Oscars: 2013 Oscar Predictions – December
This will be the second to final Oscar Predictions before they are announced in January. But then we will be predicting winners. The Media 10 has also moved Oscar Predictions to their own page found at the top of the lefthand column.
At this moment in time, nothing is set in stone. Zero Dark Thirty has taken home many critic awards for Best Feature and there are stacks of positive reviews. Les Miserables, despite ovations and Academy-screening applause, is struggling with critics.
CRITICS DON’T VOTE FOR THE OSCARS. The Academy consists of film professionals, actors and other enthusiasts. SAG is one of the biggest indicators for the Academy since it consists of a good majority of actors. SAG can go to either Lincoln or Les Miserables. (more…)
Film Review: The Sessions
by Matthew Durham
If John Hawkes somehow didn’t prove he was a great actor with Winter’s Bone and Martha Marcy May Marlene, then any disbelief can be certainly swayed with The Sessions. The Sessions is the story of Mark O’ Brien a 38-year-old poet who has lost all of his motor functions to polio and is cursed to live his life strapped to a gurney.
When Mark isn’t strapped to a gurney he is tied to an iron lung at his home where he works on his poetry and reads. Mark requires an assistant and he spends the beginning of the film firing one assistant and falling in love with the next, however once she denies his love he resorts to looking up a sex surrogate who is played wonderfully by Helen Hunt. (more…)