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New Trailer: Joker – Teaser Trailer #1

JOKER OCTOBER 4TH, 2019 DIRECTED BY: TODD PHILLIPS Official Synopsis: A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, along with Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham Screenplay By: Todd Phillips Scott Silver Based On: Joker by Bill Finger, Bob … Read More New Trailer: Joker – Teaser Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: My Picks for the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards

BEST FEATURE “You Were Never Really Here” “Leave No Trace” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “First Reformed” “Eighth Grade” BEST FIRST FEATURE “Sorry To Bother You” “Hereditary” “Wildlife” “We The Animals” “The Tale” JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD “En El Séptimo Día” “Sócrates” “Never Goin’ Back” “Thunder Road” “A Bread Factory” BEST DIRECTOR Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Debra Granik – “Leave No … Read More Oscars Watch: My Picks for the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture “The Favourite” “First Man” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Roma” “The Rider” Best Director Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Runner-Up: Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Damien Chazelle – “First Man” Hirokazu Kore-eda – “Shoplifters” Peter Farrelly – “Green Book” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix – “You Were Never Really Here” Christian Bale – “Vice” Ethan Hawke … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

New Trailer: Mary Magdalene – Official Trailer #1

MARY MAGDALENE Synopsis: “Mary Magdalene” is conceived to be an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Mara), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement … Read More New Trailer: Mary Magdalene – Official Trailer #1

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [11] Inherent Vice – Best Costume Design

MARK BRIDGES “Inherent Vice” Heading to the ’70s gives “Inherent Vice” all the opportunities to do special things with their costume design and for the most part they do. With an edge of humor throughout the film, the costumes play into that comedy, for example when Joaquin Phoenix’s Doc is called to a meeting at a fancy restaurant and the attire calls for a … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [11] Inherent Vice – Best Costume Design

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One Minute Review: Her (2013) [5.0]

HER // I have never smiled so much or felt so much emotion during a film this year than I did with “Her”. Feeling the presence of a smile while you’re watching a film is a rare thing, at least for me. The immense glow of emotion coming from this film is brought on, not just by the lavish performances, but by the eclectic … Read More One Minute Review: Her (2013) [5.0]

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For Your Consideration 2013: Her

From the trailer alone, I want to root for Joaquin Phoenix and his role in “Her” as a man looking for connection and finding it in the robotic voice that becomes his personal assistant. With director Spike Jonze guiding him and an emotional gambit to run, there’s no telling what Phoenix can deliver. Having been nominated three times for his acting work in different … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Her

New Trailer: Her – Official Trailer #1

HER // It’s about time Spike Jonze goes back to directing sincere, quirky films that put him on the map (“Adaptation.”, “Being John Malkovich”). “Her” is an emotional romance film, except instead of a man and a woman falling madly in love, it’s a man falling in love with a computer operating system. Sounds hot right? And somewhat laughable? But if there’s one thing … Read More New Trailer: Her – Official Trailer #1

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One Minute Review: Gladiator (2000)

Release Date May 5, 2000 Director Ridley Scott Screenplay David Franzoni John Logan William Nicholson Distributed By DreamWorks Pictures Budget $103 million Action, Adventure, Drama Rated R for intense, graphic combat 155 minutes Gladiator Ridley Scott directs this Academy Award winning period piece starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix that comes straight out of a Shakespearean story, with passion and betrayal, fathers and sons … Read More One Minute Review: Gladiator (2000)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [24] The Master – Three Nominations

THE MASTER BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Nominated Role: Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quell, an alcoholic World War II veteran who turns for help to the founder of a controversial group known as The Cause. As much as Joaquin Phoenix has fallen off the deep end as of late, with the whole mock-umentary debacle that hovered over our lives for almost a year, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [24] The Master – Three Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture Winner: Zero Dark Thirty (runner-up: Looper) Best Achievement in Directing Winner: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty) Best Lead Performance by an Actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (runner-ups: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, & John Hawkes, The Sessions) Best Lead Performance by an Actress Winners: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty  & Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Tie) Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo Best Cinematography: Mihai Malaimare, Jr., The Master Best Score: Reinhold Heil, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture – The Master Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Foreign Film – Amour Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, The Master. Best Actress – Emmanuelle Riva, Amour. Best Supporting Actor – Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln. Best Supporting Actress – Helen Hunt, The Sessions. Best Original Screenplay – Zero Dark Thirty. Best Adapted Screenplay – Lincoln. Best Film Editing – Argo … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

New Trailer: The Master – Official Teaser Trailer #1

THE MASTER / Guess who’s back? Both Joaquin Pheonix and Paul Thomas Anderson return to the big screen with a very vague, yet stylishly charming drama. In his first feature film since the Academy Award winning, There Will Be Blood, Anderson sets to direct Pheonix in his first film since dropping off the deep end in I’m Still Here. With both having a lot … Read More New Trailer: The Master – Official Teaser Trailer #1