Tag: <span>Oscar Countdown</span>

Oscar Countdown 2013 – Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

This is the ninth of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Zero Dark Thirty: Even I Would Get Up Early for This Film Runtime: 157 minutes Director: Kathryn Bigelow Director Kathryn Bigelow follows in the footsteps of her…


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

This is the eighth of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Silver Linings Playbook: Crazy Good Runtime: 122 minutes Director: David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook is a distinctive and entertaining film about mental disorders … and romance….


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Lincoln (2012)

This is the seventh of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Lincoln: Well Played, Mr. President Runtime: 150 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg As with all that director Steven Spielberg touches, Lincoln is brilliant. It is a creative and…


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Life of Pi (2012)

This is the sixth of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Life of Pi: Stunning and Thought-Provoking Runtime: 127 minutes Director: Ang Lee As an avid reader, I am reluctant to admit that I have never read the…


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Les Misérables (2012)

This is the fifth of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Les Misérables: Miserable, Indeed Runtime: 158 minutes Director: Tom Hooper Let the hate-mail come, but … oh my, this film is dreadful. This review comes from someone…


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Django Unchained (2012)

This is the fourth of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Django Unchained: Bloody Good Western Runtime: 165 minutes Director: Quentin Tarantino At the outset, let me say that I am a long-time fan of Quentin Tarantino; one…


Oscar Countdown 2013 – Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

This is the third of ten Oscar Countdown posts from Zuzana Urbanek, where she reviews the Best Picture nominees, and gives her own predictions on who will win. Beasts of the Southern Wild: Let Sleeping Beasts Lie Runtime: 93 minutes Director: Benh Zeitlin Hmm, maybe I missed something. (But maybe not, since the film has…