Film Link Goodness: Late November 2012 Edition

 Features, Film Links  Comments Off on Film Link Goodness: Late November 2012 Edition
Nov 292012
 

perks

The end of the year is almost here, which for those of us in Aus/NZ means playing catch up with the US and getting a chance to see some of the big 2012 films. There are plenty of great films currently out or on their way, and that is giving everyone lots to talk about.

Continue reading »

Awards: 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees announced

 Awards Coverage  Comments Off on Awards: 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees announced
Nov 282012
 

spiritawards

The nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards have been announced via Twitter, and contain a mix of festival favorites, lesser known films and a few box office successes.

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, and the yet to be released in Australia Silver Linings Playbook all scooped multiple nominations. A surprise omission is Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, although perhaps it was not eligible?

I am beyond pleased that Mary Elizabeth Winstead received a Best Female Lead nomination for her phenomenal performance in the fantastic Smashed. It was also great to see a favourite of mine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower receive a Best First Feature nomination. Also receiving some much deserved praise is Matthew McConaughey, with two nominations – one for Best Male Lead in Killer Joe and one for Best Supporting Lead in Magic Mike.

The Awards will be announced on Saturday February 23 2012. You can find out more by visiting the official website here.

Full list of nominees after the jump.

Continue reading »

9 Anticipated Summer Releases

 Features  Comments Off on 9 Anticipated Summer Releases
Nov 272012
 

SilverLiningsPlaybook

Summer is upon us! For those of us in this neck of the woods, that means we play catch up with the US and get to see many of the films being touted as serious Oscar contenders.

After the jump check out Chris & Sam’s most anticipated summer releases.

Continue reading »

The Man with the Iron Fists

 Reviews  Comments Off on The Man with the Iron Fists
Nov 252012
 

the man with the iron fists poster

A mysterious yet charming gentlemen (played by Russell Crowe) who wears the appearance of a gunslinger enters a brothel. He sees the mistress he wants to spend the night with. Problem? She’s with a large, undesirable looking client already. He walks up to her anyway and grabs her. When her client reacts….HE TAKES OUT A LARGE KNIFE, CUTS HIM IN HALF AND ANNOUNCES HIS NAME TO BE “MR KNIFE” So, without any knowledge of what subtlety is, does The Man with the Iron Fists know how to have a little bit of dirty, bloody dumb fun? Find out after the jump.

Continue reading »

2 Days in New York

 Reviews  Comments Off on 2 Days in New York
Nov 212012
 

2-days-in-new-york

When New York-based Parisian Marion’s family come from France to visit her things don’t exactly go to plan. Her sister brings an uninvited [uncivilised] guest, her Dad doesn’t know how to behave and they all drive her American partner Mingus crazy. Can their relationship survive her family’s visit? Find out in the review of Two Days in New York after the jump.

Continue reading »