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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] – The Deep Blue Sea

20 Apr

Title: The Deep Blue Sea
Year: 2012
Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies, based on the play by Terence Rattigan
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
MPAA Rating: R, a scene of sexuality and nudity
Runtime: 98 min
IMDb Rating: 6.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 82

Terence Davies‘ adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play The Deep Blue Sea is one of the year’s best films, it’s as simple as that.  In it you have the great Rachel Weisz giving a truly impeccable performance as Hester Collyer, a woman who’s in the midst of one of those romantic tragedies that could only exist in the London Mr. Davies presents, set “around 1950”, dyed in those postwar grays and browns, with its buildings and people exuding this kind of aura of pain that works so well in this director’s style.

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