Tag: todd haynes

New Trailer: Wonderstruck – Official Trailer #1

WONDERSTRUCK Synopsis: Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he’s never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they’re missing. … Read More New Trailer: Wonderstruck – Official Trailer #1

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New Trailer: Wonderstruck – Official Teaser Trailer #1

WONDERSTRUCK Synopsis: Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he’s never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they’re missing. … Read More New Trailer: Wonderstruck – Official Teaser Trailer #1

2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Original Score

CAROL Cartel Burwell At its core, and as described in the Adapted Screenplay category as well, “Carol” is a love story. So Carter Burwell’s main drive in composing the score for “Carol” was to highlight those moments of discovering love, exploring the characters feelings for one another, and ultimately the characters acting on those feelings, all while trying to use of instruments relevant to … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Original Score

2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Cinematography

CAROL Ed Lachman Edward Lachman and Todd Haynes have collaborated on three films now, all three having been nominated for an Academy Award in some capacity, with Lachman getting a previous nomination in 2002 for “Far From Heaven” and along with a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Cate Blanchett, who Haynes and Lachman team with again in “Carol.” Lachman has a way of completely … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – Best Cinematography

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Carol” – 6 nominations

“CAROL” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, and Christine Vachon //Directed by Todd Haynes // // Dated Viewed: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 // LAEMMLE NOHO //  29 films – 37 days //

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Toronto gives “Carol” it’s second victory. While I do not believe it will give “Spotlight” a run for its money, it will fill in the Best Picture category nicely, with Todd Haynes possibly getting a Director nomination as well. “Phoenix” will likely not be showing up anywhere at the Oscars, nor will “Legend” likely breakthrough. “The Look Of Silence,” however, I am hoping will … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Toronto 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 Circle Awards

New York helps “Carol” make a small leap in front of the pack heading into Oscar Season, getting on the board for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. After missing out for “Far From Heaven” (2002) many people think director Tom Haynes is due some acknowledgement and this is the first step in that direction. Not surprising are the wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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One Minute Review: Far From Heaven (2002) [3.0]

FAR FROM HEAVEN // More like an episode of “Mad Men”, Todd Haynes’ period piece drama “Far From Heaven” tackles some racy issues including homosexuality in the late ’50s, interracial relationships, and divorce, all on the backdrop of a picture perfect ’50s family. Julianne Moore plays the matriarch of the family, Cathy Whitaker, a stay-at-home mom with more on her plate than the average … Read More One Minute Review: Far From Heaven (2002) [3.0]