Tag: paul dano

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: “Spotlight”) Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”) Best Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”     (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”) Best Supporting Actor: Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”) Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

San Francisco presents yet another split between “Spotlight” and director George Miller that you have to expect this is definitely what people will be expecting come the Academy Awards. All the love for Saoirse Ronan and Michael Shannon should turn into Oscar nominations, but do not be surprised if Shannon doesn’t make the cut, because it almost seems too good to be true. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Although “Spotlight” again takes the top spot, finally a different director lands in the Best Director category, giving Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”) a win. If he were to do so at the Oscars, he’d be in a very small club of directors that received back to back Oscars for Directing, having won last year for “Birdman.” Leonardo DiCaprio follows suit and wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and two for “Spotlight,” plus one for “Carol.” Leonardo DiCaprio is officially on the board for his role in “The Revenant” despite tying with Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy” as well as Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) landing on the board as well. Kristen Stewart continues to surprise and there’s really no … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

According to most who have any idea about the Oscars, “Spotlight,” so far, is the film to beat this year. Although I have not seen it yet, just from the looks of it, I feel like it might be a tough one to push through, but again, that is completely speculative. New York Film Critics Online give it the first big win of the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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One Minute Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Release Date October 18, 2013 Director Steve McQueen Screenplay John Ridley Based On The Memoirs By Solomon Northup Distributed By Fox Searchlight Pictures Budget $17.1 million Biography, Drama, History Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality 133 minutes 12 Years A Slave There’s no getting around it, “12 Years A Slave” is an intense journey of a free man who is kidnapped … Read More One Minute Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

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One Minute Review: Prisoners (2013)

Release Date September 20, 2013 Director Denis Villeneuve Screenplay Aaron Guzikowski Cinematography By Roger A. Deakins Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $46 million Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout 153 minutes Prisoners What can only be described as an epic, slow burn thriller, “Prisoners” is a direct descendant of the dark worlds shaped by … Read More One Minute Review: Prisoners (2013)

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One Minute Review: For Ellen (2012)

Release Date January 21, 2012 Director So Yong Kim Screenplay So Yong Kim Distributed By Tribeca Film Drama Rated NR 94 minutes For Ellen Paul Dano leads this emotionally taut drama as Joby Taylor, an aspiring musician who returns home to find his ex-wife is looking to gain sole custody of his young daughter. “For Ellen” lives and breathes with Dano’s high caliber performance, … Read More One Minute Review: For Ellen (2012)

New Trailer: Ruby Sparks – Official Trailer

RUBY SPARKS / Who wouldn’t want to create their perfect person just by putting you pencil to paper? In a mix between Weird Science and Stranger Than Fiction, Paul Dano’s character does just that, creates an actual human being just by writing a fiction novel. I have enjoyed Paul Dano’s work ever since The Girl Next Door starring Emile Hersch and Elisha Cuthbert. He … Read More New Trailer: Ruby Sparks – Official Trailer