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THE HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2015 LIST

Mad Max Rockatansky ruled the roads and also the imagination of the Hawaii Film Critics Society, who published their first ever best films of the year list. George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” led the charge, as the 2015 blockbuster earned seven awards including Best Picture, Director (for George Miller’s extraordinary helming) and Best Actress…

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Hawaii Film Critics Society’s First Ever Nominees List

The Hawaii Film Critics Society cast its votes and nominated an eclectic group of films for their first ever year’s end list. Art house hits like “Room”,” “The Hateful Eight” and “Mr. Holmes”  were honored, as well as mainstream blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation.” “Carol” led the charge,…

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Best of 2014

These lists are always subjective and arbitrary, and frequently lacking in any rhyme or reason whatsoever. Under no circumstances should they be taken very seriously – even if you hedge your bet by calling them your favorites rather than The Best. Maybe a film features a great acting performance, or great script, or cinematography ….

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Oscars 2015

Oscar noms 2015: Surprises and snubs The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced early this morning and as usual, the Academy generated lots of buzz with its picks. My initial reaction to the nominations was one of disappointment. Not one acting nomination went to a person of color. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so…

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Top 10 Films of 2014

I initially thought that 2014 was a pretty mediocre year as far as films go, but looking back at the 70+ films I watched this year, there were a lot of films that I really enjoyed and will definitely be watching again soon. It was a great year for superheroes, sci-fi and even a little…

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Birdman – Barry

It’s hard to say what audiences are expecting from Birdman, as the buzz from film festivals, promotional trailers, piles of critical acclaim and even the poster give a disjointed idea of what the film is. If any quick-sell catch phrase could sum this up, it must be The Michael Keaton Art Movie. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s…

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Birdman – Terry

BIRDMAN, which has won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2014, is an unconventional comedy about a former Hollywood action star who wants to prove himself on the Broadway stage. The movie is a highly original comedy about an actor whose ego confuses admiration with love. Michael Keaton plays Riggan, an aging actor who years ago starred in three Birdman…

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