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Looking Back: Will’s Favorite Films of 2011

After compiling my list of favorite films for 2012, I was compelled to revisit some of my lists from the past few years. My interest in this retrospective was intended to be an exploration into the evolution of my tastes … 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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Scott Pilgrim: Panel to Screen

I believe that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World didn’t catch on with audiences because it broke from a carefully programmed formula of what a superhero, comic book, or video game movie is supposed to be. However, those three categories don’t … Continue reading

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The Gatekeepers

Sometimes watching a film on the big screen can make all the difference. I had seen Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers in tiny form some time ago and while I didn’t question the film’s emotional capacity, I identified it unfairly as a typical … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

Best Costume Nominees: Les Misérables, Paco Delgado Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran Lincoln, Joanna Johnston Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood This year’s Costume nominees come in two different phylums: 1800s Period Realism and Fantasy. That … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

Best Visual Effects Nominees: Marvel’s The Avengers The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Life of Pi Prometheus Snow White and the Huntsman If there’s any category that seems like a lock, Best Visual Effects would be it. Pushing 3D technology to … Continue reading

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Will’s Favorite Films of 2012

I saw many solid films released in 2012. Of those, a few stand out a little bit more than the rest. Admittedly every film on my list is flawed in some way, yet there was at least one thing that … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

Best Cinematography Nominees: Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski Skyfall, Roger Deakins Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda Django Unchained, Robert Richardson Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey A good case can be made for four out of the five nominees in this category (Django Unchained seems like an also-ran and … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Feature Nominees: Searching for Sugar Man (dir. Malik Bendjelloul) How to Survive a Plague (dir. David France) The Invisible War (dir. Kirby Dick) 5 Broken Cameras (dir. Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi) The Gatekeepers (dir. Dror Moreh) Almost all of the categories are … Continue reading

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Making the Animal Kingdom on Film

When Life of Pi wins the Best VFX Oscar next month, they should bring the animal consultants, researchers, and whoever else contributed to creating such textured behaviors, onto the stage with them. Besides the detail and design of the animals, … Continue reading

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