Tag Archives: 2013

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers appears as a refreshing change for Harmony Korine, if only because for the first time in his strange filmmaking career, his battle of conspicuous storytelling tropes and self-aware naturalism collides in a way that adds up to something … Continue reading

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Bling Ring Trailer

By the looks of it, what with its long beat editing and key code burn-in, this teaser was culled together rather quickly. My guess is that the comparisons to Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers will continue to be apparent and the … Continue reading

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Stoker

The tradition of Southern Gothic literature runs like an avoided shadow along the peripheries of great American art. Unlike, say, the cinema renaissance of the 70s or the Gatsby explosion of the 20s or Pollack and Hemingway’s high brow acceptance … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘No’

The question posed to me after screening No, the Chilean film up for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards, was whether the film is cynical by pointing out that masses of people could only be mobilized for social … Continue reading

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A Statue for Every Best Picture Winner

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Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

Best Editing Nominees: Argo, William Goldenberg Zero Dark Thirty, William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor Lincoln, Michael Kahn Life of Pi, Tim Squyres Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy/Crispin Struthers When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won Best Editing last year it was … 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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Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies Trailer

It’s not usually the kind of film I look forward to, but staring ahead at early next year, the most interesting release might be Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. Levine’s 50/50 was a surprise blend of comedy and drama with a … Continue reading

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