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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] – Anna Karenina

29 Nov

Title: Anna Karenina
Year: 2012
Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Michelle Dockery, Emily Watson
MPAA Rating: R, some sexuality and violence
Runtime: 130 min
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 63

There are some directors who just really do it for me visually, and Joe Wright is certainly one of them. Considering his directing career has spanned less than a decade and is now at five feature films it’s amazing just how much he’s been able to distinguish himself from his peers, his ability to really compose shots as moving paintings is gorgeous and those long tracking shots he’s known for are absolutely mesmerizing.

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[Trailer] – Anna Karenina

20 Jun

The first trailer for Joe Wright‘s adaptation of Anna Karenina, which will definitely be a major player come Oscar time, is now out, and you can watch it after the cut.

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