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Month: November 2011

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For Your Consideration 2011: “W.E.”

Is it me or is this the year of nontraditional director taking the reigns; Ralph Fiennes, Vera Farmiga, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, and now Madonna directing the Weinstein Company’s for your consideration film “W.E.”. Basically picking up where “The King’s Speech” left off, “W.E.” focuses on the other brother, King Edward, and his mistress. Though my philosophy towards the Oscars is to never say … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “W.E.”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Undefeated”

Unsure of what this film is or what it is being nominated for, I will have to post more when I find out. All I know now is that The Weinstein Company has listed this film as being considered for the 2011-2012 awards season and that it was screened at the South By Southwest Film Festival. (Apparently not to be confused with the documentary … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Undefeated”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “My Week With Marilyn”

With her performance in “My Week With Marilyn”, Michelle Williams looks to get nominated for Best Actress two years in a row (last year for her performance in “Blue Valentine” aside Ryan Gosling). Though Eddie Redmayne has yet to make a name for himself, his performance should probably also be recognized. Besides the acting awards, I would be surprised to see this film nominated … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “My Week With Marilyn”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Iron Lady”

When Meryl Streep is made the face of a film, you are damn sure that film will get some Oscar attention. Streep has been nominated for sixteen Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actress (“Kramer Vs. Kramer” & “Sophie’s Choice”). This year “The Iron Lady” will almost assuredly win her another nomination as she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, yet another historical … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Iron Lady”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Coriolanus”

Based on the Shakespearian tragedy of the same title, it is hard to justify why “Coriolanus” would not get an Adapted Screenplay nomination. However, marking Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, the rest of the film may end up empty-handed (talk of Vanessa Redgrave gaining a nomination is stirring though). BEST PICTURE Produced by Ralph Fiennes, Colin Vaines, John Logan, Gabrielle Tana, Julia Taylor-Stanle BEST DIRECTING … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Coriolanus”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Artist”

Few films are getting quite the buzz as “The Artist”. If you would have asked me at the beginning of the year if I thought a French, black-and-white, silent film would be receiving the praise of critics and even the end-all talk of being good enough to win Best Picture, I would have called you crazy. Jean Dujardin won Best Actor at Cannes Film … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Artist”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “In Darkness”

A Polish drama directed by Agnieszka Holland: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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For Your Consideration 2011: “A Separation”

Iran’s submission for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Film, “A Separation” has already won the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival (the Golden Bear) becoming the first Iranian film to win the award. Having won such an award and being picked up for distribution by Sony Picture Classics makes this film a front-runner for gaining the coveted nomination. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “A Separation”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Higher Ground”

Vera Farmiga takes her first leap from acting to directing and though I am sure her efforts are valiant, I do not see this film going very far at this year’s Academy Awards, probably not getting nominated for any awards. BEST PICTURE Produced by Claude Dal Farra, Renn Hawkey, Caryl Hugo, Matthew Parker BEST DIRECTOR Vera Farmiga BEST ACTRESS Vera Farmiga BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Higher Ground”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Guard”

Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle are definitely established and enjoyable actors, but are they good enough to a) be nominated for Academy Awards and b) win those nominations. My answer would be “no” to each one, but any exposure for this film, as it is being considered, is good for business. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES including BEST ACTOR Brendan Gleeson BEST SUPPORTING … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Guard”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

Winning the 50th Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, “Take Shelter” is one of my many anticipated films of the year, starring Michael Shannon in yet another Jeff Nichols directed film (the two paired in “Shotgun Stories”). Both Nichols’ writing and Shannon’s are gaining attention, though may I point out that Jessica Chastain is being considered in her fourth film of the … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Midnight In Paris”

Here are some numbers for you: Woody Allen has won three Academy Awards (two for “Annie Hall” for Directing and Screenplay and one for “Hannah and Her Sisters” for Screenplay). Allen has been nominated a total of 21 times: 14 as a screenwriter, six as a director, and one as an actor. Allen has been nominated for screenwriting Academy Awards (Original Screenplay mind you) … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Midnight In Paris”