Archive for January 9, 2014

Oscars 2013 Update: ADG Nominations

And, on top of all that, the Art Directors Guild announced nominations as well.

What a way to guild the lily, right? Right?

I’m funny and I don’t care what you say.

Here they are:

Production Design in a Period Film

American Hustle

The Great Gatsby

Inside Llewyn Davis

Saving Mr. Banks

12 Years a Slave (more…)

The Most Underrated Films of 2013

So, yesterday dealt with the most overrated films of the year, today we’ll be dealing with the most underrated films of the year.

Since tomorrow I’ll be talking about the most underseen films of the year, I’m going to have to specify just exactly what I’m talking about when I say underrated. And that is — I’m not basing it on how many people saw the films, but rather — the general reception they got. Some films either got mixed reviews and were generally ignored by people or tossed aside as what they appear to be, or they were enjoyed, but no one really sat down and said, “You know what — that’s actually a really great movie.” Or, in certain cases, films were compared to other films in the filmmaker’s filmography, and might have been thought of well, but they weren’t really truly considered for what they were. And I’ll try to specify with each film as I go along.

Generally, the idea here is — here are 15 films from 2013 that are films that are actually either a lot better than people are giving them credit for, or are films that are actually gonna be ones that really hold up as being real quality films from this year that not enough people are giving proper dues to at the present time.

Here are my most Underrated Films of 2013: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “I just want to be perfect.”

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Oscars 2013 Update: CDG Nominations

The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominations. Here they are:

Excellence in Period Film

American Hustle

12 Years a Slave

Dallas Buyers Club

The Great Gatsby

Saving Mr. Banks (more…)

Oscars 2013 Update: ASC Nominations

The American Society of Cinematographers announced their nominations yesterday.

There was a three-way tie, so there are seven this year. Which pretty much means five of these will be nominated, and it’s about picking which five.

Best Cinematography

Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd

The Grandmaster, Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel

Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners, Roger Deakins

12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt (more…)