Category Archive: Oscars

Review: Gravity (Cuarón, 2013)

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By now you all probably have either seen the film or know its premise: astronauts Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) get lost in space–well, not all of space, just… Continue reading

Review: The Square (Noujaim, 2013)

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When I was young my dad used to ask me every so often what my favorite movie was. Invariably, I would name the movie we had mostly recently watched, which he seemed to… Continue reading

Review: Blue Jasmine (Allen, 2013)

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I am an avowed hater of Woody Allen movies–at least of the ones I’ve seen (Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point, Melinda and Melinda, Crimes and Misdemeanors). I’ve yet to watch one I would recommend… Continue reading

Review: Her (Jonze, 2013)

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  In Her, which takes place in the not-too-distant future, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a professional letter writer who falls in love with his new operating system Samantha (voice by Scarlett Johansson). I… Continue reading

Review: The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2012)

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I put off writing this review for a few days because I didn’t know how to approach it. I still don’t. Even while I was watching the movie, I knew I would have… Continue reading

Review: Dallas Buyers Club (Vallée, 2013)

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I watched this movie reluctantly. It seemed like it would be another film that poked at some interesting little tidbit of history while letting a maturing actor showcase his talent. But it’s always… Continue reading

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)

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I was the one who insisted on watching this movie on New Year’s Day with my in-laws, knowing nothing about the film except that it was another Scorsese-DiCaprio partnership and, obviously, had something… Continue reading

Review: American Hustle (Russell, 2013)

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You would think from watching some of the trailers on TV that Jennifer Lawrence was the main actress in this film. Everyone’s ga-ga over her performance, and I get it–Lawrence is magnificently entertaining… Continue reading

Looking Ahead: The 2014 Oscars

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Now that Sundance is over, my good friend and fellow movie fiend suggested that I take on the films in the running for the 2014 Best Picture Oscar, as well as those nominated… Continue reading