Cinderella (2015)

Cinderella (2015)Cinderella: for better or for worse, Kenneth Branagh pays as much respect to the original material in this film as he did to Shakespeare early in his film career; Continue reading

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Inherent Vice

Inherent ViceInherent Vice: Paul Thomas Anderson created a film that is, at the same time, Continue reading

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Still Alice

Still AliceStill Alice: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s film seems content in being little besides a vehicle for Julianne Moore; Continue reading

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Force Majeure (Turist)

Force MajeureForce Majeure: while the premise of Ruben Östlund’s film is an intriguing one, the way the story unfurls lessens what it has to say. Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: ThemThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them: Ned Benson’s film tells a sad story (the particulars of which are not rushed, which is refreshing); Continue reading

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Focus (2015)

Focus (2015)Focus: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s film owes most of its good things to the well-oiled, attractive and varied cast;  Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret ServiceKingsman: The Secret Service: Matthew Vaughn doesn’t hide the silliness of his story; in fact, he seems to relish it. Continue reading

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St. Vincent

St VincentSt. Vincent: Theodore Melfi tells a story that is predictable and somewhat schematic, but not (much) less interesting for that; Continue reading

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2014 Oscars – Guessing the Winners

Oscar 2013 logoAs promised, here’s the list of who I think will win each of the categories in the ceremony. (The list of who I think should win is here.)

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Casting a Ballot – 2014 Oscars

Oscar 2015By now, an established tradition.

A reminder that these would be my votes (which film or candidate, given the universe of the nominees, I believe should win, which ties into my Top 10 Films of 2014), not who I think will win. (That post will come afterwards.) I’m not giving my vote unless I’ve seen most nominees in a given category, and I’ll update this post if I’m willing to change my vote whenever I watch a new nominee. I’ll also list which nominees I haven’t watched at the end.

The Best Picture award, unlike the others, is voted in a preferential ballot; therefore, all the nominees are ranked.

Without further ado!

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