Tag Archives: Zero Dark Thirty

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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REVIEW: Mama

Another curious entry into “January”-quality Hollywood horror fare, Mama dabbles in complex themes of motherhood but ultimately falls short on purpose and long on Visual Effects accompanied by auditory thrills. After a businessman named Jeffrey kills his wife and colleagues, … Continue reading

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Best Director & the Zeitgeist

This blog has become unexpectedly Oscar obsessed over the past month. Something I intend to rectify very soon. But, alas, here’s some more thoughts on this Oscar season. Part of the fun of the Academy Awards is complaining about the … 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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2013 Oscar Nominations

Performance by an actor in a leading role Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook” Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln” Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables” Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master” Denzel Washington in “Flight” Performance by an actor in a supporting role … 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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Suspense and the Sound of a Mission in Zero Dark Thirty

Time has gotten away from me and this blog over the past few weeks, thus I’ve had a hard time updating as much as I’d like. My review of Les Miserables is forthcoming (I didn’t love it), but for now … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty

For all the talk of torture, accuracy, and gut-wrenching portrayal, little has been said about what specifically intrigues the world about the already highly-praised Zero Dark Thirty. Could it be it’s arm’s length approach to a realistic event? Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Intense New Zero Dark Thirty Clip

The only knock I’ve heard so far about Zero Dark Thirty is that it’s cold, emotionless, and machine-like. Those qualities – whether accurately described or not – are precisely what I’ve learned to admire so much about Kathryn Bigelow’s previous … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Picture 2013

Best Picture Predictions (as of 11-14-12): Argo Silver Linings Playbook Lincoln Les Misérables Life of Pi Django Unchained Moonrise Kingdom Hitchcock Considering all the great movies that have appeared since I last wrote about Best Picture, there’s surprisingly little change … Continue reading

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