Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lincoln leads the Vancouver Film Critic Nominations

Lincoln, The Master and Zero Dark Thirty will compete for the best picture of the year at the Vancouver Film Critics. Thirty and Lincoln were nominated for Director while Ang Lee took Paul Thomas Anderson's spot in the category. 


Les Miserables Review


Over the years, the musical has battled hard to maintain its standing in cinema. The genre was huge in Classic Hollywood cinema, but lost its distinction in the latter part of the 20th century. In 2002, "Chicago" heralded the genre's return to the mainstream cinema but few musicals since have really garnered similar critical reception or even widespread love from audiences. Ten years later, Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" has the potential to bring back the prominence of the genre.

Based on the hugely popular musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (which in turn is based of Victor Hugo's gargantuan novel), Hooper's film is massive in scope and grandeur. The presentation of the film is highly operatic as Hooper balances the visual requirements of cinema while also allowing the music to dominate throughout. For those unfamiliar with "Les Miz" (as it is often called), the musical is essentially through-sung. There are few extensive moments of spoken dialogue; instead the characters sing to one another continuously even when they are not in the context of a song. During the songs, Hooper rarely moves his camera and maintains the performer in a close-up. Occasionally, he'll create a great deal of movement or action in the context of the song (such as in the Thénadiers' "Master of the House") to propel the plot forward, but his choice to stay close on the soloists during their respective songs maintains an intimacy and realism that is often lost in the pomp of other films of this genre. Some might complain that the technique is overused and keeps the film from developing a visual dynamic, but Hooper's decision serves the actors (who all give tremendous performances in all respects) and also enables Schönberg's music to resonate. Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Oscars 2013: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

Best Supporting Actor Nominations Predictions

Alan Arkin (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holy Motors leads the Online Film Critics Society



The Online Critics Society has nominated Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, The Master, Zero Dark Thirty and Holy Motors for the best picture of the year. Holy Motors also scored best director and actor nomination as well as foreign film.

Full List of nominees

The EDA Women's journalist nominees

The EDA have nominated three films. Zero Dark Thirty, Lincon, and Argo have been nominated for best film as well as best director. The awards will be handed out after the holiday season.


Full List of Nominees

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Django Unchained Video Review by Latinos Post

Zero Dark Thirty Review


"Zero Dark Thirty,"Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar winning "The Hurt Locker,"is a riveting account of the manhunt that led to the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. Like her prior film, "Zero Dark Thirty" is a masterful display of gritty filmmaking that delivers interesting political commentary without ever taking a moral side. However, what makes Zero Dark Thirty a more successful film is that Bigelow manages to keep track of the humanism among the politicking and lengthy jargon-filled conversations.

As the film initiates a title card indicates September 11, 2001. Bigelow tactfully brings the viewer back in time with a cacophony of phone conversations overlapping on a black screen. Knowing the traumatic effect the imagery could have on certain viewers, Bigelow tactfully maintains a black screen throughout the sequence, which is all the more impactful. After a few moments, Bigelow cuts to 2003 where the CIA is in the midst of its operation to find bin Laden. The initial sequences of the film feature the controversial torture scenes that have been called into question by a number of politicians, but the Academy Award winning director shows a great deal of restraint in the portrayal of such cruel moments. While Bigelow shows enough to make one uncomfortable, none of the tortures are ever drawn out or gratuitous in execution. The sequences also serve to establish Bigelow's decision to present the film in an objective manner. We do not get to interact enough with most of these characters and the decision to maintain some distance ensures that there is no kinship with either side. There are no good guys or bad guys in this tale; just humans. It makes for some interesting questioning of the treatment of the prisoners and even makes the viewer wonder whether the revenge on bin Laden really made all the crimes against other humans worthwhile. Even as American characters spew out statistics on how many people bin Laden has killed, one is often left wondering if these Americans really do have the moral high ground in these conversations and if their own torturing of the prisoners is not as bad as the crimes they keep on using to justify their actions. continue reading 

Argo wins the Oklahoma Film Critics


Argo picked up another best film at Oklahoma. The film also won best director and best screenplay. Amour and Wreck It Ralph picked up more awards as well.  

Full list of winners

Argo wins the Nevada Film Critics

Argo won yet another critics circle winning the Nevada Film critics. Ben Affleck tied with Kathryn BIgelow for the best director. John Hawkes obtained his first win and Helen Hunt and Jennifer Lawrence tied for best actress.  
Full List of winners

Friday, December 21, 2012

Amour makes it to the foreign film short list

The Academy Awards have shortlisted their foreign films. Five out of the nine films will get nominated for the Oscar in January.

