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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) ****

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2011 Austin Film Critics Association Award Winners

The love for Hugo and Tilda Swinton has returned with the Austin Film Critics Association’s winners. Refn gets more love for his direction on Drive and it’s Take Shelter that Chastain gets rewarded for this time around. That woman’s going to need a bigger mantlepiece. Oh, and what’s that? Attack The Block got a little bit of cheeky recognition for its score? Check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading

2011 London Film Critics’ Circle Award Nominations

I really like these nominations. Possibly more than any other batch so far, simply because the LFCC have been willing to think OUTSIDE THE BOX. It’s not a hard thing to do, but The Golden Globes (whose nominations I haven’t even posted) could seriously learn a thing or two here. Drive and Tinker Tailor lead the way and more recognition has been given to Margaret and A Separation. The best category has got to be Breakthrough British Filmmaker Of The Year – how would you even start to judge that?! Check out the full list of nominations below: Continue reading

2011 New York Film Critics Online Award Winners

I have to admit that I’m preferring the Awards that don’t feature quite so heavily in regards to The Artist, but hey, I’m just being difficult. Great to see Michael Shannon get some proper recognition here and also very happy to see Albert Brooks continuing today’s little run of wins. But I’m mainly happy about Tintin’s prize, even if it is hard to truly decide whether it is ‘Animated’ or not. Check out the winners in full below: Continue reading

The 2011 BIFA Nominations

And so here starts Awards season.

Admit it, we all felt it looming. From the minute Tinker Tailor came out complete with best of British, we were all secretly wondering who’d be up for the big ones come January 2012. Who would be the one chosen for Best Supporting – Hardy or Cumberbatch? Or neither? Would Gary Oldman finally get his horrifically overdue nomination? But many of us have been quietly making our Academy Award predictions for months now. For those that saw Drive back in August, what of Albert Brooks? That same month, Warrior gave us a possibility in the form of Nick Nolte. And now with trailers for War Horse, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, The Descendants, J. Edgar, My Week With Marilyn, Coriolanus and Albert Nobbs etc, etc, etc, coming in thick and fast, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little giddy with excitement – and the potential bragging rights that come with guessing the most winners correctly. Continue reading