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2018 Oscars Challenge: [39] “The Shape Of Water” – 13 Nominations

“THE SHAPE OF WATER” Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale Director: Guillermo del Toro Producers: Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale Cinematography: Dan Laustsen Editor: Sidney Wolinsky Composer: Alexandre Desplat Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December 1, 2017 Run-time: 123 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [39] “The Shape Of Water” – 13 Nominations

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New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Red-Band Trailer

THE SHAPE OF WATER Synopsis: In 1963, in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer Directed By: Guillermo del Toro Music By: Alexandre Desplat Release … Read More New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Red-Band Trailer

New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Trailer #1

THE SHAPE OF WATER Synopsis: In 1963, in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer Directed By: Guillermo del Toro Music By: Alexandre Desplat Release … Read More New Trailer: The Shape Of Water – Official Trailer #1

Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

SNOWPIERCER Review by: Christopher HaskellOctober 20, 2014 “Passengers, eternal order flows from the sacred engine. We must occupy our preordained position. I belong to the front, you belong to the tail. Know your place! Keep your place!” — Minister Mason (Tilda Swinton) Dystopian future. Impaired class systems. Pending apocalypse. These are the themes being beaten to death in Hollywood these days. “The Hunger Games”. … Read More Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

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One Minute Review: Paradise (2013) [2.5]

PARADISE // Diablo Cody has more than proven her worth as a screenwriter, with “Juno” and “Young Adult” under her belt, but taking on the role of writer and director may have been too far of a stretch. In her latest satire, “Paradise”, Cody’s paper thin veneer is almost hard to stomach at time, feeling less like a script written by an Oscar winner … Read More One Minute Review: Paradise (2013) [2.5]

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One Minute Review: Fruitvale Station (2013)

Release Date July 26, 2013 Director Ryan Coogler Screenplay Ryan Coogler Distributed By The Weinstein Company Budget $900,000 Biography, Drama, Romance Rated R for some violence, language throughout and some drug use 85 minutes Fruitvale Station Bringing me to tears by the end, “Fruitvale Station” achieves exactly what director Ryan Coogler sets out to do, bringing this high profile incident to the public in … Read More One Minute Review: Fruitvale Station (2013)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

THE 2011 WAFCA AWARD WINNERS: Best Film: The Artist Best Director: Martin Scorsese (Hugo) Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actress: Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks (Drive) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The Help) Best Acting Ensemble: Bridesmaids Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nate Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants) Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser (50/50) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards