I want to take a moment to stress the wonder that is occurring in the realm of animated films. Year after year, films in this category recall and employ the acts of eternal storytelling. But more than that, they further use the milieu to enhance the visual element, taking us to places not possible in a real-action movies.
Head Over Heels joins a pantheon of great animated films this year. With all of the story elements it manages to convey, in 10 minutes and 27 seconds, with no dialog, it takes its place among the movies of the year.
New review of “Waiting for Sugar Man“. This is a story for the ages, and the gold-standard example of what is a documentary.
Have you seen a documentary lately? I posit you have not. Not because you haven’t seen a film so classified, but because we have become lazy in our standards of what a documentary is. No commentary. No editorializing. No political or social message. Just a story – a story we all should see and hear.
And to the story itself: can you transform a generation, and a nation, and not even know? Watch this film and find out.
The photos from last year’s celebration have been posted. Photos, and arrival photos, since 2002 are all available here. Enjoy!
The countdown to the announcement of the nominations is on. Early morning January 10, 2013 we will learn: is this the year of the Bat? Or Lincoln? Will Argo – the movie about a movie that was never a movie – be the first such movie to win Best Picture?