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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'The Descendants' and other winsome films

It's the awards season once again..... and a gala time for cine-buffs like me. I have been lucky to feast on a really enjoyable movie-fare of late. Not all of them are nominees at awards ceremonies, yet all of them have had something special to have me hooked in the first place, and to have recommended them to my fellow cinema-lovers. Some of these films I caught at the fag end of the last year, and the others have been savored this month itself. Here they are:

The Descendants

We Need To Talk About Kevin
War Horse

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn
Bedrooms

50/50

The Tree of Life

Moneyball
The Help
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Real Steel

The Ides of March
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Drive

Rio
Puss in Boots
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

13 comments:

Joy said...

Some may win, some may lose, some fail to get nominated, but one thing's for sure....... these are all winsome films for sure, for different reasons be they.

saurabh said...

Cool! Loved most of the one that I have seen from the ones mentioned here. I am yet to see 'Bedrooms' (has it inspired the Bangla movie called 'Bedroom'?) and 'The Help'. But I am astonished why 'Hugo' is missing from your list!!!

Krishh said...

If I have to vote for one, it'll surely be THE ARTIST. No doubt.

Manojj said...

Cool:)
You must be specially happy that many of this year's films take a trip down memory lane, that is, they celebrate nostalgia.

Eric said...

A timely post indeed.
But am saddened that the Tintin film could not be nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category as it uses motion capture technology. I hope the Academy revises its rules in the future.

Deep said...

Kudos! Good to see you keep up with movie-viewing.
'The Artist', 'Hugo', 'The Help', 'The Adventures of Tintin', 'Drive' and 'The Descendants' are the best of the lot.
And they deserve accolades.

Vivek said...

An interesting crop of films yet again.

Kunaal said...

Impressive fare. But the Academy Awards nominations have criminally neglected many of the better films. The superior British films have received step-motherly treatment as always.

Vickky said...

Cool. I have seen some. Want to catch up with the rest now.
I have loved 'The Tree of Life'. It's unusual. In both form and content. Terrence Malick always dares to challenge the viewers. And he deserves a nod from the Oscars jury, what say?

ankush said...

Nice.
Keep it up.

raj said...

Impressive selection. Keep up the good work.

Arunima said...

I only saw The Descendants and the War Horse among this list! Loved both of them! Need to catch up on the rest of your list! :) Thanks a lot for this super cool post. Makes my life easy to select which one to watch next!

starry-eyed said...

Much impressed by the ones listed by you here, Anindo.