My 2011 SEFCA ballot

December 17, 2011

I’ve just turned in my ballot for the Southeastern Film Critics’ Association annual poll. As is my custom, I’ll share my ballot with you — except for the Top 10 list, which will run in the January 1, 2012 Style …

Best of 2011: We Were Here

December 17, 2011

Today I’m turning in my ballot for the critics group I vote in — and I’ll share it later on today. But though David Weissman’s We Were Here wasn’t my first choice as the year’s best documentary, it was likely …

Kitty Harvill’s first solo exhibit in Brazil

December 16, 2011

I might not make it, but my friend Kitty Harvill is having a show at the Mokiti Okada Cultural Center in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil from January 10 to the 31st. You should check it out if you can.

Kid Sister, “Mickey” (free mp3)

December 16, 2011

By Hillary Kaylor Truth: We were clamoring for an entirely different Kid Sister jam that was ultimately snatched back from our greedy free downloadable paws at the last minute. But then came the best consolation prize there ever was in …

Irish touts handicap the Golden Globes

December 15, 2011

I hope my contempt for the Golden Globes is well-documented. Still, in the interest of the dissolute gamblers, I present the inevitable press release from the Irish bookmaking firm Paddy Power. (15 December 2011) This year’s Golden Globe nominations threw …

Best of 2011: Long Remembered: Lincoln and his five versions of the Gettysburg Address

December 14, 2011

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the Ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of …

Steven Spielberg talks War Horse

December 13, 2011

Best of 2011: “Pumped Up Kicks”

December 13, 2011

Psoting will probably be light this week — work is nuts and I’ve got end-of-the-year stuff to attend to week. (Just got my Pazz and Jop ballot. Guess i’m still a rock critic.) But as I go through my year. …

African-American critics name The Tree of Life best film of 2011

December 12, 2011

By Amy Kaufmanof the Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s 1950s-set drama that ruminates on questions of family, faith and the universe, was named best picture of the year Monday by the African-American Film …

A clip from Dirty Girl

December 12, 2011

Abe Sylvia’s Oklahoma-set homage to ’80s tuneage opens this week.