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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
Few portraits of masculinity have been as searing and incisive as The Hurt Locker and few movies will detail the complex nature of female obsession as Zero Dark Thirty.

During a recent Q&A, following a screening of Zero Dark Thirty, actress Jessica Chastain commented how one of the things that made her fall for this screenplay was discovering that a woman had played such a key role in the hunt and eventual assassination of Osama Bin Laden. She praised her character Maya, as being a woman who is not defined by her relationship with a man and thought that she was a perfect representation of the women of this generation.


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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
by Austin Dale
While everyone else is tripping on Kathryn Bigelow's art-house-cum-action acid, I was content to take a downer and mellow out. And then I looked at Michelle Williams and woke up.

I love the Best Actress race, even though in recent years, it has been a relatively tame and predictable category. What was our last honest-to-God surprise? Keisha Castle-Hughes, the New Zealand child actress who won over the Academy with her devastating performance in Whale Rider? Maybe Laura Linney for The Savages? For the most part, the five women who get nominated are recognizable, beloved stars rolling on high-budget campaigns and hit films. There’s no other way to explain Sandra Bullock winning.


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Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
Is the Top 10 mention really enough to get Looper into the Best Picture race with the likes of Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty?

Well, it happened. The National Board of Review, one of the most notable early entries on the awards season calendar, announced their picks. There were a few surprises—Leonardo Dicaprio won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained, Bradley Cooper won Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook. I’m sure we here at Statuesque will cover the implications of these surprises as well as other implications thoroughly but for me, the biggest surprise, though, had to be the strong showing of Looper.


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Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
Last year he gained recognition for playing a very creepy teen, but this year the actor triumphs in one of 2012's sweetest movies...

In last year’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, Ezra Miller played Tilda Swinton’s demonic offspring. His evil glances and soulless detachment in no way prepare you to his vibrant turn as Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In fact, you might even wonder if you’re indeed seeing the same actor. Essentially what Miller proves in Stephen Chbosky’s film is that he’s not just a pretty guy with killer bone structure. His turn in Kevin seemed like a dress rehearsal for a high fashion photoshoot (“be serious”, “fishface”, “wicked, mysterious smile”) but his performance here is so full of life that the viewer becomes truly swept up in the magic and romance of the film.


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Monday, Dec 17, 2012
Following the Bridesmaids phenomenon last year, we expected more awards love for the women who took comedic risks in 2012...

Every time an Oscar norm is broken, for a bit, people assume that it might set a precedent of things to come…


OMG, Halle Berry won Best Actress…here come Oscars for Angela Bassett and Viola Davis!
OMG, ten Best Picture nominees! All the superheroes will get nominated!
OMG, Sandra Bullock won an Oscar!
OMG Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig got Oscar nominations!
OMG the Oscars love comedy!


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