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2012 film categories

27 Dec

here are my votes for this year in film (films that had their widespread theatrical run from jan-dec 2012) 

 

Best Achievement in Directing:

Lynne Ramsey, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Runner Up: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom

 

Best Lead Performance by an Actor:

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Runner Up: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best Lead Performance by an Actress:

Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Runner Up: Noomi Rapace, Prometheus

 

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor:

Emile Hirsch, Killer Joe

Runner Up: Leonardo Dicaprio, Django Unchained

 

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress:

Ann Dowd, Compliance

Runner Up: Amy Adams, The Master

 

Best Original Screenplay:

Moonrise Kingdom

Runner up: Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Runner Up: Killer Joe

 

Best Cinematography:

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Runner up: The Master

 

Best Film Editing:

Cloud Atlas

Runner Up: We Need To Talk About Kevin

 

Best Make-up and Hairstyling:

Cloud Atlas

Runner Up: Hitchcock

 

Best Sound Mixing & Editing:

Prometheus

Runner Up: Looper

 

Best Score:

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Runner Up: Moonrise Kingdom

 

Best Production Design:

Moonrise Kingdom

Runner Up: Prometheus

 

 

Best Non-English Film:

Holy Motors

Runner Up: Headhunters

 

Best Documentary:

The Imposter

Runner Up: Chasing Ice

 

Best Visual Effects:

Prometheus

Runner Up: The Dark Knight Rises

Quick 2012 year-end update

16 Dec

year-end lists are on their way.

In the meanwhile here’s an update on what I have seen as of late:

Holy Motors – With scenes ranging from the bizarre to the disgusting, to the near-perverse, this is definitely an art-house project worth taking a close look at. I was completely spellbound. 8/10

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Hitchcock – Though the story drifts around a bit, the details and look of the film just feels so authentic. Hopkins is so similar in his mannerisms it’s spooky.  8/10

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Lincoln – Great performances all around – especially from Daniel Day-Lewis. It has a good script, but it didn’t move me as emotionally as a film from Spielberg should.  6/10

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The Hobbit – Relies too much on the success of the previous LOTR films, and drags on way too long for its own good. Also it felt a bit too-kid friendly from what I was expecting making it sort of like The Phantom Menace of Middle Earth.  6/10

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Life of Pi –   You can only rely on CGI so much to tell a story, and although I could watch this entire movie on mute and be captivated by it’s beauty, the story-within-a-story concept falls apart and just gets embarrassing near the ending.   6/10

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