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Kathryn Bigelow, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emmanuelle Riva win top honors from Boston Society of Film Critics

Kathryn Bigelow, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emmanuelle Riva win top honors from Boston Society of Film Critics

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Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (tied for 2nd: Moonrise Kingdom and Amour) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (2nd: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (2nd: Denis Lavant, Holy Motors) Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva , Amour (2nd: Deanie Yip, A Simple Life) Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln (2nd: Emma Watson, Perks of Being a Wallflower) Best Supporting Actor: Ezra Miller, Perks of Being a Wallflower (2nd:…

Design featurettes for Les Miserables

Design featurettes for Les Miserables

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The British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards

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The BIFAs will be handed out Sunday night. Here are the nominees. BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM Berberian Sound Studio Broken Sightseers The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel The Imposter BEST DIRECTOR Bart Layton – The Imposter Ben Wheatley – Sightseers John Madden – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio Rufus Norris – Broken

The Case for: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Case for: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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by Chris Dale Making a case for Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not an easy task. It’s a deserving film, no doubt, but there is no sparkle, no pizzazz, no excitement. It’s the rare film that does nothing more than try to tell a story in a clean, unsophisticated way. It has a firm sense of time, place and character, you know, the fundamentals. It’s not…

Hot New House of Cards Trailers – BAD for the Better Good

Hot New House of Cards Trailers – BAD for the Better Good

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Netflix is about to get a lot more interesting. I am positing a theory — or to quote Woody Allen, I have a notion that I’m thinking of turning into a concept and then maybe later into an idea — and that is that on demand entertainment is the future. Save for cable, network television has become mostly a wasteland. With new TVs being easily able to connect to wi-fi…

Interview: Flight screenwriter John Gatins

Interview: Flight screenwriter John Gatins

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  One of the nicer surprises of the fall movie season has turned out to be Robert Zemeckis’ Flight starring Denzel Washington as an airline pilot who heroically rescues 150 passengers from certain death only to have it discovered he was loaded on booze and cocaine at the time. What follows is a genre-defying entertainment that challenges and sometimes flies in the face of an audience’s notions of right and…

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15 Documentary Features Advance in Oscar race

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The year’s best documentaries – Ken Burns, The Central Park Five doc, Queen of Versailles, Samsara, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and West of Memphis shut out of the Oscar race. That is mind-blowing. The new rules were supposed to stop this kind of assfuckery from happening. I remain astounded. Then again, they always have their weird ways of doing things and can’t be predicted. They seem to always resent it…

Annie Nominations!

Annie Nominations!

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Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – Focus Features Rise of the Guardians – DreamWorks Animation The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Animations The Rabbi’s Cat – GKIDS Wreck-It Ralph – Walt Disney Animation Studios Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 – Warner Bros. Animation Before…

David Edelstein’s Top 10

David Edelstein’s Top 10

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Davis Edelstein at New York Magazine is early out of the gate with his Top 10 films of 2012. 1. Zero Dark Thirty It opens in darkness with sounds, sirens, and sobbing phone calls from the burning Twin Towers. Revenge—such as it is—will take time. Kathryn Bigelow’s thriller is mercilessly gripping. It’s all hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait. Captured suspects don’t want to talk, and wearing them…

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

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1. The Master 2. Tabu 3. Amour 4. Holy Motors 5. Beasts of the Southern Wild 5. Berberian Sound Studio 7. Moonrise Kingdom 8. Beyond the Hills 8. Cosmopolis 8. Once upon a Time in Anatolia 8. This is Not a Film (thanks to Sean Wu at thescreenteen)