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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] – Bully

23 Apr

Title: Bully
Year: 2012
Director: Lee Hirsch
Writers: Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen
Starring: Alex Kirby, Ja’Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson
MPAA Rating: PG-13, intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language – all involving kids
Runtime: 94 min
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 74

You’ve no doubt heard a thing or two about all the controversy surrounding Lee Hirsch‘s powerful new documentary, Bully. There was a whole thing going on about the R rating the MPAA stupidly decided to stamp this one with, which of course prevents this one from being seen by teenagers and shown at high schools around the country, and thus limiting its effect tremendously by keeping it from those who would benefit the most from seeing it. That’s since been settled and a PG-13 version of the film is now out, and I don’t know what the difference is between this one and the R-rated version, but I doubt much of its impact was lessened; Bully is still a really powerful piece of filmmaking that delivers a hard-hitting message to an audience that definitely needs it.

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