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What I’m Watching – October 2013

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

Thor: The Dark World (Dir: Alan Taylor, 2013) ***

King Of Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy) (Dir: Marius Holst, 2010) ****

Adam’s Apples (Adams æbler) (Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen, 2005) ***

Captain Phillips (Dir: Paul Greengrass, 2013) *****

Filth (Dir: Jon S. Baird, 2013) ****

The Fifth Estate (Dir: Bill Condon, 2013) ***

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (Dir: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn, 2013) ***

The Paperboy (Dir: Lee Daniels, 2012) ****

Rush (Dir: Ron Howard, 2013) *****

Blue Jasmine (Dir: Woody Allen, 2013) *****

Prisoners (Dir: Dennia Villeneuve, 2013) ****

How I Live Now (Dir: Kevin Macdonald, 2013) ***

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Dir: Lorene Scafaria, 2012) ***

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Review: Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)

DIRECTOR: Benh Zeitlin.

CAST: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Gina Montana, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Joseph Brown, Philip Lawrence.

SYNOPSIS: Hushpuppy (Wallis) and her father, Wink (Henry), live in a ramshackle area of Louisiana known as the Bathtub. Life is full of reverie and the tightknit community hunt for their food all day and party all night. But when a great storm threatens to ruin everything they have, six year-old Hushpuppy and her father face an adventure bigger than they could ever have imagined.

It’s a rare thing to find a film that moves the ground beneath you and shakes you to your core, but Benh Zeitlin’s first feature-length film does just that, investigating the boundaries of primal family life in the back end of Louisiana, while releasing delicately handled political and environmental ripples across the waters of the Bathtub. Continue reading

Casting Society Of America Award Winners

Are we able to stop talking about The Artist now…? I think so.

Celebrating a category that is deemed unfit for Oscar – a rather shocking oversight, in my opinion – there isn’t a great deal to be surprised by, but some 2012 releases did make the list of nominations, which you can find here.

Ben Affleck received a Career Achievement Award and his Argo casting director, Lora Kennedy, was honoured with The Hoyt Bowers Award For Excellence In Casting. And we all know she’ll be back on that list of nominees for next year.

Check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading

Because There’s Talent In The Bathtub

Absolute perfection.

Well Now These Are Just Brilliant

Kanye West meets Wes Anderson.

Who’d have thunk it?

Head over to Kanye Wes for the rest.

Hello, I’m Back (AKA A Quick Awards Season Catch Up)

Right. Let’s get back to business.

With Awards Season itching to accelerate into full gear, my acquisition of a new laptop (yes, that’s right, I have been without one since Edinburgh…) comes at just the right time.

What have I kept you in the dark over, you cry? Well, not a lot to be honest, apart from the burning question of which of the powerhouse American trifecta made up of MacFarlane, Fey and Poehler will manage to fit Shot Scorsese into their presenting duties. Oh, and Beasts Of The Southern Wild is ineligible for the SAG Awards because the little bundle of joy that is Quvenzhane Wallis isn’t a ‘professional actor’, which definitely sucks.

So, to wrap up and bring you the start of what will be a very post-heavy Awards Season, here’s the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Award nominees, BFI London Film Festival winners and the International Documentary Association Award nominees: Continue reading

What I’m Watching – October 2012

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

Down Terrace (Dir: Ben Wheatley, 2009) ****

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Dir: Quentin Tarantino, 2004) ****

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Dir: Benh Zeitlin, 2012) *****

Skyfall (Dir: Sam Mendes, 2012) *****

The Campaign (Dir: Jay Roach, 2012) **

Sidney White (Dir: Joe Nussbaum, 2007) *

Ruby Sparks (Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2012) ****

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Dir: Stephen Chbosky, 2012) ****

She’s The Man (Dir: Andy Fickman, 2006) ***

The Age Of Innocence (Dir: Martin Scorsese, 1993) ***