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The Tree of Life (2011): Articles


Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner

Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life Following numerous US-based critics' citations, Emmanuel Lubezki's work on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life has earned him the American Society of Cinematographers' Award at the ASC's 26th annual awards. The ceremony was held Sunday night at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. An Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography, The Tree of Life is a complex family drama starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film marked the second time the Mexican-born Lubezki took home the ASC Award; he had previously won for Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men (2006). An earlier ASC nomination for Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) […]


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Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner



Film Critics Awards: Jessica Chastain & Korean Surprise + Michael Bay Bomb & Cosmic Consciousness

I Saw the Devil with Lee Byung-hun. Released in August 2010 in South Korea, Kim Jee-woon's psychological action thriller I Saw the Devil stars Blue Dragon Award nominee Lee Byung-hun as a National Intelligence Service agent out to avenge the gory death of his fiancée. Written by Kim and Park Hoon-jung, and co-starring Choi Min-sik as a bus driver and serial killer, I Saw the Devil was a moderate hit in its native country. It was also the Austin Film Critics Association's surprise Best Foreign Language Film. 'I Saw the Devil' is Austin Film Critics' one major surprise pick This awards season, the Austin Film Critics Association has gone for some unusual – though not exactly “surprising” – choices. Well, […]


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Film Critics Awards: Jessica Chastain & Korean Surprise + Michael Bay Bomb & Cosmic Consciousness



Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win

Tabloid with Joyce McKinney. The Detroit Film Critics Society's surprising Best Documentary of 2011, Errol Morris' Tabloid, offers a glimpse into “The Case of the Manacled Mormon” a.k.a. “The Mormon Sex in Chains Case.” After going missing for a few days in Ewell, Surrey, in 1977, American Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson claimed he had been abducted from the steps of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meetinghouse and driven to a cottage in Devon, where he was chained to a bed and eventually raped by former Miss Wyoming World Joyce McKinney. McKinney, who denied the charges, and reported co-conspirator Keith May were arrested, but jumped bail and fled to the United States. No extradition proceedings took place, so […]


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Film Critics Awards: Mormon Missionary Sex Slave Documentary Unexpected Win