Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fandor's Oscar analysis

Take a look at Fandor's breakdown of the best Acting categories at the Oscars. They're pretty interesting as they analyze each actor's performance and give some hefty insight.

Monday, February 24, 2014

12 Years a Slave Wins Satellite

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Actress in a Supporting Role
June Squibb, Nebraska
Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave              
Motion Picture, International Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown   
Motion Picture, Animated or Mix Media
The Wind Rises
Motion Picture, Documentary
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 
Screenplay, Original
David O. Russell, Eric Singer, American Hustle
Screenplay, Adapted
Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Philomena
Original Score
Steven Price, Gravity 
Original Song
“Young and Beautiful,”   The Great Gatsby 
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis 
Visual Effects
Tim Webber, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence, and Neil Corbould,  Gravity 
Film Editing
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, and Alan Baumgarten, American Hustle
Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Glenn Freemantle, Chris Munro, Niv Adiri, Skip Lievsay and Christopher Benstead, Gravity   
Art Direction and Production Design
Catherine Martin and Beverly Dunn, The Great Gatsby 
Costume Design
Michael O’Connor, The Invisible Woman 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cinema Audio Society Winners

Production Mixer --Chris Munro, CAS
Rerecording Mixer -- Skip Lievsay, CAS

Rerecording Mixer -- Niv Adiri
Rerecording Mixer -- Christopher Benstead
Scoring Mixer -- Gareth Cousins
ADR Mixer -- Thomas J. O'Connell
Foley Mixer – Adam Mendez
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Gabriel Guy
Rerecording Mixer -- David E. Fluhr, CAS
Rerecording Mixer -- Gabriel Guy
Scoring Mixer -- Casey Stone
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang

Costume Designers Guild Winners

Blue Jasmine – Suzy Benzinger
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Trish Summerville

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Blog Name

Hi Guys
As you may have seen we have changed the title of the blog. We hope this may not confuse the viewer. We hope you continue to join us and enjoy the content we have presented throughout the past few years.

The Salazars 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Face of Love Review

The Face of Love
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" is undoubtedly one of the greatest masterpieces in cinema history. The film, which relates a detective's obsessive transformation of a stranger into his dead lover, has been known for its astute psychological depth and thrilling tension. More importantly, the film represents the epitome of the objectification of women theme that dominates many of Hitchcock's cinematic gems. Continue Reading 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Golden Reel Award Winners

  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Produced by: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Glenn Freemantle
  • Sound Designer: Glenn Freemantle
  • Foley Artist: Nicolas Becker
  • Sound Design Editors: Niv Adiri, Ben Barker, Eilam Hoffman
  • Sound Effects Editor: Danny Freemantle
  • Foley Editor: Hugo Adams

Sunday, February 16, 2014

12 Years a Slave Wins Bafta

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best British Film: Gravity
Best Animated Film: Frozen
Best Foreign Film: The Great Beauty
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Director: Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett: Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor Barkhad Abdi: Captain Phillips
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence: American Hustle
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jeff Pope: Philomena
Best Original Screenplay: Eric Singer, David O. Russell: American Hustle
Best Cinematography: Emanuel Lubeski: Gravity
Best Music: Steven Price: Gravity
Best Makeup and Hair: American Hustle
Best Sound: Gravity
Best Editing: Rush
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Special Effects: Gravity
Best Short Film Animation: Sleeping with Fishes
Best Short Film Live Action: Room 8
Outstanding British Debut: Kelly + Victor
Rising Star Award: Will Poulter

Makeup and hairstylist Guild Awards

Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Candace Neal
Robert Stevenson

Donald Mowat
Pamela Westmore
American Hustle

Kathrine Gordon
Michelle Johnson
Dallas Buyers Club

Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Stephen Prouty
Tony Gardner

Gravity Wins the VES Awards

Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards are as follows:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Tim Webber
Nikki Penny
Neil Corbould
Richard McBride

Sunday, February 9, 2014

12 Years A Slave Wins the USC Scripter Award

The USC Scripter award has named "12 Years a Slave" the Best Adapted Screenplay of the year.

The film beat out Oscar nominees "Captain Phillips" and "Philomena." It also beat out Indie films' "What Maisie Knew," and "The Spectacular Now." Continue Reading 

The Great Gatsby Wins Art Directors Guild

  • Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film – K.K. Barrett – Her
  • Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film – Andy Nicholson – Gravity
  • Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film – Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsb

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Captain Phillips and American Hustle Win EDDIE

Best Edited Feature Drama
Captain Philips, Christopher Rouse
Best Edited Feature Comedy/Musical
American Hustle Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten
Best Edited Animated Feature
Frozen, Jeff Draheim
Best Edited Documentary
20 Feet from Stardom, Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes
Golden Eddie Award
Paul Greengrass
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV
Behind the Candelabra, Mary Ann Bernard

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Francisco' Top 10 of 2013


This may be late in awards season but I was finally able to put my top ten list together. This year I have not included an honorable mentions list but before I get to my top ten, there were some films that stood out this year that need mention. "What Richard Did" was a poignant character study with a star making performance by Jack Reynor while "Blue is the Warmest Color" broke tradition with its controversial themes. "Wadjda" was a beautifully told story about the difficulties of woman in the Middle East and "Rush" saw the greatest film that Ron Howard has made up to this point in his career. "What Maisie Knew" tackled divorce with such truthfulness while "Mud" told a very southern tale with amazing performances by Tye Sheridan and Matthew McConaughey. Finally "Fruitvale Station" was a display of honesty and realism while "The Spectacular Now" showed the damages of alcoholism and the realities of first love. All these films were movies that I loved and that all deserved a spot on this list. The following movies demonstrated the risks that directors took to create these 2013 masterpieces.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

12 Years a Slave Wins The London Film Critics

Film of the Year
12 Years a Slave
Director of the Year
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Actor of the Year
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Actress of the Year
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Supporting Actor of the Year
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Supporting Actress of the Year
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Screenwriter of the Year
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Technical Achievement of the Year
Tim Webber – visual effects (Gravity)
Documentary of the Year
The Act of Killing
Foreign Language Film of the Year
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
British Film of the Year
The Selfish Giant
British Actor of the Year
James McAvoy (Filth)
British Actress of the Year
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year
Jon S. Baird (Filth)
Young British Actor of the Year
Conner Chapman (The Selfish Giant)
Dilys Powell Award for Contribution to British Cinema
Gary Oldman

Frozen Wins the Annie Awards

Best Animated Feature:
Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:
Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios
Best Animated Short Subject:
Get A Horse!,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Gravity Wins the ASC

Feature Film
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
One-Hour Series
Jonathan Freeman, Game of Thrones – “Valar Dohaeris”
Half-Hour Series Television 
Blake McClure for Drunk History, “Detroit”
Television Motion Picture or Miniseries
Jeremy Benning, Killing Lincoln
ASC International Award
Eduardo Serra
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dean Cundey

Her and Captain Phillips Win WGA

Best Original Screenplay
Her, Written by Spike Jonze
Best Adapted Screenplay
Captain Phillips, Written by Billy Ray
Best Documentary Screenplay
Stories We Tell, Written by Sarah Polley