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My 6th Annual Film Awards: The Nominations

best-picture-2016

Vote on these awards here.

Best Picture:

  • Christine
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Elle
  • Fences
  • The Handmaiden
  • Indignation
  • Jackie
  • The Lobster
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Weiner

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My Six-Month Film Awards: 2016

The Lobster poster

“Why a lobster?” “Because lobsters live for over 100 years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and they stay fertile all of their lives.”

Picture:

  1. The Lobster
  2. Weiner
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Zootopia
  6. Swiss Army Man
  7. Tale of Tales
  8. The Invitation
  9. Lamb
  10. Elvis & Nixon

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EVEREST Review – ****

60 years ago, it would have been in Cinerama. (Source)

60 years ago, it would have been in Cinerama. (Source)

Everest is not a film that inspires extended commentary, at least for those who are not mountaineers, armchair or otherwise. That’s not because it’s a bad film, though–indeed, despite the somewhat muted (if ultimately positive) reviews, it’s a very good example of a true spectacle, a film designed for the IMAX 3D experience, which for its first week of release it is being shown exclusively in.

And if you can, you should see it thus. The 3D might not add much (though I confess it has almost never done so for me), but the vast screen and especially the enveloping sound make for a galvanizing experience, elevating quite a solid film into something like a cinematic event.

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