Fans of quality movies should love the winter since it's when the important prestige pictures—the movies vying for Oscars—litter the cineplex. But who wants to see one depressing movie after the next? It's way too much.
The Weinstein Company recently appealed the NC-17 rating given to its Oscar-bait film Blue Valentine, assigned because Ryan Gosling goes down on Michelle Williams in one scene, and they've won! The film will be R-rated now, no cuts necessary.
Well, it's that most wonderful time of the year again. No, not Christmas, the war against which we are fully waging. We mean Oscar season! Some early awards have been given out, so it's time to start the prediction game.
Here's a trailer for the upcoming indie Blue Valentine, the Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams relationship drama that bowled critics over at Cannes with its realistic (read: very depressing) take on a romance that blossoms then rots. It looks... so Brooklyn?
Fall is the best time for movies. All the serious awards-contenders strut their stuff, the thrillers are darker and grittier, and the romances tend to be weepies. Here's a guide to what's coming out from now until the new year.