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What I’m Watching – December 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Prince Avalanche (Dir: David Gordon Green, 2013) ****

Cutie And The Boxer (Dir: Zachary Heinzerling, 2013) ****

Saving Mr. Banks (Dir: John Lee Hancock, 2013) *****

Frozen (Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2013) ***

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2013) ***

The Act Of Killing (Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) *****

Mud (Dir: Jeff Nichols, 2013) ****

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Dir: David Gelb, 2011) ****

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks (Dir: Alex Gibney, 2013) ****

Hummingbird (Dir: Steven Knight, 2013) **

White Christmas (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1954) ****

What I’m Watching – December 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2012) ***

Nativity (Dir: Debbie Isitt, 2009) ***

Life Of Pi (Dir: Ang Lee, 2012) *****

What I’m Watching – November 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

Where The Wild Things Are (Dir: Spike Jonze, 2009) ***

The Lovely Bones (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2009) ***

The Master (Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012) *****

Argo (Dir: Ben Affleck, 2012) *****

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Dir: Bill Condon, 2012) ****

Perfect Sense (Dir: David Mackenzie, 2011) **

Stand By Me (Dir: Rob Reiner, 1986) *****

Weekend (Dir: Andrew Haigh, 2011) ****

Lolita (Dir: Stanley Kubrick, 1962) ***

DVD Review: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn – HeyUGuys

Tintin was released on DVD on Monday, so to check out my review for HeyUGuys click here.

The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards – Winners

Sorry to be boring, but I honestly don’t see how anything will trump The Artist when it comes to Best Picture next month. The PGA are the latest to love it and with the nominations due tomorrow, it’s clear to see that it’s going to be leading the pack. The PGA bumped off Rango for Tintin in the animated (I’ve run out of patience with this argument….) category and have upset the seemingly straightforward race in the Best Documentary category. Check out their winners below: Continue reading

Ten (Well, Twelve) Things I Would Like To Say To BAFTA

#1 – I’m proud of you for nominating Drive for Best Film and Best Director. ACADEMY TAKE NOTE.

 

 

 

 

 

#2 – Why did you put Mulligan on the longlist for Best Actress for Shame? She quite obviously should have been nominated for her work in that as opposed to Drive in the Best Supporting category.

#3 – Your Outstanding British Film category is a bit of a shambles, to be honest. Where’s the likes of Tyrannosaur, Submarine, The Guard or Weekend? They were all considerably more ‘Outstanding’ than My Week With Marilyn. But at least you didn’t nominate The Iron Lady.

#4 – Would it have been too much to ask for some love for 50/50?

 

 

 

#5 – TINTIN IS NOT ANIMATED!!!! I’ve lost complete sense of where the lines blur in this category, now, to be honest….

 

#6 – Bejo should not be up for Best Actress. You should have put her nicely in the Best Supporting category instead of Dame Judi and given some room for the thoroughly deserving Olivia Colman.

 

 

 

#7 – What makes you think you’re cool enough to buck the Brooks trend?

 

 

 

 

 

#8 – While we’re in the Supporting categories, you seem to think McCarthy will be Oscar nominated for Bridesmaids. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

 

#9 – This year’s soundtrack category has been an interesting one and the choices here are pretty stellar, but being BAFTA, you could have thrown some love Hanna or Attack The Block’s way. And yet again, what about continuing that love for Drive?

 

#10 – Broadbent and Dench. Yes, I appreciate they’re national treasures and I love them dearly. But there were far better choices that got left out because of their respective nominations.

 

 

#11 – I’m still confused over the people left out of this Rising Star category…

 

 

 

 

#12 – YOU DIDN’T VOTE THE TREE OF LIFE FOR ANYTHING?! NOT EVEN CINEMATOGRAPHY?!! We’re going to fall out, BAFTA.

Anyway, see below for the full list of nominees: Continue reading

Trailer Talk: Bruce Wayne, Space Jockeys and Hobbitses

Bruce Wayne, Space Jockeys, Hobbitses, Gods, R-Pattz, Channing Tatum trying to be a comedian, a PVC-clad Beckinsale and discontented teachers. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading