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

Quick Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

12 YEARS A SLAVE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 27, 2013 There’s no getting around it, “12 Years A Slave” is an intense journey of a free man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1800s. Directed by the ever incredible Steve McQueen (“Hunger” and “Shame”), the film has a rich, emotional foundation that McQueen thrives in, with lingering close-ups and uncomfortably long takes. … Read More Quick Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

PRISONERS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 22, 2013 What can only be described as an epic, slow-burn thriller, “Prisoners,” is a direct descendant of the dark worlds shaped by director David Fincher? With drained color and constant dreariness in every scene, the tone of the film is off the charts. The drizzling rain and stormy days may seem somewhat heavy-handed, but these choices suck you into … Read More Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

Quick Review: For Ellen (2012)

FOR ELLEN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLFEBRUARY 27, 2013 Paul Dano leads this emotionally taut drama. He plays Joby Taylor, an aspiring musician returning home to find his ex-wife looking to gain sole custody of his young daughter. “For Ellen” lives and breathes with Dano’s high-caliber performance, wonderfully portraying a flawed character for whom the viewer still feels sympathy. His daughter, played by Shaylena Mandigo, is … Read More Quick 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