Austria, "Amour," Michael Haneke, director;
     Canada, "War Witch," Kim Nguyen, director;
     Chile, "No," Pablo Larraín, director;
     Denmark, "A Royal Affair," Nikolaj Arcel, director;
     France, "The Intouchables," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;
     Iceland, "The Deep," Baltasar Kormákur, director;
     Norway, "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors;
     Romania, "Beyond the Hills," Cristian Mungiu, director;
     Switzerland, "Sister," Ursula Meier, director.

Zero Dark Thirty wins the Utah Film Critics


Zero Dark Thirty claimed another best picture at the Utah Film Critics. The film only won one award. Joaquin Phoenix took home another award while Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence tied for best actress. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Amour and The Master Lead the London Film Critics Nominees

Amour and The Master have been nominated for 7 awards at the London Film Critics. Argo, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild rounded out the other three slots in the best film of the year. Missing from the list include Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Argo wins the Phoenix Film Critics


Argo has won the Phoenix Film Critics. The film also won adapted screenplay and editing while Skyfall dominated the technical awards.

Zero Dark Thirty wins the Austin Film Critics, but The Master is the Big Winner


Zero Dark Thirty has won the Austin Film Critics. However The Master was the big winner as it took 3 awards. Overall the citics were split giving their awards to a number of films. 

Argo Wins Florida Film Critics

Argo has won yet again at the Florida Film Critics. The film also won best director and best screenplay. This award marks the fourth precursor award for Affleck's beloved film. 



Lincoln wins the Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics


Lincoln has won its first critics circle at the Dallas Fort worth critics.The film also won the acting categories while Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain took home the actress and directing awards for Zero Dark Thirty.

The Master wins the Toronto Film Critics

The Master has won the Toronto Film Critics. The film picked up 4 awards including best supporting actor, best director and best screenplay.  Denis Lavant and Rachel Weisz picked up the best actor awards  and Amour went home with the Foreign Film Award.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed wins the Indiana Journalists Associations Awards

Safety Not Guaranteed wins at Indiana surprising every major awards contenders.Quentin Tarentino was chosen as the Best director of the year. 



Argo wins the Southeastern film critics


Argo was named the top film at the SouthEastern Film Critics. The film also won best director. Daniel Day-Lewis continued to round up trophies while Jennifer Lawrence continued her battle against Jessica Chastain. Phillip Seymour Hoffman won another prize and Anne Hathaway secured her front runner statis.

Argo wins the St. Louis Film Critics


Argo went home with the best film award at the St. Louis Film Critcs. The film also won best director while Daniel Day Lewis Jessica Chastain, Ann Dowd, Helen Hunt and Christoph Waltz went home with the acting awards.

Zero Dark Thirty wins the Chicago Film Critics

The Chicago Film Critics won the Chicago Film Critics winning five awards including Actress and director. The Master went home with four awards while Lincoln,and  Beasts of the Southern Wild took home 2 awards.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silver Linings wins the Satellite Awards


Silver Linings Playbook took home the top prize at the Satellite awards winning its second award of the week. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were named the Best Actors of the year and David O. Russell won best director. 

Lincoln Leads the Houston Film Critics

Lincoln received 8 nominations at the Houston Film Critics while The Master and Les Miserables followed with 6 nominations a piece.


Zero Dark Thirty wins the African American Films Critics

Zero Dark Thirty win the African American critics with Denzel Washington and Emayatzy Corinealdi winning best actor and actress awards. Ben Affleck won the best director award and Middle of Nowhere won the best screenplay award. 

The Master wins the San Francisco Film Critics

The Master won the San Francisco Film Critics tonight. The film also won Best Actor while Zero Dark Thirty won best director and best screenplay.


The Master has been names the best film at Kansas City Film Critics



The Master won best film at the Kansas City Film Critics. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was also honored while Ang Lee won Best director. This mark the fourth loss for Zero Dark Thirty making the film no longer the front runner.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hobbit Review


Back in 2001 when Peter Jackson released his original Lord of the Rings trilogy, another major franchise was also in the midst of release. While the prequel Star Wars trilogy drew the ire of the critics for its indulgent use of CGI and childish tone and performances (Jar Jar Binks for example), Jackson's films were venerated as the apex of fantasy filmmaking with its heart-warming characters and emotionally engaging quest.

