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Casting Society Of America Awards

And just when we thought we’d never have to write Michel Hazanavicius’ name again…

Fashionably late but boringly predictable, the Casting Society of America have released the nominations for their October Awards ceremony. Sticking very much to the films lauded by different circles in the run-up to the Oscars, having their nominations now allows some leeway for 2012 films, but exposes a glaring omission in the shape of Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris.

The full list of nominees for a category that many feel the Oscars should bring in can be seen below: Continue reading

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DVD Review: Moneyball – HeyUGuys

Moneyball was also released on DVD on Monday. To check out the Blu-ray review I did for HeyUGuys, just click here.

What I’m Watching – March 2012

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

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (Dir: Peter Lord, 2012) ***

Mirror Mirror (Dir: Tarsem, 2012) ****

We Bought A Zoo (Dir: Cameron Crowe, 2011) ***

21 Jump Street (Dir: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 2012) ****

The Hunger Games (Dir: Gary Ross, 2012) ****

Moneyball (Dir: Bennett Miller, 2011) ****

Battle Royale (Dir: Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) ****

Whip It (Dir: Drew Barrymore, 2009) ****

27 Dresses (Dir: Anne Fletcher, 2008) **

Monster (Dir: Patty Jenkins, 2003) ***

Sleeping Beauty (Dir: Julia Leigh, 2011) **

The Future (Dir: Miranda July, 2011) ****

The Adjustment Bureau (Dir: George Nolfi, 2011) ***

Fargo (Dir: Joel Coen, 1996) *****

The Deep Blue Sea (Dir: Terence Davies, 2011) ****

The 84th Academy Award Nominations

They’re finally here – the 2012 Oscar Nominations. See below for the full list of nominees: Continue reading

The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – Winners

It’s safe to say by this point that I am completely convinced The Artist will win the Best Picture accolade at the Oscars. I also think it deserves to. Its four wins here, including Best Picture and Director, help cement its position as firm favourite, with the only potential upset seeming to come from The Descendants or Scorsese taking Best Director. But I doubt it.

Viola Davis got her first major award of the season for her stunning work in The Help, which was also rewarded with two further wins (though I can still see Chastain snatching it from Spencer). It’s still a little hard to call Drive an ‘action’ film, but I’ll take any and all prizes that come its way, with The Muppets’ win also thoroughly deserved. The only huge surprise is in the Best Documentary category – although I’m not particularly happy with the tie for Cinematography, which should be The Tree Of Life or nothing.

Check out the full list of winners below:

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2011 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Winners

Georgia are infatuated with Malick’s The Tree Of Life, handing it six awards here. They are also the first group to give the Best Actress prize to Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy. Naturally I’m also very happy with the Best Ensemble being awarded to the fabulous Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. And yes, Brad Pitt did win twice. Check out Georgia’s faves below: Continue reading

2011 Denver Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Descendants may have ruled Denver’s nominations, but it was The Tree Of Life that came away with the grand prize. Other than that, nothing is particularly surprising and Chastain wins another Breakout Star Award after her phenomenal year. Here’s hoping The Help earns her that Oscar nomination next week. Check out Denver’s winners below: Continue reading