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Tuesday
Dec 04 2018

"Shoplifters"wins the APSA.On its way to an Oscar nod?

by Nathaniel R

Hello awards-enthusiasts!Since Glenn Dunks is returning to hisDoc Cornerseries later today after his annual duties at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards,we realized we'd forgotten to list the winners and it's quite a good batch.Big prizes went to three currently buzzy foreign film Oscar hopefuls:Shoplifters(Japan),Burning(South Korea)and Capernaum(Lebanon).The first two are in theaters now in the US right now andCapernaumopens on December 14th.They're all terrific films and have to be considered very real threats for Oscar nominations.But it's true thatthat particular categoryis super competitive so virtually any high profile title might miss the shortlist.[Before we hear who nabbed the 5 nominations on January 22nd,the Academy will narrowthat huge 87 film listdown to just 9 contenderson December 17th.]

The list of APSA winners along with a few acceptance speeches after the jump...

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Thursday
Nov 22 2018

Salim Gives Thanks

Team Experience members were invited to give thanks this week so you'll be hearing from a few of us.Here'sSalim Garami...

What's good?

2018 has proven to be a very busy year for yours truly,hence my radio silence here in The Film Experience (I didn't have much time to write on my own personal blog亚博主页Motorbreath).But it has also proven to be a surprisingly rewarding year for me,both in my personal life after much hassle earlier in the year and run-around later in the year (I have been going back-and-forth between not two but THREE U.S.cities for professional reasons) and in cinema

I think 2018 has been one of the best moviegoing years I've experienced in my whole life.So many surprises and experiments,so many crowdpleasers where I am proudly on that bandwagon,a couple of Oscar contenders that I actually enjoyed.And there's no shortage of music,television,or literature from this year amusing me in some way or another as well so let's dig in...

• Comedic songwriter/teleplay writer/critical writer extraordinaire Demi Adeyugibe has blessed us with not one but TWO funny "fake"credit songs for the nerdiest tentpoles of the summer: Future imitation"Snap"forAvengers: Infinity Warand the compulsively catchy Childish Gambino imitation in"L-A-N-D-O"forSolo: A Star Wars Story.

• Tom Cruise trying to figure out where the "payload"is at and finding a giant switch saying "payload"in the helicopter chase climax ofMission: Impossible - Fallout...

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Sunday
Feb 11 2018

Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)

by Nathaniel R

Photo by Timothée Lambrecq

Tragic news: The gifted Icelandic film composerJóhann Jóhannson,who lived in Berlin,died on Friday at only 48 years of age.The cause of his death is not yet known...

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Tuesday
Aug 08 2017

YNMS: Mother!

Jason fromMNPPhere with our first look at the trailer for Darren Aronofsky'sMother!,or as it's known around these partsThat New Michelle Pfeiffer Movie!The exclamation point in the actual title definitely stands for "That New Michelle Pfeiffer Movie!"at least.It's been seven full years sinceBlack Swancame out (I am pretendingNoahdidn't happen at this point,but perhaps I'll reassess it in another decade) and this feels,at first glance,like similar territory for the director.Watch:

So Jennifer Lawrence is happily partnered with Javier Bardem until Ed Harris and Michelle show up,at which point the walls begin to crumble and swarms of looky-loos come hustling out of the forest?I mean isn't that what happens whenever Michelle shows up somewhere?Let's "Yes No Maybe So"this sucker (and watch me have trouble coming up with the latter two!) after the break...

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Saturday
Nov 19 2016

Oscar Trivia: "Arrival"and Best Original Score Eligibility

byChris Feil

Like his Denis VilleneuveSicariocollaboration last year,Jóhann Jóhannsson's score forArrivalis powerful and one of the most memorable components of its film.One of the special aspects of Jóhannsson's work with Villeneuve is how his scores both embody and inform the thematic landscape of the film.The composer was Oscar nominated for his pulsingSicarioscore and you can easily imagine him returning this year.

But before we guess too quickly,take stock of the moving final piece that plays over the film's finale because you may have heard it before.The gorgeous track,"On the Nature of Daylight",is actually by Max Richter and has been used in previous films likeShutter Island.

None of this is to discredit Jóhansson's terrifying and soulful work,but one wonders if such prominent and integral use of Richter's work could hurt the composer's nomination chances...

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Tuesday
Aug 09 2016

A First Glimpse of Villeneuve's 'Arrival'

Chris here with a first look at one of the fall's big Oscar question marks.Last year,Denis Villeneuve'sSicariodid quite well by Oscar standards if you consider its punishing bleakness and divisiveness even if it missed the major races.This year he's returning with the sci-fiArrival,and we've been patiently waiting to see if this will raise his Oscar cache.

To go with the building buzz,here are our first looks...

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