(Paramount)The most controversial movie of the year is turning out to be The Wolf of Wall Street. Most critics agree it's good, maybe even great, but its overwhelming misogyny, and seeming glorification of the very behaviors it aims to condemn, have made it a lightning rod. All that bad press is threatening to hurt the film's awards odds since Oscar voters could prove particularly sensitive to the prospect of tacitly endorsing Wall Street shenanigans in a post-Occupy world. See how the...Read Full Story
(Sony Pictures)Jennifer Lawrence came up with a big win Tuesday when the New York Film Critics Circle named her the year's Best Supporting Actress for her work in American Hustle. She beat out two highly-touted performances — Lupita Nyongo in 12 Years a Slave and Oprah Winfrey in The Butler — which bodes well for her chances at picking up a few more statues this awards season.Meanwhile Cate Blanchett's NYFCC win for Best Actress in Blue Jasmine solidified her front-runner status in the...Read Full Story
'12 Years a Slave' is a biographical drama based on the true-life memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the antebellum south.