Posts tagged as: Black Swan

Aronofsky eyes Noah’s Ark pic

Aronofsky eyes Noah’s Ark pic

“Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky is seeking financing for a new film about the Biblical story Noah’s Ark. After “Black Swan,” which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget and brought the arthouse director international fame, Aronofsky was attached briefly to direct “The Wolverine,” the sequel to the Hugh Jackman vehicle, “X-Men Origins: […]

Aronofsky exits ‘The Wolverine’

Aronofsky exits ‘The Wolverine’

After stunning cinephiles by taking on the next “Wolverine” flick, Darren Aronofsky, one of Hollywood’s hottest directors, has backed out of the superhero project. Shooting was set to begin this spring in Japan, but the “Black Swan” director said he didn’t want to be out of the country for as long as production would take. […]

‘The King’s Speech’ wins top prize at Oscars

‘The King’s Speech’ wins top prize at Oscars

Tom Hooper’s British period drama, “The King’s Speech” won the Academy Award for Best Picture Sunday, the film industry’s most coveted prize. Hooper also won top honors in the category of Direction, and Colin Firth, who played the titular speech-challenged king, won Best Actor. It was really a two dog race. David Fincher’s techno-hip “The […]

The conservatism of ‘The King’s Speech’

The conservatism of ‘The King’s Speech’

What an intense cinema moment we seem to be living through. The general public is getting as excited as the critics about movies. Here in the UK, at least, everyone seems to be making the effort to see The King’s Speech, and it is hard to find someone with a word to say against it. […]

The 10 Best Films of 2010

The 10 Best Films of 2010

I Am Love Luca Guadagnino’s astonishingly beautiful portrait of a woman torn between love and loyalty.  A deep, layered, stylish work of cinema with all the passion and freedom of Italy’s greatest contributions to the medium. If I had numbered this list, “I Am Love” would probably be number one. Carlos The epic tale of […]

The Social Network named Best Picture by Online Film Critics Society

The Social Network named Best Picture by Online Film Critics Society

As a member of the Online Film Critics Society it is my duty and pleasure to vote in the OFCS Awards to honor the greatest achievements in the movies.  This year’s winners probably won’t surprise anyone, and all are deserving of such high recognition.  However, I think the only winner I voted for was Hailee Steinfeld for […]

Online Film Critics Society Picks Nominees for 2010 OFCS Awards

Online Film Critics Society Picks Nominees for 2010 OFCS Awards

December 27, 2010 – The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), the international professional association of Internet-based film reviewers, has announced the nominations for its 2010 OFCS Awards. The award winners will be announced on January 3, 2011. The OFCS is online at www.ofcs.org. The nominees for the 2010 OFCS Awards are: BEST PICTURE Black Swan […]

Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan (2010)

Teetering on the edge between melodrama and high art, “Black Swan” is a gripping, spooky, exultant picture that is as beautiful as it is ugly.  Sure to divide audiences, its experimental, allegorical magic realism is the skeleton upon which the flesh of a twisted, psychological character piece is built. Nina (Natalie Portman) is a rising star in […]

Countdown to LFF: The 54th London Film Festival

Countdown to LFF: The 54th London Film Festival

This year’s London Film Festival is fast approaching. From the 13th to the 28th of October, over 250 exciting new films from around the world will be screened in London’s West End. Keep an eye on The Wider Screen for daily reviews, reports from press conferences, and maybe even a few interviews with directors. To […]

Aronofsky Has the Eye of ‘The Tiger’; Questions Swirling Over ‘Wolverine 2’

Aronofsky Has the Eye of ‘The Tiger’; Questions Swirling Over ‘Wolverine 2’

A collective stink-eye from the geek community was aimed squarely in director Darren Aronofsky’s direction when it was reported days ago that Fox  had offered him the reigns of the sequel to the much maligned “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” That collective stink-eye may have just turned into a collective sigh of relief. Guillermo Arriaga, screenwriter of […]

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