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Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

By on Nov 08 2013 in Titles

star Qualifying Role for Jared Leto | Matthew McConaughey is officially back, and seals his triumphant return with an award-worthy performance.

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

By on Oct 25 2013 in Titles

Let the nomination rollout commence. And Steve McQueen claims his name.

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Prisoners

Prisoners

By on Sep 20 2013 in Titles

star Qualifying Roles for Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo. | Engrossing and morally complex, emotionally grueling but merciful, and puts Gyllenhaal and Dano on the Contenders list.

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The East

The East

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

Brit Marling adds another winner to her cool, introspective, challenging, and deeply compassionate repertoire.

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The Purge

The Purge

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

The Purge is taking a beating. But I really liked it, and here’s why.

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Amour

Amour

By on Jan 18 2013 in Titles

One sees why these two are superstars in their native France. Deeply moving, unflinching, unforgettable, mandatory.

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

By on Dec 20 2012 in Titles

Hard pressed to remember a time when so many brought such talent, every one leaving the work of a lifetime on the screen.

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

By on Oct 26 2012 in Titles

Bears one material but forgivable flaw, will almost certainly bump to five stars on subsequent viewing.

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Shame

Shame

By on Dec 16 2011 in Titles

Magnificent! A difficult beat, but one that brings illumination and understanding, and Fassbender is sensational. Performance and picture in my top five for 2011.

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Warrior

Warrior

By on Sep 09 2011 in Titles

So good I screened it twice, and have at least three more in me (this year). Thought about it every day for over a month; destined for Desert Island. (Update June 2012: DI status bestowed.)

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