This role may be an Oscar hat trick for Hilary Swank
By George Prentice
In a little more than a month, the National Board of Review, the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations all begin revealing their lineups of the best of 2010.
To simply classify the film as an Ozark Gothic mystery would be an underestimation. It is one of the finest movies of the year, and it launches lead actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Debra Granik into the rarefied air of cinematic perfection. Let the Oscar season begin.
The Karate Kid learns kung fu, I pity the fool who misses the new A-Team, Manchester football is a reason to live, and a weekend of chaos results in the screening of 59 locally made films. It's all this weekend (plus a DIY screening next week) at the movies.
Documentary examines the songs that spurred a movement
By Jeremiah Robert Wierenga
Filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman "examine the African-American civil-rights campaign of the '60s from the angle of the movement's musical inspirations: the gospel tunes and marching anthems that helped sustain the crusade's momentum and resolve."
DiCaprio is a detective determined to uncover the secrets Shutter Island keeps; Boise director Michael Hoffman uncovers the last years of Tolstoy; and a documentary that uncovers some fly-fishing fanatics.
"Driving with having only earned four to five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period can be just as impairing as driving legally drunk. I don't think most people are aware of this. That's really the punchline."
"Idaho has among some of the highest suicide rates in the nation. We're 44 percent higher than the national average, and that includes a good many young people. There's a tremendous pressure on kids to succeed."