Archive | January 2015

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Into the Woods

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Production Design (Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards  To paraphrase my favorite film critic, adapting Stephen Sondheim is like playing chess–so why […]

Gone Girl

Nominated for Best Actress (Rosamund Pike) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards What the heck happened to David Fincher? Is this really the same guy that created “Se7en”, “Fight Club”, “Zodiac” and “The Social Network”? That guy was an incredible talent and a top-notch film director. But the David Fincher that has bestowed “The Curious […]

Inherent Vice

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Paul Thomas Anderson) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Costume Design (Mark Bridges) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Everyone knows I ADORE the work of director Paul Thomas Anderson. “The Master”, “There Will Be Blood”, “Punch-Drunk Love”, “Magnolia”, “Boogie Nights”…all found a spot in my annual […]

The Imitation Game

Nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) at the 87th Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Director (Morten Tyldum) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore) at the […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Nominated for Best Sound Editing (Brent Burge, Jason Canovas) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards It IS finally over, as I’ve been mocking for weeks. Am I being unfair to “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”? Oh, maybe a little bit. Have I been beating a dead horse with my constant deriding of […]

The Theory of Everything

Nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actress (Felicity Jones) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten) at the 87th Annual Awards Nominated for Best Original Score (Johann Johannsson) at the […]

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Actor (Michael Keaton) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone) […]