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The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012

The Top 10 Male Performances of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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Interview: Ben Lewin (The Sessions)

Interview: Ben Lewin (The Sessions). By Simon Miraudo. When The Sessions (formerly The Surrogate) claimed the top prizes at Sundance earlier in the year, it wasn’t a plucky American upstart that took to the stage and basked in the applause. Instead, 66-year-old Australian writer-director Ben Lewin made his way to the podium, accompanied by wife […]

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Good intent – The Sessions review

The Sessions – Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy. Directed by Ben Lewin. By Richard Haridy. The Sessions played the Melbourne International Film Festival. It arrives in Australian cinemas November 8, 2012. The Sessions is a tender, well-intentioned examination of a disabled man exploring his sexual identity, but sometimes a film needs […]

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Trailer Debut: The Sessions

Ben Lewin‘s The Sessions was one of the big hits out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, picking up the Audience Award and the Special Jury Prize for its acting ensemble. It’s now headed to cinemas, before ultimately making a run for Oscar. Formerly known as The Surrogate,¬†it stars John Hawkes as a¬†paraplegic man determined […]

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