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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Awards for 2012 Films, it begins

the award season is in swing for the 2012 films

NY Film critics have spoken

New York Film Critics Circle Winners -- 'Zero Dark Thirty' Best Film



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Best Film
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Screenplay
Tony Kushner (Lincoln)

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Actress
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour

Best Animated Film
Frankenweenie

Best Supporting Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Bernie, Magic Mike)

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field (Lincoln)

Best Cinematographer
Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
The Central Park Five

Best First Film
David France (How To Survive A Plague)
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Daniel Day-Lewis seems a lock.
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Wait, "Ted" isn't on the list.
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DDL was the only good part of Lincoln, but he was hardly better than Joaquin Phoenix in The Master.
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I sat through The Master again recently, and I will say I liked it a lot more.
Whatever issues I thought I had with it the first time were not as bad as I thought they were. Both Phoenix and Hoffman are at the top of their games. It is not P T Anderson's best work, but it is one of the better films on 2012.

Lincoln is a Spielberg film that is tolerable, often he makes crap films. This is not one of those. DDL is of course, outstanding. The sentimentality and reshaping of history to pander to the mass audience will make this a hit and winner of many awards.
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I guess I'm left to be the resident Lincoln lover here. Though I know NSW is just as smitten with it. Wherever he is.
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Cinematically I didn't find much to get excited about. It's a writer's and actor's film more than anything else I've seen from Spielberg.

Also, that phoniness of the opening scene is near-unforgivable. Luckily it mostly avoids that kind of pandering for the rest of the film.
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the opening scene is unforgivable and would have been a laugh out loud moment if anyone had any awareness of the reality of the times,
and yes they left that blatant pandering and moved on to the less obvious, the film was good to look at, DDL was very good, the 13th amendment history lesson worthwhile for those that thought the slaves threw down their chains and went free at the 'Emancipation Proclamation."
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I guess I'm left to be the resident Lincoln lover here. Though I know NSW is just as smitten with it. Wherever he is.
I'm here, and, yes, I was totally smitten with it. The opening scene is easily and quickly forgotten, unless you're going out of your way to make sure you have something negative to say about the film, in my opinion.

And, fuck me, have not seen The Master yet. It never played in Munich and I cannot find it here right now. Desperately need to see it and I do not want to wait until it's on Blu Ray.
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The opening scene was everything I was afraid the film was going to be, so when it was basically isolated by the end of the film, I was very pleasantly surprised.

One of the best cast films in recent memory, for my money.
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I really did not know that the film would drill so deeply into the process of getting the amendment ratified. I found the strategy, dialogue and execution of that to be endlessly fascinating. And, agreed with Little Lord Piss, the cast was excellent, to say the least.

DDL's performance does not even require discussion.
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The opening scene was everything I was afraid the film was going to be, so when it was basically isolated by the end of the film, I was very pleasantly surprised.

One of the best cast films in recent memory, for my money.
I wouldn't say it was competely isolated, as Lincoln's conversation with Mary's seamstress rang equally false, even considering the character's fascinating real-life story.

Wasn't crazy about the ending either, but I learned a long time ago never to expect a great one from this director.

Nothing else bad for me to say, as I really enjoyed it overall.

My favorite performance after DDL was James Spader. Such against-type work from him, and his character brought some necessary levity and earthiness.
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My favorite performance after DDL was James Spader. Such against-type work from him, and his character brought some necessary levity and earthiness.
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NSW, you should have a chance to see The Master this season, as I imagine it will return to at least one theatre so awards voters who missed it can still check it out in a theatre.

It also hasn't hit the (admittedly small) second run circuit yet as far as I know, so there's that possibility too.
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NSW, you should have a chance to see The Master this season, as I imagine it will return to at least one theatre so awards voters who missed it can still check it out in a theatre.

It also hasn't hit the (admittedly small) second run circuit yet as far as I know, so there's that possibility too.
Yeah, you're right, thanks. I literally check Fandango every morning to see if it pops up. I'm sure it will re-emerge soon.

Do you have a second run theater that you're fond of, by the way? There was a decent one near where I live but it closed down.....I'm sure if you have one it's up near you but still......
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