San Francisco International Film Festival

I have just arrived in the bay area for the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival. While the relationship is still young, I don’t mind saying that San Francisco is my favorite city America. Whether SFIFF will become my favorite American film festival has yet to be seen as this is my first year attending. The weather is considerably more favorable than Park City... Read More

100 Things I Love About the Movies

1. Marla Singer 2. This monologue 3. When Julianne Moore tells the pharmacist to suck her dick in Magnolia 4. The seventeen and a half minute single shot in Hunger 5. Michael Fassbender 6. This dance: 7. The score to Atonement 8. The Criterion Collection 8. Being the only person in the theatre at a matinée at art films 10. The Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique 11.... Read More

Let’s not blame the children

A good friend of mine posted this on Facebook yesterday and with his permission, I’m reposting it because it’s the best deconstruction of the Oscar fiasco I’ve read.  His name is Tim Wolfe, and you can find his blog here. I’ve been otherwise occupied today and not seen the Monday quarterbacking on last night’s Oscars. I can only imagine how brutal it’s... Read More

The 248 Films Eligible for Best Picture in 2010

I posted this list about two months ago.  Near the end of December I had only seen 69 (heh heh) of the 248 films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar.  Because I love lists–and counting–and in honor of the ceremony tomorrow, I’m posting again.  Now, my number is 83, about what I expected to hit.  There are a few I wish I had caught up with before now, but... Read More

The 248 Oscar-eligible films of 2010

/Film posted this on their site a few days ago and I couldn’t resist reposting it and finding out exactly how many I’ve seen. Usually there are around 275 in a year, and I tend to see around 110 of them by the time that year’s Oscar ceremony rolls around (I always win that prize at my sister’s Oscar party).  I’ve seen sixty nine of these, but there... Read More

Post-Oscar Come Down

There are six or seven large theaters within a 20 miles radius of me. More than 100 screens within a 25 minute drive. But click on the picture to the left to see what I’d find if I were to go to any of these theaters. Crap. It’s all crap. Sure, there are few theaters still playing Slumdog Millionaire, but I saw that in November, then again in January.  There’s... Read More

LAMB Devours the Oscars – Best Picture

Editor’s note: Welcome to the twenty-fourth and final of a 24-part series dissecting the 81st Academy Awards, brought to you by the Large Association of Movie Blogs and its assorted members. Every day leading up to the Oscars, a new post written by a different LAMB will be published, each covering a different category of the Oscars. To read any other posts regarding this event,... Read More

Fall Lineup

So far, 2008 seems like an above average year for movies. All summer, we’ve been fed by Hollywood with great stuff from the Apatow clan (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express), the now iconic Christopher Nolan with The Dark Knight, from Bekmambetov with the scorchingly awesome Wanted.  Terrific stuff like Roger Donaldson’s The Bank Job and David Mamet’s... Read More

Too Little Too Late

Sundance has been over for a week now. I went through this weird withdrawal/movie fatigue phase after it was all done. I was confused when I’d get up for the day, or after I’d get off work and there was no direction for me. I wasn’t supposed to hop in my truck and drive to the mountains to see movies. I had nothing to do. Well that’s how I felt anyway. I... Read More