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What I’m Watching – December 2013

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

Prince Avalanche (Dir: David Gordon Green, 2013) ****

Cutie And The Boxer (Dir: Zachary Heinzerling, 2013) ****

Saving Mr. Banks (Dir: John Lee Hancock, 2013) *****

Frozen (Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013) ***

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2013) ***

The Act Of Killing (Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) *****

Mud (Dir: Jeff Nichols, 2013) ****

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Dir: David Gelb, 2011) ****

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks (Dir: Alex Gibney, 2013) ****

Hummingbird (Dir: Steven Knight, 2013) **

White Christmas (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1954) ****

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Critic Circle Update: Because I Got Slack, And That.

San Francisco, Satellite Awards, Chicago, St. Louis, Indiana, Toronto, Florida, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin, Black Film Critics, Utah, Dublin, Women Films Circle – I feel I may have neglected you slightly.

With thirteen different lists of winners to report back on, well, I’ll keep it brief, but a list of Best Picture, Director, all four Acting winners, Best Screenplays, Cinematography, Documentary, Animation and Foreign Film can be found below.

It’s mainly all about Zero Dark Thirty and Daniel Day-Lewis as expected, but there are some interesting wins to pick up on (namely thanks to Toronto) and prizes to whoever finds The Artist hidden within.

Check it all out below: Continue reading

2012 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Winners

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anne Hathaway. Not much to get excited about, but the choice of The Master and Ang Lee for Best Picture and Director makes a nice change.

Otherwise it’s all looking pretty samey apart from the inclusion of a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror category and absolutely no wins for Zero Dark Thirty. Sorry, Bigs.

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2012 Houston Film Critics Society Nominations

Houston, you’re so boring. Apart from including Cloud Atlas, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and the wonderful Matthew McConaughey, I guess. But maybe I’m just bitter because you nominated Anna Karenina for Worst Film of 2012.

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2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Winners

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Silver Linings Playbook led the nominations here and Detroit held true to their promise, awarding the film Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor and Screenplay. Bravo, David O. Russell.

Day-Lewis and Hathaway keep their winning streaks up, Lincoln beats SLP’s crew to Best Ensemble, Sushi trumps Sugar and Zoe Kazan takes Breakthrough Performance in a very crowded field.

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2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Winners

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San Diego hand their top honours over to Mr. Ben Affleck, with the majority of their remaining winners slighty off centre, too.

Daniel Day-Lewis may have won yet another prize for his title role in Lincoln, but Best Actress and Supporting Actress are a nice talking point here, especially when the two ladies in question are far from expected to receive an Oscar nomination. But it sure does make a welcome change to think outside the box.

Stay classy, San Diego.

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2012 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Nominations

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St. Louis loves a bit of Tarantino!

There’s a little bit more breathing space away from the usual suspects in this batch of nominations, with Moonrise Kingdom getting a lot of very deserved nods and a few more interesting people popping up in the Acting categories, including Aubrey Plaza, Jamie Foxx, John Goodman, William H. Macy and Emma Watson.

There’s also the inclusion of Best Arthouse or Festival Film and Best Scene, but as for Best Comedy, Ted can definitely bore off.

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