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As if I didn't post enough related to Spike Jonze's Her, I am back once again with a documentary brought to you by The Creators Project and Jonze's friend, Lance Bangs, chronicling the reactions to Jonze's film as well as featuring stories and reflections of their own experience with relationships, love, and technology. An array of artists from Author, Bret Easton Ellis to Comedian, Charlene Yi to even Opening Ceremony's Humberto Leon give testimonial of their experiences and you can't help but simply realize the beauty and tragedy of love. 

The doc takes us 360 on the different types and stages of relationships and it is presented in such a raw and intimate light, you are bound to be overwhelmed with emotion as we somberly nod in agreement to the reality of life that entails continuous growth and change. This is possibly my most favorite short doc I've seen in a while (also biased.)


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OMMMGGG! This has got to be my longest vlog yet! I review the best films of 2013 and it is fucking awesome! This year has got to be by far one of the greatest year in film! These films not only challenged me as a viewer but really gave me one of the best film experiences of my life through reflection, innovativeness, and imagination. So here we go!!! 


Gravity 02:46
Upstream Color 04:34
Frances Ha: 13:13 
The World's End: 14:22 
Prisoners: 15:17 
Wolf on Wall Street: 16:34
Her: 18:40

[Honorable Mentions]

The Past: 24:20 


Other terrific films: The Spectacular Now, Blue Jasmine, The Grandmaster, Blackfish, Mud, The Bling Ring, Pain and Gain, Stoker! Check out all the reviews on my channel!

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The masterminds behind Rabies (2010), Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado return once again with thundering vengeance with Big Bad Wolves! Not only does the story, characters, and soundtrack dispel a potent trail of “badassness” but even the title helps elevate and cement Big Bad Wolves’ reputation to an unparalleled class of prestigious filmmaking. They take the overdone vengeance theme and presents a full 360 degrees on the issue from the perspective of the pedophile, victim’s father, and policeman. Representing the three corners of this love triangle, they tango back and forth, leaving us to question whose side we really are. Our expectations and perception of the human behavior is tampered with and by the end, we become whimpering sheeps unable to face the fangs of these monstrous creatures. A must watch!

For those of you who don't know already, I do mini reviews on my instagram: @SosReelThoughts. And while I love to do more written reviews, I am consumed by my video reviews as you can see but definitely check me out on my instagram for more concise and short reviews! And Big Bad Wolves is finally now on VOD and everywhere else so definitely watch it! One of the top films of AFI FEST '13!!!

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Kristin from Sales on Film and I review Rebecca Zlotowski's Grand Central starring Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color). One cay say that this film is an atomic kind of film considering that it takes place at a Nuclear plant with a juxtapositioning story of an equally dangerous love affair. Although, there are some technical things I liked about this film, this soap opera kind of story was just bland and uninventive. I guess it's just nice to see attractive people getting it on.



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They're baaaacckk! I usually don't like popularity contests and that's all these award shows are! But when Amy Poehler (my ultimate fav) and Tina Fey teamed up last year to host The 70th Golden Globe Awards, it was one of the most outrageously fun nights in award season history! If you completely forgot all the crazy sheninigans that happened, let me refresh your memory: here, here, here or js watch the intro monologue! Not only are they going to be hosting The 71st Golden Globes this Sunday but will continue to give us the giggles till 2016!!! I'm definitely going to need some tissues for my tears (of laughter, duh). 

I guess that's not all that I should be excited for! The films in 2013 was one of the best yet and the competition is going to be super fierce. Like Beyonce FIERCE! So here we go! I am going to highlight in BLUE what I want to win and in RED who will most likely win. 



BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
12 YEARS A SLAVE
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
GRAVITY
PHILOMENA
RUSH


This is a tough one considering everyone will favor both films for what it has to offer individually but once it comes down to it, the real-life story of the devastating enslavement of Solomon Northup is going to win critics over. I mean, come on, how are they going to say no to a slavery story?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
AMERICAN HUSTLE
HER
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
NEBRASKA
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
As much as I want to believe the Hollywood Foreign Press would finally cater to my needs by letting the "right" person win, I'm pretty sure they love anything David O. Russell touches. I don't know what it is but I see the Golden Globes as the High School prom and they will pick anyone they think is cool and popular. Ya feel me?


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE CROODS
DESPICABLE ME 2
FROZEN
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (France)
THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy)
THE HUNT (Denmark)
THE PAST (Iran)
THE WIND RISES (Japan)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell, American Hustle

Is anyone (Hollywood) going to recognize Her any time soon? Hello? Is anyone listening to me? 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
Lyrics by: Bono
“Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BREAKING BAD (AMC)
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime)

This is definitely rightly deserved. Vince Gillian FTW!

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House Of Cards

I technically have no say considering that I have not even watched either of them act in their shows but I have heard great things about both actresses and wouldn't mind if either of them won!

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters Of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
No brainer here. Although, Kevin Spacey continually proves that he is going to be a tough fighter in this category.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Fox)
GIRLS (HBO)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN (FX Networks)
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (HBO)
DANCING ON THE EDGE (Starz)
TOP OF THE LAKE (Sundance Channel)
WHITE QUEEN (Starz)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen,
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing On The Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House Of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Some of these categories I have no idea about and just picked anyone (shh, don't tell). I will most likely be live-tweeting and tumbling the event. If it's anything like last year, I will be rolling on the floor at the first sight of Poehler. And I can't cause YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS IS WUT. Drops mike*
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