Awards category archive
My interview with Bradley Cooper in Day & Night in the Irish Independent Far be it from ‘Day & Night’ to engage in shallow, demeaning objectification of the male form, but when one is interviewing a solid cut of prime … Continue reading
My latest features for movies.ie The 2012 ‘Black List’, on the back of the release of Safe House. A selection of the best host quips and acceptance speeches from Oscars past.
Some initial thoughts on today’s Oscar nominations: *I’m extremely surprised that the clearly incredibly lucky Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close made it onto the Best Picture roster. Happy for Max Von Sydow’s Supporting Actor nod, however. He and Christopher Plummer … Continue reading
Award season is in full swing. Check out more FYC posters here.
Saw this movie yesterday morning before interviewing its star Dominic Cooper, who, it must be said, gives a tremendous performance in a dual role as both Uday Hussein and his body double Latif Yahia. I don’t think an Oscar nomination … Continue reading
George W Bush gets speech therapy from Mike Tyson in ‘The President’s Speech’. Watch here.
My picks for this Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Best Picture: Will win: The King’s Speech Watch out for: The Social Network Should win: Toy Story 3 Best Director: Will win: David Fincher, The Social Network Watch out for: Tom … Continue reading
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The great Mark Harris has an interesting essay in the new American GQ about the decline in quality of Hollywood movies. Read here.
How do the two versions compare? Watch here.
The 2010 Best Picture Oscar nominees – done through Lego. See the rest here.
Oscar nominations are out on Tuesday. Here are my predictions in the main categories: Best Picture: Black Swan The King’s Speech The Social Network Inception Toy Story 3 The Kids Are All Right True Grit Winter’s Bone The Town The … Continue reading
I caught a screening of Charles Ferguson’s latest documentary Inside Job – a lucid, forensic, utterly devastating exploration of the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown in the US and, by extension, the world. It’s an exemplary piece of journalistic … Continue reading
A few thoughts on last night’s Golden Globe awards: *Continuing the trend of the last few years, the 2011 awards race has become a crushing bore already. Just about all of the early critical frontrunners are now more or less … Continue reading
My interview with Ryan Gosling in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent The week before Christmas, and an hour before he’s due to sit down with Day & Night to discuss his new movie Blue Valentine, Ryan Gosling finds … Continue reading
My interview with Hilary Swank in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent Hilary Swank is a serious gal. She mostly plays serious roles where serious things happen to her serious characters. Even when she took on a supposedly comedic … Continue reading
My interview with Colin Firth about ‘The King’s Speech’ in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent Yours truly being a born-and-bred Kilkenny man, you can imagine that it’s a bit of an odd thrill to hear Colin Firth waxing … Continue reading
More reading of the Oscar tea-leaves today thanks to the release of the influential Producers and Writer’s Guild nominations for 2010. Oscar nominations are out January 25, but balloting for the nominations is ongoing until January 14, so boosts like … Continue reading