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What I’m Watching – July 2013

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

Fire With Fire (Dir: David Barrett, 2012) **

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Dir: Mark Waters, 2011) ***

Water For Elephants (Dir: Francis Lawrence, 2011) **

The Wolverine (Dir: James Mangold, 2013) ***

Pacific Rim (Dir: Guillermo del Toro, 2013) ***

This Is The End (Dir: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, 2013) ****

The East (Dir: Zal Batmanglij, 2013) ****

Now You See Me (Dir: Louis Leterrier, 2013) ***

The World’s End (Dir: Edgar Wright, 2013) ****

A Field In England (Dir: Ben Wheatley, 2013) ****

Kaboom (Dir: Greg Araki, 2010) **

The Soloist (Dir: Joe Wright, 2009) ***

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Interview: Domhnall Gleeson For Anna Karenina

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***THIS INTERVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON HEYUGUYS TO COINCIDE WITH ANNA KARENINA’S DVD AND BLU-RAY RELEASE, HERE***

2012 was quite a year for Domhnall Gleeson. Alongside his BIFA nomination and theatrical releases of Dredd and Shadow Dancer, Anna Karenina finally gave him a more significant post-Harry Potter role after brilliant turns in True Grit and Never Let Me Go.

With 2013 seeing him star opposite Michael Fassbender and Rachel McAdams in Frank and About Time, as well as starring in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror alongside Hayley Atwell, this rising star deserves to be recognised as far more than just ‘Brendan Gleeson’s son’.

Incredibly fun to talk to, with a contagious passion for his art, Domhnall speaks about wanting to work with the cast of The Master, his longing to feature in a film noir and why he’s glad the team behind Anna Karenina didn’t let him keep his scythe at the end of filming. Continue reading

Why No Awards Love?

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The Next Jim Broadbent™

What I’m Watching – September 2012

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

Looper (Dir: Rian Johnson, 2012) *****

Killing Them Softly (Dir: Andrew Dominik, 2012) ***

ParaNorman (Dir: Chris Butler, Sam Fell, 2012) ****

Savages (Dir: Oliver Stone, 2012) ***

Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright, 2012) ****

Dredd 3D (Dir: Pete Travis, 2012) ***

The Watch (Dir: Akiva Schaffer, 2012) **

Carrie (Dir: Brian De Palma, 1976) *****

Let’s Get The Top Ten Of 2012 Underway, Shall We?

You know the drill by now. I update this list (in accordance with UK release dates) throughout the year and then publish my final Top Ten after the Oscar winners receive their statues. It’s only April and there’s plenty more to be seen and plenty I haven’t yet watched, but it’s time to get the ball rolling and keep this list in order:

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Ten (Well, Twelve) Things I Would Like To Say To BAFTA

#1 – I’m proud of you for nominating Drive for Best Film and Best Director. ACADEMY TAKE NOTE.

 

 

 

 

 

#2 – Why did you put Mulligan on the longlist for Best Actress for Shame? She quite obviously should have been nominated for her work in that as opposed to Drive in the Best Supporting category.

#3 – Your Outstanding British Film category is a bit of a shambles, to be honest. Where’s the likes of Tyrannosaur, Submarine, The Guard or Weekend? They were all considerably more ‘Outstanding’ than My Week With Marilyn. But at least you didn’t nominate The Iron Lady.

#4 – Would it have been too much to ask for some love for 50/50?

 

 

 

#5 – TINTIN IS NOT ANIMATED!!!! I’ve lost complete sense of where the lines blur in this category, now, to be honest….

 

#6 – Bejo should not be up for Best Actress. You should have put her nicely in the Best Supporting category instead of Dame Judi and given some room for the thoroughly deserving Olivia Colman.

 

 

 

#7 – What makes you think you’re cool enough to buck the Brooks trend?

 

 

 

 

 

#8 – While we’re in the Supporting categories, you seem to think McCarthy will be Oscar nominated for Bridesmaids. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

 

#9 – This year’s soundtrack category has been an interesting one and the choices here are pretty stellar, but being BAFTA, you could have thrown some love Hanna or Attack The Block’s way. And yet again, what about continuing that love for Drive?

 

#10 – Broadbent and Dench. Yes, I appreciate they’re national treasures and I love them dearly. But there were far better choices that got left out because of their respective nominations.

 

 

#11 – I’m still confused over the people left out of this Rising Star category…

 

 

 

 

#12 – YOU DIDN’T VOTE THE TREE OF LIFE FOR ANYTHING?! NOT EVEN CINEMATOGRAPHY?!! We’re going to fall out, BAFTA.

Anyway, see below for the full list of nominees: Continue reading

What I’m Watching – December

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

Hanna (Dir: Joe Wright, 2011) ****

Beginners (Dir: Mike Mills, 2011) *****

Kill List (Dir: Ben Wheatley, 2011) ****

Another Earth (Dir: Mike Cahill, 2011) *****

Rango (Dir: Gore Verbinski, 2011) ***

Paul (Dir: Greg Mottola, 2011) ****

Melancholia (Dir: Lars Von Trier, 2011) ****

Tomboy (Dir: Celine Sciamma, 2011) *****

Super 8 (Dir: J.J. Abrams, 2011) ****

Midnight In Paris (Dir: Woody Allen, 2011) ****

Tyrannosaur (Dir: Paddy Considine, 2011) ****

Up In The Air (Dir: Jason Reitman, 2009) *****

Tangled (Dir: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, 2010) ***

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Dir: Daniel Alfredson, 2009) ***

The Ides Of March (Dir: George Clooney, 2011) ****

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Dir: Lynne Ramsay, 2011) *****

My Week With Marilyn (Dir: Simon Curtis, 2011) ***

Hugo (Dir: Martin Scorsese, 2011) ****

Submarine (Dir: Richard Ayoade, 2011) ****