A little over 10 years later it seems that history repeats itself, but not in the way Jackson would have hoped. While his original Lord of the Rings films were all three hours in length, they were based on substantial novels that together number well over 1,000 pages. His new trilogy however is based upon The Hobbit, a novel barely over 200 pages and the lack of material is clearly present in his first installment An Unexpected Journey. Continue Reading

Friday, December 14, 2012

Golden Globe snubs


The Golden Globes nominations were announced on December 13. While many actors were helped by their nominations, some lost momentum for potential Oscar nominations.

The biggest snub came in the animated category with Paranorman being left out of the Best Animated film category. The film has been hailed by critics and was thought to be the frontrunner to win the Oscar award, but now looks like it is in trouble after missing a Globe nomination.

The other major snub was for Beasts of the Southern Wild which was completely shutout with no nominations. The film is expected to receive a best picture nomination at the Oscars but the last two days have been bad for the Sundance hit. The Screen Actors Guild also ignored the film when their nominations were announced. continue reading 

Silver Linings Playbook wins the Detroit Film Critics

Silver Linings Playbook won the Detroit film critics winning 5 awards. This is the third critic society that  Zero Dark Thirty loses. The race now has no frontrunner making for an interesting awards season.   

The Master leads the Chicago Film Critics

The Master obtained 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics followed by nine for Beats of the Southern Wild. Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln continue to make head way as the frontrunners. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lincoln leads the Golden Globe nominations

In a year that has become predictable in terms of best films of the year, the Golden Globes did little to surprise. Lincoln led the race with 7 nominations, while Argo and Django Unchained led with five nominations. The list was populated with A listers and clarified once again that Daniel Day Lewis and Jessica Chastain are the frontrunners in the leading actor races while Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway will be the ultimate supporting actor races. Django Unchained received a plethora of nominations but neither Christoph Waltz or Leonardo DiCaprio  will most likely not translate to the Oscars. Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom and Les Miserables led the musical and comedy best picture race with Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Salmon Fishing Yemen rounding out the category. While the list this year is more or less what we've seen, it will be interesting to see what the Globes pick as their best picture.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Life of Pi Wins the Las Vegas Film Critics


Life of Pi won the Las Vegas Film Critics shutting out the Zero Dark Thirty. Lincoln went home with two awards while Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway picked up more awarded solidifying their frontrunner positions.  

Django Unchained Review


The undeniable genius of Quentin Tarantino is that it is impossible to predict anything about his films or filmmaking. Not only are all of his works imbued with trademark wit, solid scripting, a tremendous ear for dialogue, top rate performances, and an amoral approach to violence, but Tarantino always finds a way to redefine the genre and style of film he is making.Inglorious Basterds showcased historical revision from the auteur and a comic touch to the often somber war genre. His early works such as Pulp Fiction  brought a new attitude to the gangster genre. With Django, Tarantino strives for a similar aesthetic with American slavery and the Western, but his overindulgent use of violence in latter sections of the film and some shoddy scripting ultimately creates a sloppy and predictable film.

In Django, Tarantino takes the Spaghetti Western to his own revision of the antebellum Southern United States where bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) rescues a slave named Django to help him seek out a trio of brothers that he must kill. Django aids him in exchange for his freedom and Schultz eventually agrees to help the former slave rescue his beloved Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from Candie Land where she is the slave of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Tarantino does not shy away from the fact that his main aim is to portray the evils of the slavery era as ferociously as he can. In order to do so, he villifies every white person in the film (except Schultz) as much as he can in order to create a stronger bond with the character's central figure of DjangoWhile subtlety has never been (and probably never will be ) a Tarantino trademark, it is extremely clear from the getgo that he is trying to guilt the viewer into this point of view and while we follow along with Django's quest, there is never a true affinity for him because of said manipulation. continue reading

Silver Linings Playbook and Lincoln lead the SAG Nominees

The Sag Awards announced their nominees with many big surprises including Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren, and Maggie Smith getting nominated. Surprised omissions included Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix for the The Master and Emanuelle Riva for Amour. Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook led with 4 nominees.

