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Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
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Friday, September 6, 2013
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- Roger Ebert
What is a movie supposed to be? It can be an escape from reality. It can be an expression of the filmmaker's political beliefs. It can be an artistic reaction to an experience the director went through. Or, it can just be a shallow way to earn quick bucks. Or it's a combination of more than one. Regardless, for as little as we think of some actors and directors, making a movie is really hard work. Even the Twilight movies took a ton of people and a ton of planning and technical steps to ensure they would meet the vision of all involved.
In 2004, Shane Carruth wrote, directed, and starred in his debut film Primer, an independent sci-if film told from a more scientific perceptive. The language wasn't dumbed down at all and Carruth expected his audience to keep up or put blinders on and enjoy the ride. For his 2013 follow up film he took a similar approach, but from a much more emotional and personal perspective.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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If a film was nominated for picture, director, any acting awards, or either screenplay award, it will be included in this list and ranked alongside the others by Tomatometer score. Yes, I realize the inherent difficulty in this...the older I go, the less likely there is a large sample size of critics to pull from, so some films are unreasonably high-rated because next to no one has really reviewed it.
I'll add some insight for some of the films and pick which of the film I personally think is best of the year, but mostly just want to look back at the films that the Academy deemed "Oscar worthy," what they missed, and why some films get nominated for some awards, but not others. Or why some miss out altogether.
Friday, August 16, 2013
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