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The Artist’s Uggie and Red Dog’s Koko win big at Golden Collar Awards

Continuing The Artist‘s domination of the 2012 awards’ circuit, star Uggie was named Best Dog in a Theatrical Film for his stirring performance in the black-and-white silent film at the 1st Annual Golden Collar Awards. The Jack Russell Terrier beat out Beginners‘ Cosmo, 50/50‘s Denver and Young Adult‘s Hummer. Uggie was also nominated in the same category for his gender-bending […]

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The Artist, Tinker Tailor dominate at BAFTAs

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Oscar favourite The Artist collected a number of major prizes at the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards. The silent black-and-white pic nabbed Best Film, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Original Screenplay (Hazanavicius), Best Leading Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Original Music (Ludovic Bource), Best Cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman) and […]

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Ready to start – Beginners review

Beginners – Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent. Directed by Mike Mills. Rated M. Originally published August 1, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. One of the great cosmic practical jokes is humanity’s enduring inability to capture, well, humanity on screen, which is probably why we make so many films about fighting robots instead. It’s the great desire of an artist; to depict human […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2011

The Top 10 Films of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. It’s the final week of 2011, so we’re sharing with you, once again, our end-of-year lists. This was originally published on December 22, 2011. That’s all she wrote. The end is nigh. And despite what Lenny Kravitz might sing, it is indeed over. 2011 is rapidly coming […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2011

The Top 10 Films of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. That’s all she wrote. The end is nigh. And despite what Lenny Kravitz might sing, it is indeed over. 2011 is rapidly coming to a close, and after having sat through almost 250 films, I have selected a top ten (plus 20 honourable mentions) to put […]

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The 10 best male performances of 2011

The 10 best male performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by ranking our favourite performances of the year? Look past the inherent ridiculousness of comparing dudes who play vicious murderers with those dressed in […]

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The Artist named Best Picture by NYFCC

The New York Film Critics Circle has officially kicked off the awards’ season by being the first major guild to bequeath honours to the films of 2011. Silent black-and-white flick – and Cannes favourite – The Artist was named Best Picture, with helmer Michel Hazanavicuius picking up Best Director. The Weinstein Company’s crowd-pleaser is now […]

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Ready to start – Beginners review

Beginners – Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent. Directed by Mike Mills. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Beginners played the Melbourne International Film Festival. It arrives in Australian cinemas August 25, 2011. One of the great cosmic practical jokes is humanity’s enduring inability to capture, well, humanity on screen, which is probably why […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Ten

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day 10. By Simon Miraudo. Only yesterday I was lamenting the fact that I had hit the proverbial wall in my attempt to watch 60 films during the 17 days of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival. Well, like a bolt from the blue, my singular brand of melancholia was […]

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