Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer, 2013). High emoting, heavy gunplay, heavier costume design, all seen through a digital lens. Hoping this isn’t the prototype for the 2013 movie. (full review 1/11)
Nana (Valerie Massadian, 2011). Another of the immersives, in which not much seems to happen except everything seems to happen; this one about a four-year-old girl on a farm in rural France. (full review 1/11)
Tonight (Thursday) the Curator’s Talk about “Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies” is officially sold out, although it might be possible to get in at the door. Details here.
Tonight’s the night for the Critics Choice Awards, voted on by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, such as me. The list of nominees is here; the show goes on the CW at 8 p.m., ET/PT.
Catch up with the What a Feeling! parade, as we remind ourselves of what Eighties cinema was like: see reviews of Joan Micklin Silver’s Loverboy, Douglas Day Stewart’s Listen to Me, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Phil Alden Robinson’s In the Mood.
And the Oscar noms: LA Times has it here.