Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Cannes Jury has spoken...

Although my new reviews have been coming at an alarming rapidity as of late - go over to my site to see new reviews on Bubble, Battle in Heaven, Police Beat, Suite Habana, DaVinci Code, Poseiden, I am a Sex Addict, L'Enfant et cetera) - I have not talked much over here at my (ever-so reluctant) blog. So here is something new - all the way from the Croisette in France.

Ken Loach - somewhat surprisingly - took the Palme d'or earlier this evening with his new film The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Pedro Almadovar's Volver (the one I originally guessed at taking the Palme d'or) went home with a best screenplay award, while Alejandro González IÑÁRRITU took home best Director for Babel. All the awards can be found over here.

That's enough for today, I've got to get to my own awards ceremony - I sit upon the Jury (for the third straight year) of the Harrisburg Film Festival. G'night.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Oscar Predix are among us...

I wanted to let everyone know that I have FINALLY begun my (poorly named) Year-in-Advance Oscar Predictions. Best Picture is already up and the rest of the categories will be appearing all throughout this week and next, so keep an eye out.