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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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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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David O. Russell Praises Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Say what you will about David O. Russell, but his passion for filmmaking is virtually unparalleled. And, unlike filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, little of his enthusiasm seems to come from pretensions or put-ons. He just wants to make solid cinema … 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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Homeland, Ep. 212: The Choice

Homeland’s Season Two finale,  “The Choice,” came with only a portion of the anticipation that Season One’s brought. As it turned out, after one of the most surprising – yet somehow expected – conclusions I can remember, Homeland fulfilled my … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Oscars 2013 Predictions

With the SAG nominations announced and the Golden Globes in place, the dust has settled on the majority of major precursor awards. While this season’s “Oscar movies” aren’t the best slate we’ve seen, they do offer a diverse group. Most … 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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Most Anticipated 2013 Movies: Dallas Buyers Club

While my better judgement tells me this one has pretentious, visual feast written all over it, I can’t help but get excited by this story and its creators. Dallas Buyers Club is loosely based on the challenging true story of … Continue reading

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