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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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Forget The Artist Winning Best Picture Last Sunday – Here’s My Top Ten Films Of 2011

I am well aware that everybody else posted their ‘Best Of 2011’ lists at, well, the end of 2011 or back in January, but I wanted to be a little different. Mainly because I still had a fair few films to catch up on and because I wanted to compare my list to what the Academy deemed ‘fit’ and what eventually won.

So, finally, I present to you my Top Ten Films Of 2011. And when I say ‘Top Ten’, I mean what I enjoyed most as opposed to what I think I should say to be congratulated on. No, this is my Top Ten and simply that. And I’m pretty sure a lot of you won’t see my #1 coming – unless you follow me on Twitter (@iamnotwaynegale) in which case you’ve probably known for a while!

So, as usual, please leave comments if you want to argue this thing out – you’ll definitely realise I’m a sucker for big performances as opposed to big films – and check out my Top Ten below, starting with the films that didn’t quite make the cut: Continue reading

What I’m Watching – January 2012

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

Take Shelter (Dir: Jeff Nichols, 2011) *****

The Guard (Dir: John Michael McDonagh, 2011) ****

Cedar Rapids (Dir: Miguel Arteta, 2011) ***

Super (Dir: James Gunn, 2010) ****

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Dir: David Fincher, 2011) ****

Shame (Dir: Steve McQueen, 2011) *****

The Artist (Dir: Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) *****

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (Dir: Guy Ritchie, 2011) ****

Tabloid (Dir: Errol Morris, 2011) ***

War Horse (Dir: Steven Spielberg, 2011) ***

Attack The Block (Dir: Joe Cornish, 2011) ****

2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominations

Best Director nods for both Drive and Take Shelter? This is my kind of Society!! It’s all pretty straight forward, but Detroit obviously love Gosling as they’ve given him recognition in the Best Supporting category for Crazy, Stupid, Love, bizarrely. It’s also interesting how it’s Felicity Jones and not Elizabeth Olsen who is included in both Best Breakthrough and Best Actress, but I’m expecting the love for Olsen to grow come January. As always, check below for the full list of nominations:

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My Top Ten Films Of 2011

With Oscar buzz pretty much in full swing and September 23rd (yesterday) being a brilliant day in regards to film releases, I thought I better start writing about my personal favourites from this year. There’s a lot to remember and it’s hard to think that both Natalie Portman and Colin Firth won Oscars for films that were actually released in 2011.
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