Tag: carey mulligan

New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MUDBOUND Synopsis: Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. … Read More New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Trailer #1

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New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

MUDBOUND Synopsis: Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. … Read More New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

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One Minute Review: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) [5.0]

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS // Every year, I feel like we get at least one truly phenomenal music-based film, and the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” is that one. The music throughout the film is performed by the actors themselves, and comes from Oscar winner T Bone Burnett collaborating with Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons. Catching you with folk ballads like “Hang Me, Oh … Read More One Minute Review: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) [5.0]

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One Minute Review: The Great Gatsby (2013)

Release Date May 10, 2013 Director Baz Luhrmann Screenplay Craig Pearce Baz Luhrmann Based On The Book By F. Scott Fitzgerald Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $105 million Drama, Romance Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language 142 minutes The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann’s take on the great American novel “The Great Gatsby” is not only visually … Read More One Minute Review: The Great Gatsby (2013)

New Trailer: The Great Gatsby – Official Trailer #1

THE GREAT GATSBY / From director Baz Luhrman (“Romeo + Juliet”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Australia”) comes a take on an older story, The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, as well as Tobey MacGuire, you can expect this film to make some waves come Oscar season. If you’ve seen Luhrman’s previous works, you already know his kitsch for style and poise, so seeing … Read More New Trailer: The Great Gatsby – Official Trailer #1

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Proof Review: Shame (2011)

Release Date December 2, 2011 Director Steve McQueen Screenplay Steve McQueen Abi Morgan Distributed By Fox Searchlight Pictures Budget $6.5 million Drama, Foreign Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexual content 101 minutes Shame Shame is the story of a conflicted man. Whether you label it sex addiction or unattainable desire, Brendan (Michael Fassbender) lives a life engulfed in sex. With a constant stream of … Read More Proof Review: Shame (2011)

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture The Artist Best Director Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Best Actor Michael Fassbender – Shame Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan – Shame Best Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain – Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter Best Ensemble Carnage Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Documentary Tabloid

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Drive”

“Drive” was my favorite film of the year and the more nominations this film receives, the happier I will be. Ryan Gosling by far deserves a nomination, as well as the director, the score, the screenplay, and without a doubt, the cinematography. Deep down I have a feeling this film may get snubbed for its graphic nature, but overall, this film deserves some recognition. … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Drive”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Shame”

Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have been winning awards for the film “Shame” since it debuted, including Best Picture and Acting awards at the Venice Film Festival and Directing and Acting awards at the Seville European Film Festival. Though its NC-17 rating could hinder its possibilities of being nominated at this year’s Academy Awards, Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender’s talent cannot be denied. The … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Shame”

Movie Review: An Education (2009)

AN EDUCATION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 22, 2010 Love is complex. Love can be sticky, undependable, sensitive, unstable, and perplexing. Of course, these are only one side of love. The characters in “An Education” experience all of these aspects of love. The characters ARE all of these aspects of love. The harsh reality of love is what envelopes the majority of this film. Carey Mulligan … Read More Movie Review: An Education (2009)

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2010 Oscars Challenge: An Education

AN EDUCATION Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published The film An Education was unlike any film I saw it being. The trailers for An Education made the film look scandalous. The result was quite the opposite. Carey Mulligan plays a young woman in … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: An Education