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    BAFTAs 2013: Who is going to win? – part 2

    Now that we are nearing the big awards of the season, it is time to revisit the nominations and predictions for the 2013 BAFTAs.  Part 2 will cover the following categories: (see part one here) Best Film Best British Film Leading Actor Leading Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Director The EE BAFTA […] More

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    Dean Walton’s Oscar Nominated 2013 Poster Series

    Dean Walton is one of the most unique and talented artists, designing fan-made-movie posters. Recently he created a set of five posters for movies nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. If you would like to purchase a print, simply head over to his site.    More

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    2012 and the Box Office: It Was A Very Good Year

    I hate being wrong. Really hate it. The only thing I hate more than being wrong is publicly admitting I’m wrong. And, man, when it comes to how 2012 played out at the movies matched up against what I’d predicted in my end-of-2011 box office wrap-up, I couldn’t have been more wrong. “Want a prediction […] More

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    We Live In A 3-d World – Or Do We?

    “We live in a three-dimensional world,” James Cameron admonished Hollywood a few weeks ago on the opening of Life of Pi. Calling Ang Lee’s film some of the best use of 3-D since his own Avatar (2009), Cameron was trying to push the movie industry – as he has been for some time – toward […] More

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    The Best Movie Trailers of 2012

    An effective trailer can do wonders for a film. For every movie that is guaranteed to have an audience, there are many more that need to build their own buzz, and there’s no faster way to do that than with a good trailer. A well made trailer can turn a monster movie from a first-time […] More

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    ‘Life of Pi’ score is a lush meditation on spirituality

    Life of Pi Composed by Mychael Danna Sony Masterworks November 19, 2012 Mychael Danna has spent the majority of his career composing scores that suit their respective films perfectly. This is every composer’s goal, but where some aim to make their presence known, Danna approaches his projects with a refreshing sense of humility and an […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #7: ‘Life of Pi’

    In this week’s episode of Almost Arthouse, regular hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup welcome their friend Barry back to the show to discuss Ang Lee’s spiritual allegory Life of Pi. Also, brief discussion on why Breaking Dawn: Part 2 succeeds in a small way, the merits of 3D, and whether or not Life of Pi appeals to kids. [powerpress] Follow […] More

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    Sunday Shorts: ‘The Bypass’, starring Irrfan Khan

    Today’s film is the 2003 short The Bypass. The short, which is dialogue-free, is written and directed by filmmaker Amit Kumar, and stars Irrfan Khan. Irrfan has subsequently gone on to take supporting roles in numerous Hollywood productions, and was seen earlier this year in The Amazing Spider-Man. He can currently be seen in theatres […] More

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    ‘Life of Pi’ a sometimes-uplifting visual feast

    Life of Pi Directed by Ang Lee Written by David Magee USA, 2012 In his lengthy and idiosyncratic career, Ang Lee has been content to not be pinned down. His identity as a director isn’t through using similar actors or sticking to one genre, but in hewing to a set of themes that will appear […] More

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