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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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The 64th Writers Guild Of America Awards – Winners

Well this is interesting. The main point here is that under the WGA’s rules, The Artist was not eligible to be nominated, resulting in far less competition for the Best Original Screenplay win. But come Sunday – and with the lack of love for Midnight In Paris in regards to the Best Picture race – it’s hard not to see the Academy getting swept up in the magic of Hazanavicius’ film and award it over Allen (who should win). The Best Adapted winner, The Descendants, is hardly worth mentioning as I don’t see Hugo or Moneyball taking its crown, and as for the winner of Best Documentary Screenplay, the WGA chose Better This World, a film not even nominated by the Academy. Oh, and did I mention that the DGA and PGA also awarded documentaries that Oscar didn’t care to nominate? Check out the WGA winners below: Continue reading

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 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Award Nominations

The AWFJ have obviously had a lot of fun with their Actress Most In Need Of A New Agent and Hall Of Shame categories, but aside from that their choices aren’t particularly exciting (although they have opted for both Rickman and Serkis in the Best Supporting slot). Sacrilege occurs further down when naming Drive as a Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t, but the Most Egregious Age Difference category is rather amusing. Check out these rather unconventional nominations below: Continue reading

2011 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Nominations

Hello, San Diego calling. Brendan Glesson and Brit Marling? NICK NOLTE? I’m loving this. Stay classy, San Diego. Full list of nominees below: Continue reading