December 9, 2010 • 5:14 pm
You have to take with a pinch of salt any conclusion drawn from the announcement of the 2010 National Board of Review Awards. As traditional starting gun of the film awards season they manage to gather a lot of attention but the clout they have on the rest of the awards race is limited at best.
The Oscar hopes of many films start and end in the NBR and, as a rule of thumb, one might argue that films that win here won’t fare well later in the season, especially on the big night at the Academy Awards. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Uncategorized, Another Year, buried, Jacki Weaver, Lesley Manville, National Board of Review, Rodrigo Cortés
October 12, 2010 • 3:27 pm
David Michod’s Animal Kingdom is not an easy film to watch. To start with, it takes around half an hour to get used to the thick Aussie accent and, more importantly, to the savage rules that reign over the Animal Kingdom in which the characters (and the film itself) live. However, if you manage to watch until the end you will enjoy one of the most satisfying film experiences coming from the land down under in years. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Uncategorized, Animal Kingdom, Best Supporting Actress, David Michod, Jacki Weaver