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Austin Film Critics Award winners

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Supporting Actor: Christoph…

London Critics Circle Awards nominations

The nominations in full: The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR Amour(Artificial Eye) Argo (Warners) Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal) Life of Pi (Fox) The Master (Entertainment) FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Amour…

Betsy Sharkey’s Top 12 Films of 2012

(LA Times) Life of Pi Django Unchained/Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild / Moonrise Kingdom Skyfall Silver Linings Playbook Detropia The Impossible Frankenweenie (I'm going to guess that the…

Kenneth Turan picks the Best Films of 2012

1. Amour And then in alphabetical order: Argo The Dark Knight Rises Footnote The Gatekeepers + The Law In These Parts Lincoln Rust and Bone Silver Linings Playbook Middle of Nowhere + Robot & Frank + Safety Not Guaranteed…

104 Original Scores in 2012 Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

DC Critics awards winners

(thanks to Paddy Mulholland at Screen On Screen) Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Best Director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

The British Independent Film Awards

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…

The Case for: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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…

Annie Nominations!

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…

David Edelstein’s Top 10

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…

Interview: The Intouchable’s Omar Sy

In the past year, Omar Sy has gone from being a French comedy writer and actor, to a star known internationally for his dramatic performance in The Intouchables. In February of this year Sy won the Cesar Award (France’s Oscar) for Best…