Argo wins the San Diego Film critics

Argo surprised at the San Diego Film critics winning the best picture of the year. Also surprising were the wins by Michelle Williams for Take this Waltz, Christoph waltz for Django Unchained and Emma Watson for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

75 songs to compete for best song at the Oscar

“For You” from “Act of Valor”
“Metaphorical Blanket” from “Any Day Now”
“Let It Rain” from “Being Flynn”
“Learn Me Right” from “Brave”
“Touch the Sky” from “Brave”
“Airport” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Come on Girl” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Someday” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
“Protect the King” from “Brooklyn Castle”
“California Solo” from “California Solo”
“Casa De Mi Padre” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“Del Cielo” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“Yo No Se” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
“No Other Plans” from “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
“By the Light of the Moon” from “Crossroad”
“The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from “Damsels in Distress”
“When You Comin’ Home” from “Darling Companion”
“Death by China” from “Death by China”
“Delhi Safari” from “Delhi Safari”
“Ancora Qui” from “Django Unchained”
“Freedom” from “Django Unchained”
“100 Black Coffins” from “Django Unchained”
“Who Did That to You?” from “Django Unchained”
“How Bad Can I Be?” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Let It Grow” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Thneedville” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
“Ain’t No Train” from “Downtown Express”
“You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from “Fame High”
“Jose’s Martyrdom” from “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada”
“Strange Love” from “Frankenweenie”
“Voodoo” from “Halloween Party”
“Luna Nascosta” from “Hidden Moon”
“Song of the Lonely Mountain” from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Abraham’s Daughter” from “The Hunger Games”
“Master of the Seas” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
“We Are” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
“Looking for a Sign” from “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
“From Here to the Moon and Back” from “Joyful Noise”
“He’s Everything” from “Joyful Noise”
“I’m Yours” from “Joyful Noise”
“Wide Awake” from “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
“Cosmonaut” from “Lawless”
“Beaten Up and Broken Down” from “Least among Saints”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
“When I Grow Up” from “Losing Control”
“Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
“Ladies of Tampa” from “Magic Mike”
“The Baddest Man Alive” from “The Man with the Iron Fists”
“This Gift” from “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
“Still Alive” from “Paul Williams Still Alive”
“Dotted Line” from “People Like Us”
“Snake Eyes” from “Promised Land”
“Razors.Out” from “The Raid: Redemption”
“I’m Not Leaving” from “Re:Generation”
“Still Dream” from “Rise of the Guardians”
“Undercover Love” from “Rock of Ages”
“Big Machine” from “Safety Not Guaranteed”
“I Be Here” from “Saint Dracula”
“I Have Secrets” from “Saint Dracula”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
“Breath of Life” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
“Gone” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
“One Wing” from “Sparkle”
“Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
“Feel Love” from “Struck by Lightning”
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
“Never Had” from “10 Years”
“Dull Tool” from “This Is 40″
“She Won’t Let Go” from “Until They Are Home”
“Kiss Me Goodbye” from “Virginia”
“Anything Made of Paper” from “West of Memphis”
“Hashishet Albi” from “Where Do We Go Now?”
“When Can I See You Again?” from “Wreck-It Ralph”

The Impossible and Take this Waltz lead the Detroit Film Critics


The Impossible and Take this Waltz surprised with nominations for best picture, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook joined the list. 

The Avenger's gets nominated for the Phoenix Film Critics


The Avenger's and Skyfall were nominated for the Best film at the Phoenix Film Critics. Favorites Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln also joined the list withew Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook.  

Django Unchained leads the St. Louis Film Critics


Django Unchained picked up 8 nominations with the St. Louis Film critics including Best picture. Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Lincoln  and Zero Dark Thirty were also nominated. 

Lincoln Leads the Critics Choice Awards with 13 Nominations


Lincoln leads the critics choice awards with 13 nominations. Les Miserables also obtained 11 nominations while Silver Linings regained steam with 10 nominations and The Master drew in 7 nominations.  Zero Dark Thirty had a soft showing with only 5 nominations and Beasts of the Southern Wild had very little support with 3 nominations. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

