The Awards That Count?

It is awards season in the world of cinema too (copycats) some low down on the films being nominated..

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In all the fuss over the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and whatevers, there is one film award ceremony that seems to be closest to the heart of what film should be, that is, the London Critic’s Circle film awards. Because they seem to be rewarding genuine excellence in film making rather than celebrity hype. I have nothing against popular film, any more than I am against pop music, but they are rewarded with money; there needs to be as place for recognising small scale excellence. And I also like that they have separate categories for American and British, as this allows a far wider spread of prizes.

Richard Linklater’s brilliant film, Boyhood got best film, best director and best supporting actress; all well and good. I am so pleased to see a director with such humanity and originality finally being recognised by so many for his long career. He worked on…

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