Sunday, February 18, 2007

mainlymovies' Best of 06: Actress

Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal)

Laura Dern (Inland Empire)

Catherine Frot (The Page Turner)

Luminita Gheorghiu (The Death of Mr Lazarescu)

Sandra Hüller (Requiem)

RUNNERS-UP: Emmanuelle Béart (Strayed), Sandra Bullock (The Lake House), Penélope Cruz (Volver), Stephanie Leonidas (MirrorMask), Pauline Malefane (U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha), Lorraine Stanley (London to Brighton).

mainlymovies' Best of 06: Actor

Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson)

Johnny Harris (London to Brighton)

Heath Ledger (Candy)

Melvil Poupaud (Le temps qui reste)

Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)

RUNNERS-UP: Shia LaBeouf (A Guide to Recognising Your Saints), Eddie Marsan (Sixty Six), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed).

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Go Green

GreenCine Daily, an excellent site I've finally got round to adding to my sidebar links, has for quite a while now been my favourite digest for film criticism on the web. As is their wont during festivals, they've very usefully been collating global coverage from Berlin — even linking here! — and their own reports are well-informed, snappily written and admirably comprehensive. It's high time I said thanks to David Hudson and his correspondents for providing such a terrific service, and I hereby offer to buy them a drink the next time we're in the same city together. (Sorry to have missed them for Berlin wrap-up — I'm back in the UK as of yesterday...)

Cheers guys!

Friday, February 09, 2007


La vie en rose C

Madonnas C—

The Walker D

This Filthy World B

300 C

Yella A—

BerlinSong C+

Bordertown D—

Night Moves A

Here’s my first Telegraph report; here’s my second, including a review of Zack Snyder's initially arresting but thumpingly monotonous 300; and here's a final blog about the prizes, including Best Actress for Nina Hoss (above).

mainlymovies' Best of 06: Supporting Actor

Paul Dano (The King)

Paul Dawson (Shortbus)

Robert Downey Jr. (A Scanner Darkly)

William Hurt (The King)

David Morse (Down in the Valley)

RUNNERS-UP: Steve Carell (Little Miss Sunshine), Greg Kinnear (Fast Food Nation), Woody Harrelson (A Prairie Home Companion), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys), Nick Nolte (Clean), Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), Hugo Weaving (Little Fish).

mainlymovies' Best of 06: Supporting Actress

(blurbs up later if I get a moment...)

Nichola Burley (Love + Hate)

Charlotte Rampling (Lemming)

Fiona Shaw (The Black Dahlia)

Emily Watson (The Proposition)

Grace Zabriskie (Inland Empire)

RUNNERS-UP: Adriana Barraza (Babel), Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Melonie Diaz (A Guide to Recognising Your Saints), Vera Farmiga (The Departed), Ashley Johnson (Fast Food Nation), Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia).

Friday, February 02, 2007

mainlymovies' Best of 2006: Original Score

Mark Isham (The Black Dahlia)

Nathan Johnson (Brick)

Clint Mansell and Mogwai (The Fountain)

tomandandy (The Hills Have Eyes)

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (The Proposition)

Click the images to listen to excerpts! If it works...