You know the Oscar movies have all opened when it is time for Liam Neeson to save us all from some dire consequences. This time it all takes place on a train, but rest assured this 65-year-old action star doesn’t look like he is signing up for Social Security anytime soon. He’s still very capable of kicking ass just when it needs to be kicked. In The Commuter, Neeson plays Michael McCauley, an ex-cop (of course) who has spent the past decade as an insurance salesman.
Lady Bird starSaoirse Ronan may be only 23 years old but she already is proving to be a veteran award winner at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival where she is slated to receive the newly renamedSanta Barbara Award on Sunday February 4th at the Arlington Theatre. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, this SBIFF honor follows the Outstanding Performer Of The Year just two years ago for Brooklyn , and a Virtuoso Award in 2010.
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. Oscar ballots are due today at 5pm capping one of the most intense pre-nominations weeks in memory. Actually voting for the nine semi-finalists for Best Foreign Language Film just started today with special screenings in New York , San Francisco, and London , LA members also in the mix, and international members (which includes many of the newest AMPAS inductees) being the only ones allowed to stream theremaining contenders.
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Selecting a term
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