Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is old, tired and confused. He’s had a tough life. He fought in the Korean war. He may or may not have married the wrong woman (June Squibb). All he has left are his two sons David (Will Forte) and Ross (Bob Odenkirk) and his booze. For once in his life he wished he had something more. So what if he won a million dollars? That would be pretty cool. Of course it would also be too good to be true, but his good-hearted son David decides to drive him all the way from Montana to Nebraska anyway. Continue reading
The nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced and while we all know how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) doesn’t really deserve to be taken seriously, I still think these awards are fun to watch. They’re entertaining, get you pumped for the Oscars and it’s always somewhat of a good time. Among the top nominees this year there are Spike Jonze’s Her, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips and Gravity. The official ceremony will take place on January 12th, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton and is hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Take a look at the nominees in the film categories. Continue reading
Finally! The first trailer for the much-anticipated and critically acclaimed new film from Alexander Payne: Nebraska. The film premiered at Cannes this year and Bruce Dern, who is co-starring with Will Forte, won the best actor award. This looks like a funny, quirky road-trip comedy/drama from the director who has brought us great films such as About Schmidt and Sideways.
The film was shot in black and white and looks gorgeous. As a fan of the director, the talent involved and the good buzz it’s been getting I can’t wait to see this film. The film opens November 22nd, 2013 and already seems to be a top contender for next year’s Academy Awards. Take a look yourself! Oh, and here’s the first b&w poster as well. Looking good?
The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to an end. Here are the winners.
Palme d’Or (Golden Palm):
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle) directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
with actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos & Léa Seydoux
Grand Prix (Runner Up):
Inside Llweyn Davis directed by Ethan & Joel Coen
Amat Escalante for Heli
Like Father, Like Son directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
Zhangke Jia for A Touch Of Sin
Camera d’Or (First-Time Filmmaker):
Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen
Best Lead Actor:
Bruce Dern in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska
Best Leading Actress:
Bérénice Bejo in Asghar Farhadi’s The Past
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard Prize:
The Missing Picture directed by Aida Begic
Special Jury Prize:
Omar directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Alain Guiraudie for Stranger by the Lake
A Certain Talent Prize:
Ensemble cast in The Golden Cage directed by Diego Quemada-Diez
Fruitvale Station directed by Ryan Coogler
Congratulations to all the winners!
I look forward to checking all of those out.
I am especially pleased with Bruce Dern winning best actor for Alexander Payne’s new film Nebraska.
It’s not like I expected Sofia Coppola to win Un Certain Regard, I knew she had little to no chances, but it still would have been nice to see her getting some love. Hopefully the Academy will give her some gold.