Category Archives: Amour

Final Oscar Predictions 2013

I hoped to post about each category individually, but alas, time and life intervened so I only got through a handful. This has been a crazy awards year. Ultimately, it’s been a positive one for movies because the majority of … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Writing

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees: Argo, Chris Terrio Lincoln, Tony Kushner Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell Life of Pi, David McGee Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin/Lucy Alibar Two of the tightest races in this year’s Oscars will be … Continue reading

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Oscar Noms Aftermath

Well, all told I didn’t do all that badly, nailing  73% of all categories not icluding shorts (those were a crapshoot) and 80% if you include my alternates. I whiffed on Emmanuelle Riva, and Amour in general. I thought the … Continue reading

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FINAL 2013 OSCAR NOMINATION PREDICTIONS

While this has been a particularly unpredictable Oscar season, now that the dust has all but settled on the nominations, a good amount of “locks” have surfaced in all categories. What makes this year more fun than most is the … Continue reading

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Foreign Film Oscar Race Narrows to Nine

I’m a little surprised by the exclusions of Barbara and Lore, but otherwise this list is about what was expected. Having recently seen War Witch and Kon-Tiki (both of which are quite good), I could see either getting into a … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Director 2013

Best Director Predictions (as of 12-10-12): Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Ben Affleck, Argo David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild Now that significant critics groups have had their say, Zero … Continue reading

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Michael Haneke’s Amour

Sometimes the value of a movie can’t be explained in the typical words we use to generally analyze. Sometimes a film ascends the notion of plot, story, narrative, or driving action to be something entirely emotional. Something that cuts deeper. … Continue reading

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Catching Up To Haneke’s Amour

With Amour almost about to bow in the United States, I thought it time to start talking about one of cinema’s treasures: Michael Haneke. Like all great artists, the moment the world seems to finally catch up with Haneke, he … Continue reading

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