I spent hours trying to figure out a way to make this piece for The Toronto Film Scene about The Artist or Hugo or silent movies, in general. Turns out, it’s tougher than you think. Then I noticed two different actresses are nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the same movie. It also turns out that this happens with shocking regularity. (Way more than two dudes going head to head for Best Supporting Actor, by the way). Then it turns out some really fine movies have dual actress nomination, and voila a list of 5 cool movies for which this has happened. Check it out.
Sharp-eyed Oscar nomination watchers might have noticed that The Help’s Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer both snagged a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category. While the possibility of a red carpet catfight might spice up an otherwise dull awards telecast, Chastain and Spencer will no doubt comport themselves with the same gracious dignity that 28 other supporting actress dual nominees have shown throughout history. Yes, in the 76-year history of The Academy Awards, 28 movies have scored dual Best Supporting Actress nominations for the same movie. Here are five favorites. CLICK TO HERE TO READ THE REST.
What happens when film critics critique film critics? You get a double-blind study! At least that’s what TIFF is treating us to this week with “Fifty Years of Discovery: Cannes Critics Week,” a film series celebrating the golden anniversary of that venerable sidebar to Cannes known as International Critics Week.
Find out all about the series and the answer to one of life’s burning questions (namely, “Critics, what are they good for?”) in my piece about the TIFF series at Toronto Film Scene:
Critics Vet the Critics in TIFF’s “Fifty Years of Discovery: Cannes Critics Week”
This week, TIFF Cinematheque is going meta with a screening series that celebrates the golden anniversary of another film festival, which is itself a sidebar to another pretty well known film festival (hint: it starts with a “C”). In the series Fifty Years of Discovery: Cannes Critics Week, TIFF has invited eight local film critics, or “opinion-makers” if you please, to choose favourites from the films discovered, showcased, and generally boosted by Critics Week, the now fifty-year-old sidebar to the Cannes International Film Festival. CLICK HERE TO READ ON.