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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] – How To Survive A Plague

10 Oct

Title: How to Survive a Plague
Year: 2012
Director: David France
Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk
Starring: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Runtime: 109 min
IMDb Rating: 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 90

So far in 2012 there have been a few documentaries that I’ve really, really liked. Seven of the Top 50 films I’ve seen to date this year are documentaries and an eighth one, First Position, is at #52. How to Survive a Plague, the directorial debut from investigative reporter David France, definitely joins that list of great documentaries this year has seen. This film, which premiered at Sundance, is a damn powerful example of filmmaking, a thoroughly moving statement about a truly heroic example of activism on a very serious topic.

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