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Movie Quote of the Day – Inside Llewyn Davis, 2013 (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)


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Lillian Gorfein: This is not our cat!
Llewyn Davis: What? Of course that’s your cat!
Mitch Gorfein: Oh, my God.
Lillian Gorfein: It’s not even male. Where’s its scrotum, Llewyn?
Llewyn Davis: Wha. .. it’s. . .
Lillian Gorfein: Where’s its scrotum?!

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Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2013


I don’t know if I saw the wrong movies this year or if cinema just really let me down this year or maybe I’m just getting burned out, but I didn’t fall in love with movies as much this year as previous years. Last year was the same. I think the last year I saw a lot of movies that I truly loved was 2011 (and 2009. Boy, I loved 2009). That said, you can see all the 2013 releases I watched here and after the cut you can see the fifteen that rose to the top of my favor this year.

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Toronto Film Critics Association Names “Inside Llweyn Davis” Best Picture


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BEST PICTURE: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Runners-up: “Her”, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST ACTOR: Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Runners-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”, Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Runners-up: Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Runners-up: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”, James Franco, “Spring Breakers”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

Runners-up: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”, June Squibb, “Nebraska”

BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

Runners-up: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL: Spike Jonze, “Her”

Runners-up: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

BEST FIRST FEATURE: “Neighboring Sounds”, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Runners-up: “Fruitvale Station”, directed by Ryan Coogler, “In a World …”, directed by Lake Bell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: “The Wind Rises”

Runners-up: “The Croods”, “Frozen”

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: “A Touch of Sin” (Films We Like)

Runners-up: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”, “The Hunt”

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD: “The Act of Killing”

Runners-up: “Leviathan”, “Tim’s Vermeer”

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS:

“The Dirties”
“Gabrielle”
“Watermark”

Noirvember 2013 in Films


I hope you guys all had a great Noirvember, I know I did. You can see all the films noir I watched after the cut, as will as a list of my favorites. I saw some great things in the theatres this month, some new-to-me and others old favorites. Last night I saw a double feature at the New Bev of The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca. So good. So so so good. I managed to watch a little more than 30 new-to-me films noir, actually, as well as a few repeat viewings. Next year will be Noirvember Five and I’m hoping it’ll be the most epic yet.

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