Tag: Whiplash

DVD Review: Whiplash!

Whiplash, my favorite movie of 2014, is now available on DVD. It’s a tale of the lengths someone will got to to be great, and the lengths someone will go to to push someone to be great. Whiplash won three Oscars® this year – including Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons for the role of Mr. […]

Thoughts On The 87th Academy Awards – NPH Holds Long Unpredictable Evening Together!

Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t brilliant for most of his first evening hosting the Oscars®, but when he picked his spots he definitely sparkled – his few comments on the lack of diversity in the Academy’s selections (‘…celebrating Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry, brightest;’ Oh, sure ! You like them now!’) may not have been many, […]

Boyhood Dominates New Film Critics Circle Awards!

Boyhood was the only triple winner at the 80th New York York Film Critics Circle Awards – snapping up the Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Linlater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) awards. The Immigrant nabbed two awards – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress (Marion Cotillard). The Lego Movie was chosen for Best Animated Film and citizenfour […]

National Society of Film Critics Cite Goodbye To Language as Best of 2014!

The National Society of Film Critics has named Jean-Luc Goddard’s 3-D  film Goodbye To Language as the best film of 2014. Boyhood and Birdman were runners up. The Society also named their selections for Best Director (Richard Linklater, Boyhood), Best Non-Fiction Film (citizenfour), Best Screenplay (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Cinematography (Dick Pope, Mr. Turner), […]

Birdman Nabs Six Independent Spirit Award Nominations!

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) led the way at the 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominations were announced today. The film received nominations for best film, director, lead actor, supporting female, supporting male and best cinematography. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler and Ava Duvernay’s Selma each nabbed five noms. Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash grabbed […]

CIFF: Whiplash Takes Audience Choice Narrative Award; Festival Sets Attendance Record!

The Calgary International Film Festival has released its list of award winners – and Whiplash has won taken the Audience Choice Narrative award, as the festival reached record attendance of nearly 28, 869. That’s a 42% increase from last year’s 20,000 attendees. For  complete list of award winners and more, check out the festival’s press […]

CIFF: The Real Deal!

After seeing twenty films in eight days, I can confirm that Movie Maker got it right. The 15th Calgary International Film Festival was definitely an crowd pleaser. Featuring World, North American and Canadian premieres (in the case of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, pictured above – both the 2D and 3D North American premieres), as […]