Archive | November, 2011

New York Film Critics Circle Name 2011 Winners

The New York Film Critics Circle finally got it together long enough this afternoon to release a complete list of winners for 2011.  Notable winners included The Artist (Best Film/Best Director), Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady and Brad Pitt for Moneyball and The Tree of Life. Take a look at the full list down […]

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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (The Help) Category fraud goes against every thing we believe but this is the only way that Viola Davis will take home a gold statue on Oscar. With the way the leading actress race is shaping up, there are way too many factors working against her – two legendary actresses are “due” and […]

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2012 Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The Film Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle are respectively announcing their nominees and winners today. Seeing as the NYFCC haven’t realized that their not twelve angry men on a jury – they’ve only announced six winners in the last two hours in a live vote – so a full list […]

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2011 Gotham Award Winners Announced

New York City was the place to be last night, as awards season kicked off in full swing at the 21st Gotham Independent Film Awards.  The east coast based awards show has become one of the biggest precursors of the season with last year’s Best Feature winner “Winter’s Bone” scoring  four Oscar nominations, including Best […]

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REVIEW: The Descendants

Rarely, if ever, does a film starring George Clooney elicit an emotional response but in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, emotions are running rampant all over the place. Set in Hawaii, Clooney is Matt King – a father, a ne’er do well husband and the sole trustee of his family’s ancestral land, which is up for […]

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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Leading Actress

It’s official! Oscar season is officially upon us – which means The Real Reel is back with our annual awards season coverage. From now until Oscar night, the blog will be filled with commentary, reviews and whatever else we can think of to bore the crap out of you. Per usual, it’s that time of […]

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TRAILER: The Hunger Games

Yes! Yes! Yes! There’s nothing better than a little morning lady wood brought on by the first official trailer of 2012’s most anticipated movie, The Hunger Games.  Excuse the expression. Kind of. See for yourself: Hot, right?  The perfect prelude to a summer season that will include The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark […]

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