Film Directors to Honor Roger Ebert 


I've said this so many times! Roger Ebert was and is my inspiration! When I was in college, I perused his books to learn film criticism. He has a unique way of criticizing a movie without being condescending. He never talks down to his audience!

Now, as the old saying goes, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," the Directors Guild is honoring Ebert! The film critic is going to receive the 2009 DGA Honorary Life Member Award.

Congratulations Mister Roger!!!

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Toronto Film Critics Love "Wendy and Lucy" 


"Wendy and Lucy," about a transient woman and her dog won the Best Picture award from the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Michelle Williams won Best Actress from the film, and Mickey Rourke took home the Best Actor award!

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San Diego and Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Choose "Slumdog Millionaire" 


Critics are falling mighty hard for director Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire." Just recently, San Diego Film Critics and Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics bestowed their top prize to the film!

Honestly, I enjoyed "Slumdog Millionaire" but not that much! It certainly deserves a slot in my Top 10, but the best of the best? Um, not really.

Which makes me ask. Are my fellow critics loving this movie for what happened to Mumbai in recent events? Or they genuinely think the movie is praise-worthy?

Just asking.

For best actor? It's neck and neck between Sean Penn ("Milk") and Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler").

Ooohh...I love it when there's no clear winner -- makes for great drama!

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The SF Film Critics Say "Milk" -- it Does a Body Good! 


Another victory for "Milk."

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle honored the film as the Best Picture of 2008.

Meanwhile, Sean Penn's performance tied with "The Wrestler's" Mickey Rourke for Best Actor honors.

"Milk" also received the Best Original Screenplay award (written by Dustin Lance Black) and director Gus Van Sant was honored with the Best Director award.

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Women Film Critics Circle Reveals the Most Offensive Male Characters in 2008! 


This is interesting! Looking at the best films of the year through a woman's eye. So the Best Movie About Women? The Women Film Critic Circle chose "Changeling." And the Best Movie By a Woman? The lovely "Frozen River."

But the two most interesting categories are THE MOST OFFENSIVE MALE CHARACTERS and the TOP TEN HALL OF SHAME.

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