Mar 12, 2014

The Running Reel participates in Liebster Award

Ben from The Movie Man nominated me on Liebster Award. I am very excited because I am not able to right a lot these days, and this is an interesting opportunity. Before we start, here are the rules:
  • The bloggers who have been nominated must link back to the person who nominated them.
  • Nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them.
  • Those nominated must choose eleven of their favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions.
  • When you are nominated, you cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
Ben's Questions:
1. If you had to pick between a horror movie marathon, or a romance movie marathon, which would you choose?

I think I'd go for horrors because it's my favorite genre and I don't think I've seen many of best horror movies.
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Mar 10, 2014

Top 5 Performances of 2013

2013 year ended long ago, but I've just started to list my favorite movies & performances. In previous post announced my top 10 movies of 2013, lead by Ron Howard's Rush.
Top 5 Supporting Female Performances
5. Nicole Kidman in Stoker
4. Jennifer Garner in Dallas Buyers Club
3. Margo Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street
2. Scarlett Johanson in Her
1. Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle
Note: J.Law did her best performance so far. She was just mind blowing in AH nailing each and every scene of 20-something minutes on the screen. Johanson's voice made Her so sensible and heartwarming. She managed to deliver emotions, frustration, character via merely voice and this is what I have not seen (heard) before.
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Mar 7, 2014

Top 10 Movies of 2013

Here comes the time for my very late lists of 2013. This was an amazing year for movies, because they were all so diverse and interesting, I found it very hard to pick favorites. That is why my top ten largely differs from Oscars best picture nominees (compared to last years list). During last 12 months I saw around 100 feature films, including animations and here are my choices:
10. Only Lovers Left Alive review 8/10
Not a big fan of Jim Jarmusch. But I liked Only Lovers Left Alive very much, because it was creepy and fresh view of vampire (eternal) life. I will remember this film for a very long time, because of original ideas, good performances and terrific music.
9. August: Osage County review 8/10
Tracy Letts's stage adaptation has two things I enjoy most in movies: good dialogues and brilliant performances. Leaving alone everyone else in the cast, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep deliver one of the most memorable performances lately. AOC is a movie with big names who really did big performances.
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Mar 3, 2014

86th Annual Academy Awards Winners

Here We Go!

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Leading Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Leading Actress
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave)

Writing, Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Writing, Original Screenplay
Spike Jones (Her)

Film Editing


Animated Feature
Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

Foreign Language Film
The Great Beauty (Italy)

Production Design
The Great Gatsby

Costume Design
The Great Gatsby

Makeup and Hairstyling
Dallas Buyers Club

Original Song
Let it Go (Frozen)

Original Score
Steven Price (Gravity)

Sound Mixing

Sound Editing

Visual Effects

Animated, Short Subject
Mr. Hublot
Documentary, Short
Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Live Action, Short

number of wins:

12 Yeas a Slave - 3
Gravity - 7
American Hustle - 0
Frozen - 2
Dallas Buyers Club - 3
The Great Gatsby - 2