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And the 2013 awards season comes to an end, with the Academy Awards giving its top prize, Best Picture, to Steve McQueen’s well-deserved “12 Years a Slave.” It had been a nail-biter, with “12 Years” battling it out all the way ’til the end of Oscar night with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” Cuaron took Best Director, a tick in that film’s pro column, but perhaps the big prize had been decided earlier in the evening, when Lupita Nyon’go edged out Jennifer Lawrence for the equally tight Best Supporting Actress race, aRead More
The Oscar showdown between “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” (and “Gravity”) continued tonight at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and it was the former that got a nice boost on the heels of the Oscar nominations announced this morning. “12 Years a Slave” took home Best Picture, and Lupita Nyong’o, who is expected to go head to head against Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Supporting Actress category on Oscar night, triumphed tonight as well. Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity,” continuing this strange trend of a Picture-DirectorRead More

Posted On January 12, 2014By Linda GeIn Awards

Golden Globe Awards: The Complete Winners List

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Outstanding British Film: Gravity Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Philomena Rush Saving Mr Banks The Selfish GiantRead More

Posted On December 30, 2013By Linda GeIn Features

Up and Comers Presents: Our Top 10 Movies of 2013

For the third year in a row it seems the two of us have differing taste when it comes to our favorite films of the year, and with new contributor Melanie Abernathy adding her two cents for the first time this year, we have a larger list than ever. Twenty-seven films span the thirty available spaces (with only “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Gravity” having some cross-over appeal amongst ourselves) but this was also the most difficult year for narrowing down. It was a year of incredible andRead More
Is another Oscar season upon us already? This morning, over 70 titles screening as Galas and Special Presentations at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, a major kick-off point of awards season, was announced. Kicking off the festivities will be the world premiere of Bill Condon’s Wikileaks movie, “The Fifth Estate”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange and featuring Daniel Bruhl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie and more in supporting roles. To close the fest will be “Life of Crime,” starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes and Tim Robbins, and adapted fromRead More