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12 Years a Slave

March 16, 2014

12 Years a Slave is a movie that its hard not to compare to Schindler’s List. They both tackle two relatively recent human atrocities while also attempting to be a watchable and memorable film. And while the two movies are certainly different in story structure, I believe that 12 Years a Slave still succeeds in […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predicitons – Part 5: The Results

March 2, 2014

And so we have another batch of Oscar winners added to the list.  I would comment on Ellen as host, but honestly I missed her opening monologue as we got home from dinner late.  But from what I saw she seemed to be pretty comfortable, sometimes a little shaky though. So last year I only […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2014

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: American Hustle (Sony), Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers Captain Phillips (Sony), Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features), Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predictions Part 2: The Technicals

February 2, 2014

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendancy to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: Gravity, Tim Webber, […]