The 2012 Blazing Reel Film Awards

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2012 is actually a year I like a great deal. I don’t think Argo deserved the Oscar, but I did find it to be a better film than both the previous two Best Picture winners. But I guess, I do understand why Argo won. It was a safe choice and it had a story that was bound to connect with the ‘American’ side of most voters. That said, this year for me, was the year of Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino. Quite possibly two of the greatest Gen X filmmakers to come out of the 90’s whose films were the ones that stood out among a fairly great crowd of films. Obviously the Academy didn’t have the balls to give Best Picture to a film about Scientology or slavery, but I on the other hand, do.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 2012

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 2012

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 2012

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 2012

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 2012

BEST ACTESS 2012

BEST ACTOR 2012

BEST DIRECTOR 2012

BEST FILM 2012

-Khalid

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19 responses to “The 2012 Blazing Reel Film Awards

  1. LOVE the Looper love and the Gandolfini nom! Love Hoffman in Lead!

    I also love how different we are this year. This is what I tell to Josh all the time…but I love how The Fistis and The CinSpecs are so different every year…and now The Blazing Reel Film Awards. It shows so much diversity within the cinematic year.

    Great work!

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  2. I love these posts, Khalid. Django was my fav, but I also enjoyed The Master. Complex and internal, it wasn’t for everyone. PTA is a master himself. Joaquin deserved a nomination here. Silver Lining surprised the hell out of me. It was a great romance where i was really rooting for the characters. Thanks for this interesting article.

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    • Thanks for reading Dan! Glad we agree on all these movies. The Master was probably one of PTA least accessible films to date but I agree it was complex, thought-provoking and exceedingly well made.
      Loved both Joaquin and Hoffman but I think Joaquin was slightly better so I gave him the win.

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      • PTA makes “Pictures” right. He’s one of the few directors focused on framing and composition and movement. I feel like the Master had some of his most beautiful still shots. Like on the boat, Joaquin on the rails. Beautiful. I also liked the Scientology parallels too. I’m familiar with their history from schooling. PTA nailed a lot of the more unsettling ideas behind its founder. I also thought the actor who portrayed Hoffman’s son on screen was a real surprise talent. I’d like to see more of him too.

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      • Exactly. The Master is probably his most visually sublime movie to date, it’s full of gorgeous imagery and yeah the performances from Phoenix, PSH and even Amy Adams as well are great. I think the narrative struggles at times to get it’s point across but I consider this to be a very minor flaw.

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  3. I love the way you list the nominees and winner, very organized and clear. I was so impressed by Emily Blunt in Looper! Y’know, I honestly can’t remember much about Silver Linings Playbook now, though I remember liking it after I saw it.

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  4. Very intriguing list, some inspired choices mostly with The Master and Emily Blunt in her supporting role in Looper. She seems to have come flying in out of nowhere — she’s been flipping excellent lately and she rightly deserves it.

    Damn you, John Krasinski.

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      • Yes he is, especially when you consider that his wife is the definite breadwinner of the household. Lol! I like him enough but his film career doesn’t really attract me.

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