104 films compete for best score at the Academy Awards


"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," Henry Jackman, composer 
"After the Wizard," Stephen Main, composer 
"Alex Cross," John Debney and Sebastian Morton, composers 
"The Amazing Spider-Man," James Horner, composer 
"Anna Karenina," Dario Marianelli, composer 
"Argo," Alexandre Desplat, composer 
"Battleship," Steve Jablonsky, composer 
"The Bay," Marcelo Zarvos, composer 
"Beasts of the Southern Wild," Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers 
"Being Flynn," Damon Gough, composer 
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Thomas Newman, composer 
"Big Miracle," Cliff Eidelman, composer 
"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," David Cieri, composer 
"Brave," Patrick Doyle, composer 
"Brooklyn Castle," B. Satz, composer 
"Chasing Ice," J. Ralph, composer 
"Chasing Mavericks," Chad Fischer, composer 
"Chicken with Plums," Olivier Bernet, composer 
"Chimpanzee," Nicholas Hooper, composer 
"Cloud Atlas," Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, composers 
"Compliance," Heather McIntosh, composer 
"Contraband," Clinton Shorter, composer 
"The Dark Knight Rises," Hans Zimmer, composer 
"Dark Shadows," Danny Elfman, composer 
"Darling Companion," James Newton Howard, composer 
"Deadfall," Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers 
"The Dictator," Erran Baron Cohen, composer 
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," John Powell, composer 
"End of Watch," David Sardy, composer 
"Ethel," Miriam Cutler, composer 
"Flight," Alan Silvestri, composer 
"For a Good Time, Call..." John Swihart, composer 
"For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada," James Horner, composer 
"Frankenweenie," Danny Elfman, composer 
"Fun Size," Deborah Lurie, composer 
"Girl in Progress," Christopher Lennertz, composer 
"The Grey," Marc Streitenfeld, composer 
"The Guilt Trip," Christophe Beck, composer 
"Hidden Moon," Luis Bacalov, composer 
"Hitchcock," Danny Elfman, composer 
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," Howard Shore, composer 
"Hotel Transylvania," Mark Mothersbaugh, composer 
"House at the End of the Street," Theo Green, composer 
"The Hunger Games," James Newton Howard, composer 
"Hyde Park on Hudson," Jeremy Sams, composer 
"Ice Age Continental Drift," John Powell, composer 
"The Impossible," Fernando Velázquez, composer 
"Jack Reacher," Joe Kraemer, composer 
"John Carter," Michael Giacchino, composer 
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," Andrew Lockington, composer 
"Lawless," Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers 
"Life of Pi," Mychael Danna, composer 
"Lincoln," John Williams, composer 
"Lola Versus," Will Bates and Philip Mossman, composers 
"Looper," Nathan Johnson, composer 
"The Lucky One," Mark Isham, composer 
"LUV," Nuno Malo, composer 
"The Man with the Iron Fists," RZA and Howard Drossin, composers 
"Marvel's The Avengers," Alan Silvestri, composer 
"The Master," Jonny Greenwood, composer 
"Men in Black 3," Danny Elfman, composer 
"Middle of Nowhere," Kathryn Bostic, composer 
"Mirror Mirror," Alan Menken, composer 
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Geoff Zanelli, composer 
"On the Road," Gustavo Santaolalla, composer 
"The Pardon," Ashley Irwin, composer 
"Parental Guidance," Marc Shaiman, composer 
"People Like Us," A.R. Rahman, composer 
"The Possession," Anton Sanko, composer 
"Prometheus," Marc Streitenfeld, composer 
"Promised Land," Danny Elfman, composer 
"The Raid: Redemption," Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese, composers 
"Red Tails," Terence Blanchard, composer 
"Rise of the Guardians," Alexandre Desplat, composer 
"Ruby Sparks," Nick Urata, composer 
"Safe House," Ramin Djawadi, composer 
"Safety Not Guaranteed," Ryan Miller, composer 
"Saint Dracula," Sreevalsan J. Menon, composer 
"Savages," Adam Peters, composer 
"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff, composers 
"The Sessions," Marco Beltrami, composer 
"Sinister," Christopher Young, composer 
"Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer 
"Smashed," Eric D. Johnson and Andy Cabic, composers 
"Snow White and the Huntsman," James Newton Howard, composer 
"Taken 2," Nathaniel Mechaly, composer 
"Ted," Walter Murphy, composer 
"Think Like a Man," Christopher Lennertz, composer 
"This Means War," Christophe Beck, composer 
"A Thousand Words," John Debney, composer 
"The Three Stooges," John Debney, composer 
"Trashed," Vangelis, composer 
"Trouble with the Curve," Marco Beltrami, composer 
"21 Jump Street," Mark Mothersbaugh, composer 
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," Carter Burwell, composer 
"Until They Are Home," Jamie Dunlap, composer 
"War of the Worlds The True Story," Jamie Hall, composer 
"The Watch," Christophe Beck, composer 
"West of Memphis," Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, composers 
"Where Do We Go Now?" Khaled Mouzanar, composer 
"Won't Back Down," Marcelo Zarvos, composer 
"The Words," Marcelo Zarvos, composer 
"Wreck-It Ralph," Henry Jackman, composer 
"Zero Dark Thirty," Alexandre Desplat, composer

Broken wins the British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards announced their annual awards with Broken winning the top of award and Berberian Sound Studio obtaining a slew of awards.


The Master and Argo lead the San Diego Film Critics


The Master leads the San Diego Film Critcs with nine nominations while Argo obtained eight nominations.

The AFI top ten films of the year


ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
MOONRISE KINGDOM
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
ZERO DARK THIRTY