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2012 National Board Of Review Award Winners

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Beasts Of The Southern Wild and Zero Dark Thirty are riding the crest of a rather awesome wave right now. Yeah, someone really did use that saying in a conversation with me once. But let’s leave Sussex sensibilities behind for a minute and focus on Bigelow and Zeitlin.

Things are going pretty swimmingly for the pair, with Bigelow fresh off her NYFCC win, Zeitlin winning yet another accolade for his direction and both receiving prizes for their leading ladies.

It’s great to see Looper receiving Best Original Screenplay, but the money’s still on Moonrise Kingdom, especially when the Academy seem to keep sci-fi offerings reserved to the technical fields. But I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed for more Rian Johnson nominations and it’s brilliant to see it make their top ten, as it’ll definitely make my list of the best 2012’s had to offer.

Talking of their top ten, indie offerings sit alongside Oscar frontrunners, with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower getting a very deserved mention.

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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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