Weekly DVD Rundown

Worth a rental: Crazy Heart (Scott Cooper, 2009) With Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell. I watched this again over the weekend, but I don’t have much to add to my theatrical review other than the fact that the quality of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance became much more apparent this time around.  There … Continue reading

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

The Nominees: Colin Firth for A Single Man Morgan Freeman for Invictus Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart George Clooney for Up in the Air This is an exceptionally strong category this year.  Last year we had Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke and three guys who didn’t have a shot.  All … Continue reading

Movie Review: Crazy Heart

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this film, and more specifically its lead performance by Jeff Bridges.  The trailer for Crazy Heart calls it “the performance of a lifetime,” and some people have gone as far as calling it “this year’s The Wrestler.”  The similarities are impossible to ignore, but Crazy Heart isn’t … Continue reading