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A Royal Affair (En kongelig affære) (#57)

I really loved this. I’m a sucker for good period pieces and the romance and drama mixed with the biography and message of this one really worked for me. Beautifully directed by Nikolaj Arcel and co-written with Rasmus Heisterberg. I’ve really enjoyed all the Danish films I’ve seen (though, admittedly, they’re woefully few) and am really glad this got nominated for Best Foreign Oscar. I will love Mads Mikkelson in anything (Seriously. The man could be taking a nap and I’d be completely fascinated) and he was a complete fulfillment. Also great was Mikkel Boe Folsgaard while Alicia Vikander was spectacular, perfectly portraying all of Caroline’s suppressed emotions. Gorgeous on all fronts, even if the run time crosses 2 hours. I really loved it.

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With the family’s cat curled up in his lap at his Utah retreat, Robert Redford takes a break from reading a script, 1969.

Argo (#90)

I cannot wait for the 2013 Oscars, mostly because I know that Argo is going to be a major presence and I can’t wait to root for it every step of the way. To put it simply, Argo is fantastic. Chris Terrio’s script is one of the best I’ve read in a very long time (and as someone whose job it is to read scripts, I think that should carry at least a little weight) and I will personally picket the Academy if he isn’t at least nominated. Ben Affleck handles the material - and lead role - expertly and is shaping up to be one of the most consistent and talented directors working in Hollywood. Great ensemble cast - particular highlights being John Goodman and Alan Arkin - and a well put together film on the whole. Thrilling and funny and terrifically tense at the end, even if you know how things turned out in real life. Go watch it in theaters. You won’t be disappointed.

Helena on Dan, Rupert, and Emma.

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Happy Birthday Sir Michael Caine!!

Happy Birthday Sir Michael Caine!!

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“You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything, it will be to get rid of me. After, my guess is you’ll never hear from him again.”

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James McAvoy may be one of the most handsomely/adorably awkward people ever. Love him.

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ET and RB goofing with ET’s wig on the set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1968

His face, lol.

The King’s Speech

This was…. stupendous. This is what I think when I think Best Picture Oscar. Spectacular performances (I’m going to be legitimately upset if Colin Firth or at the very least Geoffrey Rush don’t win Oscars for this), gorgeous art direction and cinematography, a dazzling script, beautiful music and first-class direction. Really, I can’t say just how exquisite I found this movie to be. It’s the kind of movie I haven’t seen come out in a while; the kind of movie that will endure and people will look back on in 15 years as a really good film. I fully back this winning tons and tons of Oscars.
Mainly: Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper)
Possible Wins I Would Definitely Support: Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham-Carter),  Best Screenplay, Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)

The Social Network
So glad that I finally got to see this!! I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the cinematically aware world to do so, but I’ll share a [rather long] summary of my thoughts anyway. David Fincher’s direction is excellent. The film is 93% talking heads but I’m never bored by it. The low-key lighting and great use of shallow depth of field and pulled focus is really well done and keeps things visually interesting. The performances were really solid; especially those from Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (who I have been very impressed with and attracted to ever since The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). I think that Oscar nominations would be well deserved to the both of them, especially Garfield. Alas, I was less impressed by Justin Timberlake but that’s okay. Of course, I adored the script. It’s Aaron Sorkin - how can I not immediately swoon at the lightning fast real to life reparte? All in all, this is definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen to come out this year and would not be remotely upset if it were to win the Best Picture Oscar, especially since it does encapsulate one of the major elements of our generation.

The Social Network

So glad that I finally got to see this!! I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the cinematically aware world to do so, but I’ll share a [rather long] summary of my thoughts anyway. David Fincher’s direction is excellent. The film is 93% talking heads but I’m never bored by it. The low-key lighting and great use of shallow depth of field and pulled focus is really well done and keeps things visually interesting. The performances were really solid; especially those from Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (who I have been very impressed with and attracted to ever since The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). I think that Oscar nominations would be well deserved to the both of them, especially Garfield. Alas, I was less impressed by Justin Timberlake but that’s okay. Of course, I adored the script. It’s Aaron Sorkin - how can I not immediately swoon at the lightning fast real to life reparte? All in all, this is definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen to come out this year and would not be remotely upset if it were to win the Best Picture Oscar, especially since it does encapsulate one of the major elements of our generation.

Happy 61st Mr. Nighy!

Great album. A Rush of Blood to the Head is definitely on my favorite 5 songs of all time.

This might sound bizarre, but Eli Wallach is definitely on the short list of people if I ever need another grandfather.

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