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Two serious men – Footnote review

Footnote – Starring Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi. Directed by Joseph Cedar. Rated PG. Originally published March 12, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Footnote opens in select Australian cinemas on April 19, 2012. Joseph Cedar’s Footnote is easily one of the most exciting and creatively executed films about Jewish academics poring over the Torah ever made, excluding perhaps Joel and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man (which really does […]

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Two serious men – Footnote review

Footnote – Starring Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi. Directed by Joseph Cedar. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Footnote plays the Perth International Arts Festival from March 12 – 25. Click here for more details. It arrives in cinemas nationally April 5, 2012. Joseph Cedar’s Footnote is easily one of the most exciting and creatively executed films about […]

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Wolf it down – The Grey review

The Grey – Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Liam Neeson has spent much of his career playing larger than life characters, both real and fictional: Oskar Schindler, Zeus, Aslan, Rob Roy, Ra’s al Ghul, Qui-Gon Jinn, John ‘Hannibal’ Smith. Yet, bafflingly, it’s his […]

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God complex – A Serious Man review

A Serious Man – Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind and Sari Lennick. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Rated M. Originally published November 18, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Those cheeky Coen Brothers. They love to run both their characters and their audience through the wringer, don’t they? After turning the spy genre on its head […]

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Oscar fallout – the biggest snubs and shocks of this year’s nominees!

“Dear Hollywood. You’re great. From Hollywood.”We can only assume that these six words were etched upon the envelope containing the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards. Yep, the Oscars are the most self-congratulatory event on the Hollywood calendar. But you know what? I love ‘em. I love ‘em love ‘em love ‘em. I love evaluating […]

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WGA nominees announced!

source: wga.org The Writers Guild of America have announced their nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. The usual suspects are here, along with some glaring omissions and a couple of surprises too. Check out the nominees below! Best Original Screenplay (500) Days of Summer – Scott Nuestadter and Michael H. WeberAvatar – […]

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National Board of Review names best films of 2009

source: nbrmp.com The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures last week handed out their awards for their favourite films of 2009. The winners are as follows: Best Film: Up in the Air Top 10 Films (not including winner): An Education, (500) Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, The Messenger, A Serious […]

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God complex – A Serious Man review

A Serious Man – Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind and Sari Lennick. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Those cheeky Coen Brothers. They love to run both their characters and their audience through the wringer, don’t they? After turning the spy genre on its head with the black comedy Burn […]

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The Coen Brothers return with A Serious Man

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for The Coen Brothers latest feature, A Serious Man, has debuted online. A Serious Man tells the story of Jewish academic Larry Gopnik, a conflicted man looking to find clarity in 1960’s America. This is one of the more interesting trailers I’ve seen of late, and it certainly capitalises on the […]

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