Feb 262013
 

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Congratulations to the team behind Argo, winner of the Best Picture award at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Argo was our pick for best picture, and it was the film that Chris and I both personally liked the most among the nominees.

After what feels like the longest build-up yet, the Awards season is done. I guarantee there are already films & performances being touted as likely nominees for the 2014 awards…

Bring on Cannes and the real start to the next wave of films!

You can see the full list of Oscar winners here.

By Sam McCosh

Feb 242013
 

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With the coverage that the ‘West Memphis Three’ and the child murders have already received, it would be easy to think that there was nothing more to be said. You would be wrong. It’s a powerful film to see on its own, and when add it to what has come before, it’s nothing short of gut-wrenching. Review after the jump.

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Feb 222013
 

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The Oscars are almost upon us! Just for fun and because we can, please find out uneducated picks* (**guesses**) for who we think will take home the golden statues.

The nominee we think will win is in bold.

The nominee we want to win is in blue.

If the nominee we want to win is the same as who we think will win, it will be in bold blue.

We’ve left out a couple of categories as we really have no idea whatsoever and don’t feel like stabbing in the dark.

Check out our picks after the jump.

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Feb 212013
 

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When a girl closely resembling the one who has appeared in his recent dreams appears at school, Ethan can hardly believe his eyes. Who is this girl and what is their connection? Review of Beautiful Creatures after jump.

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Feb 202013
 

10-items-or-less-original It’s 2006, The director of Land of the Lost (2009) and Casper (1995), Brad Silberling has directed Morgan Freeman in what might be his best performance yet. If I’m right in believing that It truly is Morgan Freeman’s best performance, then that’s too bad, since as always with films chosen in The Forgotten, no one saw it.

 

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Feb 192013
 

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Uk-based writer Luke Grima has kindly offered to review the new Nicole Kidman & Zac Efron film The Paperboy for us. The Paperboy played at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and received very mixed reactions. It comes out in limited release in Australia on February 28. Thanks Luke for reviewing the film! Be sure to check out Luke’s writing at his own site, Wanna Go To The Movies?

Check out Luke’s review of The Paperboy after the jump [Ed]

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Feb 182013
 

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The last of the big four guild awards, the Writer’s Guild of America Awards have been announced. The guild celebrates excellence in both film and television writing.

Argo continues its strong Oscar push with another guild win, picking up the adapted screenplay award. The film has now won the major  WGA, DGA and PGA awards; as well as the SAG award for best ensemble cast. According to Indiewire, the last film to win the big four guild awards and not win best picture at the Oscars was Apollo 13.

Zero Dark Thirty was awarded original screenplay; while Searching for Sugar Man took home the documentary writing award.

A complete list of the WGA award winners can be found on the WGA website.

Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Adapted Screenplay
“Argo”
Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman

Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Original Screenplay
“Zero Dark Thirty”
Written by Mark Boal

Outstanding Achievement in Writing – Documentary Screenplay
“Searching for Sugar Man”
Written by Malik Bendjelloul

 

By Sam McCosh