directing
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" David Fincher
"Frost/Nixon" Ron Howard
"Milk" Gus Van Sant
"The Reader" Stephen Daldry
"Slumdog Millionaire" Danny Boyle

Best motion picture of the year
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire"