Preview: The Potential of “Big Eyes”
“Big Eyes” is good, or so say the small group of people who have seen early test screenings of the film. The consensus doesn’t exactly rave about, nor does it shame the film – it is good they say. Keep in mind you can never fully grasp the quality of a film from such a small group of people, it helps but we will only know “Big Eyes” full potential once it has premiered to a larger audience, perhaps at a festival.
The movie is based on a true story. We follow Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a man who became a national celebrity after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kid kids. He claimed to be the artist, but he wasn’t. His wife, Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) painted them from their basement. This broke up their marriage and let to a court battle, Walter claiming that his wife was crazy. It all ended when the judge put up two easels, side by side, and challenged each of them to paint a “big eyes” painting. Walter claimed he had a shoulder injury and couldn’t do it, while Margaret drew a big-eyed painting right there.
“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.
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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations
VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.
Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.
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Summary: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
Early Word: After being shown at Cannes, “Inside Llewyn Davis” received, pretty much, universal praise. The only difference in opinion being just how good it is. Currently has a perfect 100 score on Metacritic with 8 reviews, it certainly won’t maintain this high of success, but overall this film will likely land well critically. That being said, Oscar chances could be hit or miss. With comparisons to the success of “A Serious Man” it’ll likely have a strong chance to show up in major categories. It’s just about seeing how hard CBS Films pushes it.
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund
Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor
Editor: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Original Music: Not Available
Emmanuel Lubezki – “Birdman”
Roger Deakins – “Unbroken”
Hoyte Van Hoytema – “Interstellar”
Benoit Delhomme – “The Theory of Everything”
Jeff Cronenweth – “Gone Girl”