Wonderful Surprises from the 2015 AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ 4th annual best-of-the-year award ceremony wrapped up on Jan. 29, 2015. It nearly slipped right past my radar. I’m so wrapped up in my narrow-minded American patriotism to recognize when an international film award ceremony takes place. I should be ashamed of myself. But I digress.

Reading the recap of winners and losers from the AACTA event, I noticed a few great things Continue reading Wonderful Surprises from the 2015 AACTA Awards

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Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013) Movie Review

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 is an HBO documentary short subject that follows suicide hotline responders as they deal with consoling suicidal veterans and talking them down from the brink. Continue reading Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (2013) Movie Review

Citizenfour (2014) Movie Review

Laura Poitras’ documentary film attempts to give an inside look at the Edward Snowden NSA surveillance scandal of 2013 by showing an exclusive interview with Snowden himself during the days in which his stories broke and giving Continue reading Citizenfour (2014) Movie Review

Whiplash (2014) Movie Review

Damien Chazelle’s jazz drama (who would’ve thought those two words would ever be put together?) stars Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. It centers on jazz drummer Andrew (Teller). Andrew studies at Shaffer Conservatory and aspires to be one of the greatest drummers of all time. One day, Andrew is confronted in a practice room by intimidating Conductor Terrence Fletcher Continue reading Whiplash (2014) Movie Review

2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Original Score

 

The Nominees:

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel — Alexandre Desplat
  • The Imitation Game — Alexandre Desplat
  • Interstellar — Hans Zimmer
  • Mr. Turner — Gary Yershon
  • The Theory of Everything — Johann Johannsson

Continue reading 2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Original Score

2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Adapted Screenplay

 

The Nominees:

  • Jason Hall — American Sniper
  • Graham Moore — The Imitation Game
  • Paul Thomas Anderson — Inherent Vice
  • Anthony McCarten — The Theory of Everything
  • Damien Chazelle — Whiplash

Continue reading 2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Adapted Screenplay

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