Directed by: David O. Russell Written by: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Röhm & Louis C.K
Oscar Nominations: 10 Best Picture, Directing (David O. Russell), Actor in a Leading Role (Christian Bale,) Actor in a Supporting Role (Bradley Cooper), Actress in a ...
As promised to my students of 209:02, here is my entry in our Hit Me With Your Best Shot inspired class activity on Disney’s Paperman (2012):
This shot sums up everything I love about this short; the wait it plays with light and depths, the pop of red lipstick, ...
Directed by: Alexander Payne Written by: Bob Nelson Starring: Bruce Dern, June Squibb & Will Forte.
Oscar Nominations: 6 Best Picture, Directing (Alexander Payne), Actor in a Leading Role (Bruce Dern), Actress in a Supporting Role (June Squibb), Writing – Original Screenplay (Bob Nelson), Cinematography
“Pretty” black and white cinematography. A “gosh, old white people are hoot, aren’t ...
I’m currently teaching an Introduction to Multimedia Composition course on Cinema Appreciation in the Digital Age and for one of our class exercises on tweeting (and the forced minimalism of Twitter-length reviews) was to write-up our Top 5 favorite films. When asked for my own, and how I would present it beyond merely writing them ...
Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham & Sean Mahon.
Oscar Nominations: 4 Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Judi Dench), Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope)
“I didn’t see that coming. Not in a million years!”
Written & Directed by: Spike Jonze Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara & Chris Pratt.
5 Oscar Nominations Best Picture, Writing – Original Screenplay (Spike Jonze), Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Production Design
“I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It’s a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of ...
Gravity, or How “sit back, enjoy the ride, you gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start living life”
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Written by: Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock & George Clooney
Oscar Nominations: 10 Best Picture, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Actress (Sandra Bullock), Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Editing & Best Original Score.
“Sit back, ...
Dallas Buyers Club
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallé Written by: Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner & ??
Dallas Buyers Club 6 Oscar Nominations Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Matthew McConaughey), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jared Leto),Writing -Original Screenplay (Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack), Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling
“You know what? ...
August: Osage County
Directed by: John Wells Written by: Tracy Letts Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin.
Oscar Nominations: 2 Best Actress (Meryl Streep) & Best Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)
Tracy Letts’s screenplay (adapted from his infinitely superior Pulitzer Prize ...
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