Elliott Miller isn’t bound by the Academy Award nominations. And he doesn’t think Natalie Portman or Colin Firth ought to get Oscars this year. Read his take on the best performances and the top director and film of 2010.… Read More »
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Much of “Winter’s Bone” makes you wonder. Why do these beaten-down Ozarks women always seem to be the gatekeepers, the first ones to tersely welcome you in or to warn you to beat it before their slumbering men arise and beat you? Why does this dour collection of meth-cursed kinfolk grab you by the throat one moment, then go out on a limb for you the next? Perhaps most wondrous, why does Ree, a 17-year-old who has seen life twist… Read More »
Here are two top contenders for the Academy Award for Best Picture.… Read More »
Two men who dabble outside the lines of law and order. But which rogue’s story held me more in suspense?… Read More »
Elliott Miller gives “True Grit” three out of four stars. Read why he thinks studio execs had a potentially great film dumbed down.… Read More »