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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Compliance

10 Sep

Title: Compliance
Year: 2012
Director: Craig Zobel
Writer: Craig Zobel
Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy
MPAA Rating: R, language and sexual content/nudity
Runtime: 90 min
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 70

I had heard some really good things about Craig Zobel‘s Compliance back when it premiered last month, but for some reason I just couldn’t see myself loving it as much as so many others had. And yet I did love it, I think it stands as one of the best films of the year so far, and I think Mr. Zobel really establishes himself as a director to seriously watch out for. The performances are also a big part of why this film’s so good, particularly the one delivered by Ann Dowd, and they make Compliance a seriously gripping thriller, a disturbing portrayal of something that actually happened in real life.

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