This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.
The Cable Guy (Dir: Ben Stiller, 1996) ***
Project Nim (Dir: James Marsh, 2011) ****
Bridge To Terabithia (Dir: Gabor Csupo, 2007) ***
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Dir: George Clooney, 2002) ****
Hope Springs (Dir: David Frankel, 2012) ***
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Dir: Anthony Minghella, 1999) *****
Senna (Dir: Asif Kapadia, 2010) *****
This Is 40 (Dir: Judd Apatow, 2012) ***
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Tagged 1996, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, anthony minghella, asif kapadia, ben stiller, bridge to terabithia, confessions of a dangerous mind, david frankel, film, gabor csupo, george clooney, hope springs, james marsh, judd apatow, movies, project nim, senna, september, the cable guy, the talented mr. ripley, this is 40
Is this the final word in the Best Director category? I think it might just be. The DGA also makes the Academy look stupid (again) for their bizarre final collection of Best Documentary nominees. They pretty much say it all here:
“The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry’s most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award. Only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award. The six exceptions are as follows:
1968: Anthony Harvey won the DGA Award for The Lion in Winter while Carol Reed took home the Oscar® for Oliver!
1972: Francis Ford Coppola received the DGA’s nod for The Godfather while the Academy selected Bob Fosse for Cabaret.
1985: Steven Spielberg received his first DGA Award for The Color Purple while the Oscar® went to Sydney Pollack for Out of Africa.
1995: Ron Howard was chosen by the DGA for his direction of Apollo 13 while Academy voters selected Mel Gibson for Braveheart.
2000: Ang Lee won the DGA Award for his direction of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon while Steven Soderbergh won the Academy Award for Traffic.
2002: Rob Marshall won the DGA Award for Chicago while Roman Polanski received the Academy Award for The Pianist.”
Anyway, check out the winners of the two film categories below: Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, 64th annual dga awards, awards season, directors guild of america, film, james marsh, january, michel hazanavicius, oscar race, oscars, project nim, the artist