Glark makes an of-the-moment funny. RIP Swayze [thx Joe Reid]
Dave Kehr interviews Lars Von Trier but also discovers some new (old) Italian masterpieces that sound intriguing
Indiewire A Single Man will be distributed this year by the Weinsteins. Colin Firth is gunning for Best Actor. I love festival season. It always makes the awards race seem so near
New York Times 5 great upcoming performances: Gabourey Sidibe and Carey Mulligan have more buzz than they can deal with already but this article also contains less common drooling over Robin Wright Penn in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Variety Nicole Kidman continues on her gloriously pathological quest to work with every fine director in the world. Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) will direct The Danish Girl. Unfortunately Charlize Theron has bolted. I want to root for Theron, I do. But her filmography bores me
Some Came Running Glenn Kenny on three TIFF titles
Self Styled Siren isn't too fond of Mad Men. Her new post on it and movies she loves from the era might make an interesting sidebar for you if you've been reading and enjoying the Mad Men @ the Movies series right here
In Contention maybe Robert De Niro is worth watching in Everybody's Fine?
/Film Karyn Kusama's next project may terrorize, destroy or otherwise alter Rachel Weisz's gorgeous body
Finally, as you probably read yesterday (what? I'm busy. I've had two hellish days of spotty internet service. Leave me alone) Hollywood Elsewhere loves Annette Bening in Mother and Child. Loves the whole film actually. Will it find distribution in time for an Oscar run?
I think it's "cute" that Jeffrey Wells thinks it's the best performance of The Bening's career. You see, someone says that just about every time with her. That's how you know you're dealing with a major actress. With lesser actresses everyone always agrees on what their "best" is, you know? It was Warren Beatty who said it about Running With Scissors but then, he has vested interest in her eventual (?) Oscar crowning.