I continued my SFF odyssey this week with a bunch more phenomenal films. Project Nim, A Separation, The Tree of Life, Win Win, Take Shelter, Senna, Armadillo and 13 Assassins are all must-sees. Film adaptations of Norwegian Wood and Jane Eyre (both of which I haven't read) received a divided response from myself. Despite admiring the gorgeous visuals of Norwegian Wood, I could not get into the story.
I guess the biggest news of the week is the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Instead of ten Best Picture Nominees, the number of nominees will be between five and ten and the exact number, differing from year to year, will be announced on the same day when the nominees themselves are revealed. It has been determined that 5% of first place votes should be the minimum in order to receive a nomination. What are your thoughts on this surprise decision?
Check out the excellent work by my dear friends (after the jump):
Univarn @ A Life in Equinox remembers 5 Words Killed by the Entertainment Industry
Kevyn Knox reveals his 10 Best Movie Presidents for Anomalous Material
Blake @ Bitchin Film Reviews gives us his take on Tree of Life.
Thomas Caldwell @ Cinema Autopsy reviews Cars 2. I'm sad to say I'm less than excited for Pixar's newest release.
Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox reveals 5 Reasons Why She Loves Rebecca Hall.
Andy @ Fandango Groovers reviews Stakeland, one of the films I had to exclude at the SFF, but am looking forward to.
My buddy Sam @ Duke and the Movies reviews Heat. He wasn't as keen on it as I would have expected.
Ruth @ FlixChatter reviews Tarantino's script of Django Unchained, which she has had the privilege of reading. Some people sure are lucky.
Jack @ Jack L. Film Reviews gives a pretty thorough overview of David Lynch's Filmmography.
I'm getting pretty excited for Midnight in Paris after all of these glowing reviews. John @ John Likes Movies gives the film a 4.
A new episode of The Film Locker is uploaded. This week Hatter and Simon talk about the films of David Cronenberg.
The LAMMY Award Winners are now being announced over at the LAMB. Congratulations to all the winners so far. The Big Kahuna should be announced soon. Tomorrow?