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Those Oscar Missed: Best Director

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON A director is vital to the making of a movie.  The director is responsible for getting the best possible performances from the actors.  The director is responsible for bringing his/her vision to life through his/her collaborations … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rust and Bone

Jacques Audiard’s films always have a staunchly European feel while keeping one eye on his American contemporaries. His The Beat My Heart Skipped is an adaptation of James Toback’s 70s film, Fingers, and A Prophet owes as much to Martin … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Hugo and The Artist

2011 has shaped up to be a strangely soulful year for cinema. There’s been a few thoughtful blockbusters, a number of small pictures breaking new ground, and this itch viewers (and creators) seem to have for movies about movies. The … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Documentary Feature Shortlist & Predictions

Current Predictions (11-18-11): Pina Bill Cunningham New York We Were Here Buck Project Nim Best Documentary Notes: Well, looks like I was way, way off on my shortlist predictions. The fifteen in the running are below. “Battle for Brooklyn” (RUMER … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Best Documentary Feature Predictions

Current Predictions (10-27-11): The Interrupters Tabloid Project Nim Cave of Forgotten Dreams Pina Best Documentary Notes: The recent Cinema Eye Non-Fiction nominations along with news that George Harrison: Living in a Material world will likely not be eligible, shakes this … Continue reading

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New Hugo Trailer

When studios devise a marketing plan  they have the highest profitability in mind. This means they concocting a trailer that will hopefully attract the most butts to seats even if hiding essential elements of the actual story. I had a … Continue reading

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Best Documentary Feature Predictions

Current Predictions (10-13-11): The Interrupters Tabloid Project Nim George Harrison: Living in the Material World Page One: Inside the New York Times Best Documentary Notes: The only thing keeping up with the new-found creativity behind television is non-fiction. Everybody with … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese’s 3D Hugo Bows at New York Film Festival

One of the great unknowns of 2011, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, played unfinished to a surprised crowd at the New York Film Festival last night. Reactions from the screening range from about what was expected to tepid at best. It seems … Continue reading

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