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I Am Love
February 8, 2011 – 9:38 AM | 3 Comments
<I>I Am Love</I>

Death Race 32, Sarah 24; 2 of 24 categories completed
I didn’t set out to pay very close attention to I Am Love; it’s nominated for Best Costume Design, so I didn’t think I’d have to. …

The Wolfman
February 7, 2011 – 10:12 AM | 19 Comments
<I>The Wolfman</I>

Death Race 33, Sarah 23; 2 of 24 categories completed
I wish I’d seen it in the theater; The Wolfman isn’t quite campy enough to work, but in a few scenes, it’s close, and a Friday-night …

February 6, 2011 – 8:46 PM | 14 Comments

Death Race 34, Sarah 22; 2 of 24 categories completed
Your brother is dead. A creature like the one in the garden tore him apart. On the one hand, he made a huge mistake, venturing out …

Animal Kingdom
February 5, 2011 – 12:01 PM | 17 Comments
<I>Animal Kingdom</I>

Death Race 35, Sarah 21; 2 of 24 categories completed
This is a brilliant piece of storytelling, right here. For all the rending of garments I do about the ODR forcing me to watch shite like …

February 4, 2011 – 10:27 AM | 33 Comments

Death Race 36, Sarah 20; 2 of 24 categories completed
I dreaded it. Two and a half hours…about dreams? Didn’t Robin Williams already do this? Didn’t Leonardo DiCaprio, for that matter? And does stupid Juno have …

February 3, 2011 – 10:00 AM | 9 Comments

Death Race 37, Sarah 19; 1 of 24 categories completed
GasLand, a doc about the dangers posed to the national water supply by hydro-fracturing (“fracking”), gets off to a precious, over-edited start, and Josh Fox’s grating …

Black Swan
January 31, 2011 – 6:49 PM | 31 Comments
<I>Black Swan</I>

Death Race 38, Sarah 18; 1 of 24 categories completed
I didn’t know what to make of Black Swan during the movie, and I still don’t. It’s laughably obvious, ambiguous, sentimental, frustrating, dark, sharply observed, and …

January 31, 2011 – 4:55 PM | 13 Comments

Death Race 38, Sarah 18; 1 of 24 categories completed
I may be remembering this incorrectly, but I believe I saw the trailer for Unstoppable while watching The Town with the Couch Baron. Everyone else in …

How To Train Your Dragon
January 31, 2011 – 9:26 AM | 24 Comments
<I>How To Train Your Dragon</I>

Death Race 38, Sarah 18; 1 of 24 categories completed
We decided to side with it early on, when we heard Jay Baruchel’s voice, and after the “…Astrid [choir of angels / slo-mo]” moment, but all …

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I
January 30, 2011 – 6:37 PM | 15 Comments
<I>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I</I>

See my comments on last year’s nominated iteration of the franchise. It has a few nice moments, but feels a little slower than the last one, and the acting is quite poor in spots. It’s …