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85th Academy Award Winners

Since most of my votes went with “Lincoln”, my final tally was a little off, but I still got 17 categories right, which I choose to believe is rather good for such an unpredictable year. Although I don’t feel “Argo” was the obvious choice for Best Picture, especially without any acting or directing nominations, I refuse to be bitter about it and will simply … Read More 85th Academy Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Award Predictions

This being one of the most unpredictable years at the Oscars, I can’t say that I am very confident in any of my picks. I am not done with the Oscar Challenge as of yet, but I am far enough along to make my picks. Most years I go with popular consensus, but with this year being up in the air, I decided to … Read More Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Award Predictions

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Tuesday Releases: Anna Karenina & Argo

FEBRUARY 19TH, 2013 ANNA KARENINA // Despite its tragic and flawed characters, “Anna Karenina” is both visually evocative and perfectly stylized, combining the ideas and set design of live theater with the motions and photography of the cinema. In one of Keira Knightley’s best performances yet, she still does not command enough wherewithal to sell herself as leading lady material, lacking a certain charm … Read More Tuesday Releases: Anna Karenina & Argo

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Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Awards Nominations

2013 Academy Award Nominees Best Picture “Amour” “Argo “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” “Django Unchained” “Les Misérables” “Life Of Pi” “Lincoln” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Zero Dark Thirty” Actor in a Leading Role Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook” Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Denzel Washington, “Flight” Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables” Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” Actor in a Supporting Role Alan Arkin, “Argo” Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” Philip … Read More Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

2013 Academy Award Nominee Predictions Normally I have these predictions posted a good month before the nominations, but with vacation and a tremendous work schedule, I let it slip until the night before. But here goes nothing: In six hours, the nominations will be presented by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone, from that point on I will have 46 days to successfully watch every … Read More Oscars Watch: 85th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film Argo Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor John Hawkes (The Sessions) Best Actress Helen Hunt (The Sessions) Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) Best Supporting Actress Sally Field (Lincoln) Best Cinematography Life of Pi Best Production Design Les Misérables Best Visual Effects Life of Pi Best Ensemble Cast Lincoln Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film Argo         Zero Dark Thirty         Moonrise Kingdom         Django Unchained         Silver Linings Playbook         Beasts of the Southern Wild         The Master         Lincoln         Looper         Les Misérables Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture ”Argo” Top Ten Films “Argo” “The Avengers” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln” Best Actress in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Picture: Argo Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Director: Ben Affleck, Argo Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Skyfall Visual Effects: Life Of Pi Art Direction/Production Design: Thomas Brown, et. Al, and Sarah Greenwood, Anna Karenina Foreign Language: The Intouchables … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 San Diego Film Critic’s Society Awards

BEST FILM – WINNER: ARGO DJANGO UNCHAINED SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK THE MASTER ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST DIRECTOR – WINNER: Ben Affleck, ARGO Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER BEST ACTRESS – WINNER: Michelle Williams, TAKE THIS WALTZ Helen Hunt, THE SESSIONS Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Jessica Chastain, ZERO … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 San Diego Film Critic’s Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Argo “ (runners-up: “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln”) Best Director: Ben Affleck (“Argo”) (runner-up): Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”) (runner-up): John Hawkes (“The Sessions”) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) (runners-up): Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”) (runner-up): Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”) Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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For Your Consideration 2012: Argo

Not only did Roger Ebert name “Argo” the frontrunner for Best Picture at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but tons of critics are following suit, also stating that Ben Affleck could be in the standings to win Best Director. Now, as I’m inclined to side with films I really like over films I casually like, I want to agree, but up against the … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Argo

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Theatrical Releases: Argo, Sinister, & Here Comes The Boom

ARGO || As if we didn’t see this coming, Ben Affleck proves yet again that his work behind a camera far outshines anything he did prior to directing. Plus the roles he takes on in his own films have become some of his best work. “Argo” is no different. With strong performances from the ensemble cast and a strong tie to the real life … Read More Theatrical Releases: Argo, Sinister, & Here Comes The Boom

Oscars Watch: Ebert Picks Argo to Win Best Picture at 85th Academy Awards

“The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture will be Ben Affleck’s tense new thriller “Argo.” How do I know this? Because it is the audience favorite coming out of the top-loaded opening weekend of the Toronto Film Festival. Success at Toronto has an uncanny way of predicting Academy winners; I point you to the Best Pictures of the last five years in … Read More Oscars Watch: Ebert Picks Argo to Win Best Picture at 85th Academy Awards

New Trailer: Argo – Official Trailer #1

ARGO / Ben Affleck’s latest venture, Argo, gets its first trailer release today and the film looks nothing short of spectacular. Following Affleck’s successful directorial run thus far (“The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone”), Argo appears to follow suit. Telling the interesting story of extracting a group of Americans during an Iranian revolution, Ben Affleck plays Tony Mendez, the man with the scheme to … Read More New Trailer: Argo – Official Trailer #1