5 items from 2008
- The kids at Austin’s Film Critics Association did drink the Kool-Aid. The group has become the first and perhaps the only ones to nominate Nolan’s The Dark Knight as the best picture of 2008. Interesting category wins include Colin Watkinson’s cinematography work for The Fall, the Breakthrough Artist Award which went to Danny McBride for his work in Pineapple Express, The Foot Fist Way and Tropic Thunder…and finally best First Film went to Nacho Vigalondo for Timecrimes. See the complete list of winners below:… Top 10 Films:"The Dark Knight"Slumdog Millionaire""Milk""Synecdoche, New York""The Curious Case of Benjamin Button""The Wrestler""Wall*E""Frost/Nixon""Let the Right One In""Gran Torino" Picture:"The Dark Knight" Director:Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight" Actor:Sean Penn, "Milk" Actress:Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married Supporting Actor:Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight Supporting Actress:Taraji P. Henson, »
The Austin Film Critics Association recently named its favorites of 2008, and wouldn't ya know it, some of our very favorite films of the year were on there too, many of which had their premieres at the Alamo Drafthouse!
Beloved titles Let The Right One In (currently showing at South Lamar) and Timecrimes (opening in January) both rolled into town via Fantastic Fest and have been building a devoted following ever since. Also on the list was the documentary Crawford, which made its theatrical debut at the Drafthouse a few months back.
Of course, there are tons more great titles on their list that we've been proud to screen, from The Dark Knight to Milk and about three fistfuls of others. So take a look if you wanna see what a bunch of fellow movie nuts with great taste think of the year in review:
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December 16, 2008 (Austin, TX) -- The Austin »
- email@example.com (Zack Carlson)
The Dark Knight has done well with critics this season with Heath Ledger getting several nods as Best Supporting Actor, director of photography Wally Pfister getting named for Best Cinematography, Chris Nolan getting runner-up kudos for director along with the film itself coming in runner-up a couple of times as well as being listed on several top tens. However, the Austin Film Critics Association has gone a different route and named it the best film of the year. Ledger also won for Best Supporting, Nolan for Director and Screenplay with his brother Jonathan, and the Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard score took home the top prize, Penn wins again for Actor, Hathaway gets another Actress notice and it's nice to see Taraji P. Henson getting a nod for Supporting Actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The rest of the list can be seen directly below and all »
- Brad Brevet
Chicago – The Chicago Film Critics Association announced its choices for the best of 2008 on Monday morning. The biggest blockbuster of the year, “The Dark Knight,” and the sleeper hit of the season, “Slumdog Millionaire,” tied for the most nominations and will compete for best picture of the year from Chicago film critics.
The Chicago Film Critics Association
“The Dark Knight”, the massively successful continuation of the Batman franchise, and “Slumdog Millionaire”, the magical tale of a young man forced to prove he didn’t cheat on a game show, scored six nods a piece, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Picture.
Four films nearly matched the big two this year for the Cfca with “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Doubt”, “Milk”, and “Wall-e” all landing five nods. Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel Getting Married” scored four nominations and the Swedish vampire film “Let the Right One In” came away with three. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Director and co-writer Tarsem's The Fall, the follow-up to the visually resplendent Jennifer Lopez thriller The Cell, is one of the year's best films you probably haven't seen. Filmed in 18 different countries over a four year period, this audaciously constructed and paced gothic fairy tale of friendship and loss is as engrossing as it is wonderful. It is a story of intense drama, stirring action and heartbreaking emotion, all of it stimulated by the actions of a five-year-old child whose limitless curiosities can't help but inspire. Alexandria (Catinca Untaru) is the young daughter of immigrant migrant farmers working the fields in 1915 Los Angeles. After she breaks her arm in a fall during a tragic accident, she finds herself wandering the halls of a secluded hospital looking for things to do. It is here she meets bedridden movie stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace), also the victim of a horrific fall »
- Sara Michelle Fetters
5 items from 2008
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