Reviewer Elliott Miller’s Oscar Picks

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.

By | February 25th, 2011|0 Comments

“Winter’s Bone:” Who Has the True Grit?

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 [...]

By | February 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

Can “King’s Speech” beat out “Social Network?”

Here are two top contenders for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

By | January 31st, 2011|0 Comments

Two Rogues: Michael Clayton and Rooster Cogburn

Two men who dabble outside the lines of law and order. But which rogue's story held me more in suspense?

By | January 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Film Review: “True Grit”

Elliott Miller gives "True Grit" three out of four stars. Read why he thinks studio execs had a potentially great film dumbed down.

By | January 11th, 2011|0 Comments