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Stream Guide: Newness & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (February 2nd, 2018)

NEWNESS on NETFLIX One of my favorite directors, Drake Doremus, released his latest film, “Newness,” straight to Netflix. As the trailer was originally released on iTunes Trailers, I had believed it would get a theatrical release, but here it is, now available on Netflix. His previous work in “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In” were some of my favorite films of those years and his … Read More Stream Guide: Newness & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (February 2nd, 2018)

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Crush: Carey Mulligan in “The Great Gatsby”

I first fell in love with Carey Mulligan in the 2009 Academy Award nominated film “An Education”, in which she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (she lost to Sandra Bullock for her role in “The Blind Side”). The love continued in “Brothers”, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and the subtle science fiction Indie, “Never Let Me Go”, in which she … Read More Crush: Carey Mulligan in “The Great Gatsby”

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [41] Drive & Sound Editing

[5 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[1 DAY TO OSCARS] Seeing “Drive” win its one category would be a great victory, but “Hugo” and “War Horse” are basically the only competitors in this category. With “Drive” being snubbed this year, a sound win would definitely show the naysayers the kind of following this film has but I do not believe the Academy look to honor … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [41] Drive & Sound Editing

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Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2011

This was probably due a couple of weeks ago, but with a vacation over the new year and a car accident that took up all my free-time recently, I am just now able to sit down and put together my list of favorite films this past year. It was kind of a funny year, as I spent most of my time moving to California … Read More Spotlight: Top 12 Films Of 2011

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Spotlight: Top 15 Film Moments of 2011

In a prelude to my list of favorite films of 2011 (though there are a few films I have yet to see), I put together a list of fifteen cinematic moments that stuck out the most for me this past year and though many of these were my favorite films of the year, most of the moments come from a range of films that … Read More Spotlight: Top 15 Film Moments of 2011

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Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Picture: The Tree of Life 2. Drive 3. Pariah 4. Rampart 5. Shame 6. Moneyball 7. The Descendants 8. A Better Life 9. My Week With Marylin 10. The Help Best Director: Steve McQueen (Shame) Best Actor: Woody Harrleson (Rampart) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Screenplay: Ava DuVernay (I … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

BEST PICTURE THE ARTIST BEST DIRECTOR MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS for The Artist BEST ACTOR MICHAEL SHANNON for Take Shelter MICHAEL FASSBENDER for Shame GARY OLDMAN for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy BEST ACTRESS MERYL STREEP for “The Iron Lady” BEST ENSEMBLE CAST BRIDESMAIDS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ALBERT BROOKS for Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS MELISSA MCCARTHY – Bridesmaids BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER JESSICA CHASTAIN – The Tree of Life, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Artist” Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Best Screenplay: Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin for “Moneyball” Best Actor: Brad Pitt for “Moneyball,” and “Tree of Life” Best Actress: Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady” Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for “Drive” Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain for Tree of Life, The Help and Take Shelter Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

BEST FILM –
WINNER: THE ARTIST DRIVE HUGO 
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS 
THE TREE OF LIFE BEST DIRECTOR –
Winner: Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE 
Martin Scorsese, HUGO Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST 
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS BEST ACTRESS –
Winner: Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Diego Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards

Best Film The Artist runner-up: The Descendants Best Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) runner-up: Terrence Malick (Tree of Life) Best Actor George Clooney (The Descendants) 
runner-up: Ryan Gosling (Drive) Best Actress Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) runners-up – tied: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks (Drive) runner-up: Alan Rickman (Harry … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 St. Louis Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards

LVFCS 2011 Sierra Award Winners Best Picture “The Artist” Best Director Nicholas Winding Refn, “Drive” Best Actor Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” Best Actress Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn” Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, “Drive” Best Supporting Actress Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids” Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin, “Moneyball” Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, “Tree of Life” Best Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Las Vegas Film Critics Sierra Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

“The Artist” takes the big win, which many are already predicting will win at the Academy Awards. I am very glad to see “Melancholia” get some recognition and I hope that translates at the Oscars. Also, Brad Pitt and Aaron Sorkin win for “Moneyball” which is no surprise. Also, two of my favorite films this year, “Drive” and “The Tree of Life”, represent nicely … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards