Remember those movies that deserved to win Best Picture but didn't? The Academy is famous for making poor decisions, so we're looking back at the past decade to try to set the record straight and award the right movies and performers with Oscar gold.
We've cleared off some space on That Shelf for our 100 of our favourite movies of the decade. What are some of our faves from 2012?
“Death in Heaven”, sadly, was a perfect example of this season’s difficulty in balancing emotional veracity with plot coherence.
Heartbreakingly sad, brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and smartly written, “Dark Water” is bound to become an iconic installment of Doctor Who if next week doesn't screw the pooch.
This week brings out some heavy hitters at the video store including Life of Pi, The Master, Hitchcock, Smashed, Playing for Keeps, This Must be the Place, and A Late Quartet.
Enter to win a prize pack from eOne Films to commemorate four of their Academy Award nominated films, including prizes from Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Master, The Impossible, and Moonrise Kingdom.
Our Film and Arts Editor counts down his top 25 films of the year.
The Toronto Film Critics Association has named the winners in their annual survey of film critics within the city and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master came out a huge winner. Here's this year's results including a couple of surprise winners and the nominees for the Rogers Best Canadian Feature award to be determined on January 8th.
On the evening of his appearance at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to present the third part in his Pervert's Guide to Cinema series, we take a look at the work of psychoanalyst and philosopher Slavoj Zizek and how his theories can lead to deciphering what many believe to be one of the most obtuse films of the year: Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master.
The Master might be a movie of uncertainties, but it’s guaranteed that it will be the most widely discussed movie of 2012. Easy to admire, yet made in such a way that defies full comprehension (at least in a single viewing), folks will line up to spit out grand statements or theories about it’s greatness while haters will delight in tearing it down as a big beautiful beast of a movie signifying nothing. It reaffirms Paul Thomas Anderson's status as easily being one of the most intriguing (perhaps frustratingly so for some) directors around today.
As TIFF 2012 finishes up its first weekend, our ongoing coverage looks at The Master, To the Wonder, High Park on Hudson, End of Watch, Aftershock, Sightseers, The Crimes of Mike Recket, No One Lives, and Midnight's Children.