Exit through the Gift Shop nominated for the Best Documentary

Last week it was announced that Exit through the Gift Shop is one of five films nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
After the nomination announcement, Banksy issued the following statement:

“This is a big surprise. I don’t agree with the concept of award ceremonies, but I’m prepared to make an exception for the ones I’m nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.”

Great statement…

via POTD: Banksy Begins Street Art Oscar Campaign? Or Is This The Work of Mr. Brainwash? | /Film.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 1st, 2011 — No Comments

Pretty Excited about Inception…

The mind-blowing movie event of the summer arrives just in time to hold back the flow of Hollywood sputum that’s been sliming the multiplex. ‘Inception’…will be called many things, starting with James Bond Meets ‘The Matrix.’ You can feel the vibe of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ in it, and Nolan’s own ‘Memento’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ But ‘Inception’ glows with a blue-flame intensity all its own. Nolan creates a dream world that he wants us to fill with our own secrets. I can’t think of a better goal for any filmmaker. Of course, trusting the intelligence of the audience can cost Nolan at the box office. We’re so used to being treated like idiots. How to cope with a grand-scale epic, shot in six countries at a reported cost of $160 million, that turns your head around six ways from Sunday? Dive in and drive yourself crazy, that’s how.

via Peter Travers Reviews Inception, Praises Nolan’s Non-Commercial Head Trip of a Thriller | /Film.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock June 30th, 2010 — No Comments