CHICAGO FILM CRITICS LOVE "NO COUNTRY" 


"No Country for Old Men" continues to dominate awards season!

The film picks the top prize at the 19th Annual Chicago Film Critics Awards. The ceremony will be held on January 7, 2008.

All I can say is, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THEIR CHOICES! And I've been hyping on "No Country" since I interviewed the cast last October. I'm glad Javier Bardem is their Best Supporting Actor choice!

I'm also glad that "Assassination of Jesse James" receives the Best Cinematography!

Here's the complete list of the winners for the Chicago Film Critics Awards!

BEST PICTURE – "No Country for Old Men"

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM – "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"

BEST DIRECTOR – Joel & Ethan Coen for "No Country for Old Men"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Diablo Cody for" Juno"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Joel & Ethan Coen for "No Country for Old Men"

BEST ACTOR – Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood"

BEST ACTRESS – Ellen Page for "Juno"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Javier Bardem for "No Country for Old Men"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Cate Blanchett for "I’m Not There"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova for "Once"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Roger Deakins for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

BEST DOCUMENTARY – "Sicko"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – "Ratatouille"

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER – Michael Cera for "Juno" and "Superbad"

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER – Ben Affleck for "Gone Baby Gone"

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"ATONEMENT" MOVIE REVIEW AND INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS -- SEE WHY IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS OF 2007!!! 


Love, secrets, lies..."Atonement" evokes passion and longing and how a false accusation can ruin the lives of two people!

"Atonement" is a strong contender for Best Picture, script by Christopher Hampton, musical score by Dario Marianelli, brilliant direction by Joe Wright, and great acting ensemble from Keira Knightley to Vanessa Redgrave to the newcomer Saoirse Ronan.

"Atonement" deserves :4k





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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY -- RAW, UNEDITED, COMPLETE INTERVIEW FOR "ATONEMENT" 


Keira Knightley is one of the brightest, young Hollywood stars, and she was sweet and thoughtful!

She received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Pride and Prejudice," and now, she's back with director Joe Wright and the creative team from "Prejudice" and they made a searing book-to-film adaptation of Ian McEwan's heartbreaking novel.

Keira talks about:

*** her character, Cecilia Tallis
*** why she made the film
*** what Saoirse Ronan, the young Briony Tallis, thinks of her




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A SPECIAL ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY VANESSA REDGRAVE IN "ATONEMENT" 


It was a pleasure meeting Miss Vanessa!

She's smart, brilliant, and insightful!

Here's my interview with her as she talks about:

*** why she made the film "Atonement"
*** the transition of her character from 13-years old to a dying writer atoning for her sins
*** why she cried her eyes out




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JAMES MCAVOY TALKS ABOUT HIS CHARACTER IN "ATONEMENT" 


"Atonement" is one of the best films this year!

Here's my interview with James McAvoy about:

*** why he chose to do the film
*** his character, Robbie Turner


HAVE FUN!!!



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