Get our issue, highlights, free stuff and more.  

Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS
Loading

Olmos? Oh, yes

April 8, 2011
By
Olmos? Oh, yes

After Alan Arkin’s auto accident, the Florida Film Festival scrambled to replace him with an equally prestigious guest, and I’d say they found a fine one. Edward James Olmos will be coming into town for a screening of Stand and Deliver, after which he will sit and share stories about the role that garnered...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

Local Indie Calendar for April

April 5, 2011
By
Local Indie Calendar for April

Dates are subject to change. 4/1 – the latest adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (Winter Park), nature documentary The Last Lions (Enzian) 4/8 – underdog dramedy Win Win (Winter Park), historical drama Of Gods and Men (Winter Park), controversial drama Miral (Winter Park), the 20th annual Florida Film Festival (Enzian, through the 17th) 4/15 –...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

About Alan Arkin

April 1, 2011
By
About Alan Arkin

Steve was rightfully excited the other day about Alan Arkin’s scheduled attendance at this year’s Florida Film Festival — many were — but it appears that the legendary actor was involved in a car accident late Wednesday night, and while he is relatively unharmed, some inner ear problems will be preventing him from attending...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

You know, for k-k-k-kids

March 30, 2011
By
You know, for k-k-k-kids

This Friday, the Weinstein Company — in its infinite wisdom — is putting a PG-13 cut of The King’s Speech out on a thousand screens in an effort to finally push the film past that pesky $136 million mark. It’s a move opposed by the director, and opposed by the stars, but nonetheless, here...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

Local Indie Calendar for March

March 2, 2011
By
Local Indie Calendar for March

Dates = subject to change. 3/4 – the Ed Helms comedy Cedar Rapids (Winter Park/Disney), the oddball documentary Marwencol (Enzian – pictured) 3/11 – the South American drama Even the Rain (Enzian) 3/18 – the ultraviolent Korean revenge flick I Saw the Devil (Enzian), the quirky comedy Tiny Furniture (also Enzian) 3/25 – the latest...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

OW Golden Man Happy Fun Time, Day 5: Best Actor

February 26, 2011
By
OW Golden Man Happy Fun Time, Day 5: Best Actor

Here we are, covering the penultimate category on the penultimate day before the Big Show. Best Actor is filled with fine candidates, but it seems that last year’s ceremony will have a hand in guiding this year’s voters to even the keel. Jeff Bridges did damn fine work in Crazy Heart, but it was...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

OW Awards Zone 2011: Best Director

February 25, 2011
By
OW Awards Zone 2011: Best Director

It’s rare for Best Picture and Best Director to split, but this year makes quite the case for that happening. If David Fincher won, it’d be for The Social Network, a film crafted with remarkable precision from every angle, including those terrifically...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

Oscars, Schmoscars – Day 3: Best Supporting Actor and Actress

February 24, 2011
By
Oscars, Schmoscars – Day 3: Best Supporting Actor and Actress

It’s a good thing that we’re discussing who we believe actually deserves these awards, as opposed to merely predicting who will take it home, because I’m just about sick of lamenting the staggering amount of acclaim that perfectly fine character actress Melissa Leo is earning for her good-not-great work in The Fighter. [EDITOR'S NOTE:...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

Oscar-palooza, Day 2 – Part II: Best Documentary

February 23, 2011
By
Oscar-palooza, Day 2 – Part II: Best Documentary

So far as this year’s Best Documentary category is concerned, the nominees I’ve seen are: Exit Through the Gift Shop Anonymous graffiti artist-turned-lovable prankster Banksy broke out with this playful “documentary” about art culture. Given the doubt cast over the film’s authenticity (which is itself part of its appeal, a la F for Fake), I’m...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »

Shook me all night long

February 22, 2011
By
Shook me all night long

In the wake of 3D and Smell-O-Vision, theater owners are looking for the next gimmick to spring on moviegoers, and after being made available in other markets, D-Box technology has finally landed in Orlando — specifically, at the Premiere Cinemas Fashion Square — to coincide with last week’s opening of the blandly bombastic I Am...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in For Reels | No Comments »