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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

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

Quick Review: Paradise (2013)

PARADISE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 23, 2013 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 times, feeling less like a script written by … Read More Quick Review: Paradise (2013)

Quick Review: Fruitvale Station (2013)

FRUITVALE STATION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 3, 2013 Bringing me to tears by the end, “Fruitvale Station” achieves precisely what director Ryan Coogler sets out to do: getting this high profile incident to the public in an entertaining and cinematic fashion. Delivering a strong performance is Michael B. Jordan, who causes some ripples in the Oscar pool. The film opens on the actual footage captured … Read More Quick 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