In a year of great films so far, Captain Phillips is easily in the top five — its buzz is coming late in the game now that the big name critics are finally putting out their reviews. Here is a sampling. More over at metacritic. Manohla Dargis at the New York Times: This humanization hits you like a jolt. The shock isn’t that the pirates are people, however corrupted….
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What would be the film that would drag the Academy kicking and screaming into the modern era? Would it be a Jim Cameron 3-D sci-fi epic? Nope. Would it be Martin Scorsese brilliantly utilizing the up-to-the-minute technology of today to bring to life the origins of film itself? No. The Academy hews close to its own beginnings. Nuts and bolts filmmaking that relies mostly on acting, directing and writing. Visual…
Best Actress race is very heated this year, needless to say.
One of 2013′s major standouts, the Coen brothers sublime puzzle, Inside Llewyn Davis:
With the exception of Ratatouille and Pan’s Labyrinth, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is the highest ranked mainstream film in recent memory — having received an astonishing 96 rating on Metacritic with a whopping 47 critics ringing in. Moreover, it has received 27 scores of 100. That’s just a smidge higher than last year’s top-ranked Zero Dark Thirty, which had 26 scores of 100 for an overall average of 95. That makes…
Wow, these are just too awesome. Hat tip to ONTD and Comic Book Movie Bigger pics after the jump.