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Entertainment Realm’s Picks for 15 Best Films of 2012

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Silver Linings Playbook
–brilliant film about mental illness. darkly engrossing and stirring.
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro
Screenplay by: Chris Terrio

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Moonrise Kingdom
–young love/ first love. so sweet. this film is absolutely charming.
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman
Screenplay by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

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Anna Karenina
–gorgeous adaptation of Anna Karenina.
Directed by: Joe Wright
Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald,
Screenplay by: Tom Stoppard

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The Deep Blue Sea
–how could I not like a film about unrequited love and depression and suicide? intense and lovely.
Directed by: Terence Davies
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Screenplay by: Terence Davies

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Beasts of the Southern Wild
— poignant and magical film.
Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quevenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana
Screenplay by: Benh Zeitlin & Lucy Alibar

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Take this Waltz
–beautiful film about love and the choices we make.
Directed by: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby
Screenplay by: Sarah Polley

Argo

Argo
–intense. based on outrageous true-story.
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Screenplay by: Chris Terrio

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Damsels in Distress
–witty, brutal, intelligent, dark and amusing.
Directed by: Whit Stillman
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton
Screenplay by: Whit Stillman

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Friends with Kids
–sharply observant and funny.
Directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt
Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig
Screenplay by: Jennifer Westfeldt

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
–fantastic film about fitting in and coming to terms with ones quirkiness.
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh
Screenplay by: Stephen Chbosky

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Your Sister’s Sister
–thoughtful and perceptive.
Directed by: Lynn Shelton
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass
Screenplay by: Lynn Shelton

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Ruby Sparks
–clever and whimsical.
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Starring: Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Annette Bening
Screenplay by: Zoe Kazan

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The Intouchables
–heart-warming true story. amusing and extremely inspiring.
Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Screenplay by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

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Lola Versus
–one of the best films EVER about being a single woman. honest, strong and poignant.
Directed by: Daryl Wein
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister Jones, Hamish Linklater
Written by: Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister Jones

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
–something charming and sweet. and Yemen without terrorism–refreshing.
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked
Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy

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Anna Karenina: THE ultimate fall film to see

starring:

Keira Knightley
Jude Law
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Matthew Macfadyen
Kelly Macdonald
Michelle Dockery
Emily Watson
Olivia Williams

director: Joe Wright

opens in theatres November 16

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Contagion Trailer

*remember not to touch your face so much. germs. germs. germs.*

directed by Steven Soderbergh

starring:
Matt Damon
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jude Law
Kate Winslet
Laurence Fishburne
Sanaa Lathan
Jennifer Ehle
Marion Cotillard

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Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows trailer

the first one was so fun. love almost anything that Robert Downey Jr. does and I’m a big fan of Guy Ritchie and Jude Law too. Plus will be good to see Noomi Rapace [Girl with the Dragon Tattoo] in something different.

in theaters in December.

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Breaking and Entering: DVD review

Starring: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman, Vera Farmiga
Written and Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Breaking and Entering lyrically addresses the intertwining lives of people in London who might normally never interact-landscape architect, a Bosnian immigrant, a cleaning lady, a prostitute, a rebellious teenager. It is the meshing of those that live in posh areas of North London and those that live in the notoriously “dicey” area of King’s Cross that makes for this provocative and insightful portrait.

Will [Law] is a partner in a landscape architect firm located in King’s. While his professional life is booming, his personal life is withering. When his firm suffers mysterious series of break-ins, Will decides to investigate it. This causes his long-term relationship with his Swedish girlfriend Liv (Wright) and their autistic daughter to suffer and the emotional chasm between them grows as does the couple’s inability to communicate.

After a break-in, Will follows one of the thieves home and becomes intrigued by the teenager’s mother, Amira (Binoche). Their lives become entangled and deception lingers amidst the passion. Breaking and Entering focuses on the effect a crime has on someone personally whether to destroy or to mend. Minghella uses the break-in as a tipping point for tearing down metaphoric walls and for shattering preconceived notions about people.

This is Law’s best role to date. He simultaneously exudes compassion and self-doubt. Binoche is brilliant in showcasing the nuanced difficulties of being an immigrant. Through simply a look or mannerism, Wright silently screams disconnected woman so remarkably. Once again, Minghella wrote a lovely and compelling film.

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FILM: Sherlock Holmes 2

so The Sherlock Holmes Sequel doesn’t come out until December 2011 [I saw the original at a late showing December 31, 2009], I’m still excited for the Guy Ritchie film with one of my all-time-favorite actors Robert Downey Jr., as well as Jude Law and Noomi Rapace [Lisbeth Salander in The Millenium series].

The L.A. Times says of the story:

Set in 1891 — a year after the last film’s events — the sequel shows Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson (Jude Law), meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive.

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