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What I’m Watching – February 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

Wuthering Heights (Dir: Andrea Arnold, 2011) ****

Archipelago (Dir: Joanna Hogg, 2010) ***

Snowtown (Dir: Justin Kurzel, 2011) ****

A Better Life (Dir: Chris Weitz, 2011) ****

Animal Kingdom (Dir: David Michod, 2010) ****

Albatross (Dir: Niall MacCormick, 2011) ****

The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman, 2011) ****

Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father (Dir: Kurt Kuenne, 2008) ****

Casablanca (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1942) ****

Welcome To The Rileys (Dir: Jake Scott, 2010) ***

Happy Gilmore (Dir: Dennis Dugan, 1996) ***

Like Crazy (Dir: Drake Doremus, 2011) ****

The Descendants (Dir: Alexander Payne, 2011) ****

Chronicle (Dir: Josh Trank, 2012) ****

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Dir: Terry Gilliam, 1998) ****

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The 84th Academy Award Nominations

They’re finally here – the 2012 Oscar Nominations. See below for the full list of nominees: Continue reading

2011 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Winners

Phoenix stick with the general consensus and vote for The Artist, but break the mold a little by giving Best Actress to Elizabeth Olsen. Actually, they loved The Artist. Check out just how much below: Continue reading

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Nominations

All in all, I’m actually pretty surprised by this year’s SAG nominations. We all know SAG tend to hold more stock than the Golden Globes come Oscar time, but this has me a little confused. No Shailene Woodley? No Albert Brooks? No Oldman or Fassbender? This seems to be a little against the grain. I’m thrilled to bits with Nolte’s nomination and he could have a very good chance, so I’m hoping for an Oscar nod – but we all know I’ve made no secret of that. Other than that, I’m glad to see Chastain’s Best Supporting nod confirmed as for The Help which I think is strongly deserved and both Albert Nobbs and Bridesmaids still appear to be in with a chance. Also, Demian Bichir? Who saw that coming? Check out the nominees below: Continue reading