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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 6:19:10 PM   
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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 6:25:47 PM   
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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 6:30:08 PM   
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Jared Gilman was fantastic - both he and Kara Hayward delivered Anderson's dialogue so perfectly, it's quite extraordinary. Both were wonderful - two of my favourite performances by child actors.



Yeah agree with this. I watched it again last night and I think they're both fantastic. What really surprised me 2nd time around is Hayward's screen presence. She absolutely dominates the screen at times, it's quite remarkable.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 6:44:53 PM   
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MA linked to that translator in the What Made You Smile thread. I've been going through Empire pages just pissing myself laughing ever since.



I just read my siganture using that and amd laughing while imaging Jones saying it

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 7:30:28 PM   
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Jared Gilman was fantastic - both he and Kara Hayward delivered Anderson's dialogue so perfectly, it's quite extraordinary. Both were wonderful - two of my favourite performances by child actors.



Yeah agree with this. I watched it again last night and I think they're both fantastic. What really surprised me 2nd time around is Hayward's screen presence. She absolutely dominates the screen at times, it's quite remarkable.


I really hope this is the start of a great career for her (if she continues with acting). As you said, her screen presence is fantastic, especially for someone that young in such a difficult part.


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 7:45:26 PM   
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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 4/1/2013 9:01:55 PM   
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So, Kara Hayward will be here right? She was my favorite performance in Moonrise Kingdom.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 7/1/2013 2:53:13 PM   
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Elizabeth Olsen - Martha - Martha Marcy May Marlene



I’ve yet to see New York Minute but if the performances of Mary-Kate and Ashley are anything close to the superb turn from their little sister we may very well have a new Barrymore clan, if without those lovely moustaches.



Philip Seymour Hoffman - Lancaster Dodd - The Master



So I can finally forgive Mr Hoffman for his Truman Capote and stealing all of Toby Jones’ thunder. As the leader of The Cause, writer, doctor, nuclear physicist and theoretical philosopher Lancaster Dodd, Hoffman is a peculiar jolly fatman, charismatic and playful. He is a man you can believe easily capable with his deliberately calm demeanour of ensnaring and seducing followers to his side. Though he is at most merely a peddler of half arsed ideas drawn from any number of philosophies and fraudulent past life theories as well as a charlatan medical practitioner he does it ever so well. My favourite moments are his volcanic eruption at the home of a Philadelphian acolyte and the song he sings to Freddie at the end.



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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 7/1/2013 2:56:18 PM   
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Both fine choices. Elizabeth Olsen in particular.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 7/1/2013 2:56:24 PM   
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Elizabeth Olsen - Martha - Martha Marcy May Marlene



I’ve yet to see New York Minute but if the performances of Mary-Kate and Ashley are anything close to the superb turn from their little sister we may very well have a new Barrymore clan, if without those lovely moustaches.




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Philip Seymour Hoffman - Lancaster Dodd - The Master



So I can finally forgive Mr Hoffman for his Truman Capote and stealing all of Toby Jones’ thunder. As the leader of The Cause, writer, doctor, nuclear physicist and theoretical philosopher Lancaster Dodd, Hoffman is a peculiar jolly fatman, charismatic and playful. He is a man you can believe easily capable with his deliberately calm demeanour of ensnaring and seducing followers to his side. Though he is at most merely a peddler of half arsed ideas drawn from any number of philosophies and fraudulent past life theories as well as a charlatan medical practitioner he does it ever so well. My favourite moments are his volcanic eruption at the home of a Philadelphian acolyte and the song he sings to Freddie at the end.



Yeah, he was brilliant.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 7/1/2013 3:05:51 PM   
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Olsen - stunning performance. No Oscar nomination lolwut

Hoffman - brilliant as ever.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 7/1/2013 3:27:41 PM   
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Yeah, another two excellent choices. PSH is one of those actors who can disappoint me with some of his film choices, then do something that'll completely blow me away.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 2:05:47 PM   
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Shirley MacLaine - Marjorie "Marge" Nugent – Bernie (36th)



In the wonderfully weird and colourfully macabre Bernie, Shirley MacLaine plays the virtually reclusive and recently widowed Mrs Nugent. She is befriended by popular mortician Bernie Tiede and soon they are practically inseparable. The wealthy woman soon goes missing. Still no one really notices or really cares because Mrs Nugent is by far the meanest woman in town. MacLaine (as Marge Nugent) gives us a deliciously sour and fierce turn as the mean spirited old biddy, a scarily possessive individual, a splendidly loathsome creature.





Jack Black - Bernie Tiede - Bernie / Seann William Scott - Doug Glatt – Goon (36th/50th)





My mother said something a few years ago along the lines of "…every actor has at least one half decent performance in them…” I didn't completely agree but here we are at the end of 2012, the apocalypse was a bust and two of my favourite acts of the year belong to a pair of 'comedic' actors I have in the past (to put it lightly) had very little time for. Coincidently or not both Black and Williams play characters based on real people and their experiences. One a sweet natured dolt finding his place in the world as a hockey enforcer and the other a man so beloved by the community that when he admits to murdering an elderly lady they rally to his side in defence.

As Doug Glatt, Scott if not a revelation at the least is a surprisingly heart-warming screen presence, quiet, a little bashful and very much the heart of the film. In Bernie, Black reins in some of his more obvious comic foibles and adds a subtle layer of slickness that is used effectively and puts a little bit of doubt into the minds of those watching.



Is McConaughey higher? I'd put that as the performance in the film - he seems to be enjoying himself so damn much too.

D'ya think it was an intervention that sat him down in front of a day's solid viewing of the romcom shit he's been making and got him to sort himself out?


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 2:32:24 PM   
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This will be finished by the weekend...

As for McConaughey he will be featuring but in a somewhat different way to others. I have no idea what happened but there was a considerable gap (for a working actor) of about 18 months between Ghost of Girlfriends (2009) and Lincoln Lawyer (2011) so maybe he had a period to reflect on the shit he had been making and what he wanted to be remembered for, he seemed to settle down in his personal life too and had a couple of children...Fool's Gold isn't a legacy anyone wants.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 10:05:16 PM   
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Alice Lowe - Tina – Sightseers (43rd)



...and an angry woman.

Though I don’t believe looking back that Sightseers completely achieved the right mix of comedy and bloody horror it’s still at times an incredibly funny film and yet also satisfyingly gruesome. I enjoyed Steve Oram and his red faced man but Lowe had a bigger impact.



Yılmaz Erdoğan - Commissar Naci – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (3rd)




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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 10:07:42 PM   
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Missed Sightseers every time of asking and now I need to wait till March for the DVD. Bloody annoyed.

OUATIA is by a massive margin the greatest film with that acronym. Nice choice of performance.


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 10:09:59 PM   
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I really want to watch Anatolia again but I also want to keep it as a treat and save it for a later date.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 10:13:10 PM   
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I watched it again earlier this month. Still wonderful stuff -up hills, down hills, so gorgeously shot. 

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 23/1/2013 10:17:51 PM   
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OUATIA is by a massive margin the greatest film with that acronym.



At what point was it decided that it would be Gimli who gets the most teasing around here? Because you're way worse.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 24/1/2013 1:50:01 AM   
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Yılmaz Erdoğan - Commissar Naci – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (3rd)




"Yes, he was truly amazing". *

*as was Muhammet Uzuner as Doctor Cemal
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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 5/2/2013 12:25:14 AM   
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23/1/2013 2:32:24 PM




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This will be finished by the weekend...



23/1/2013 2:32:24 PM



Anyway, watched Sound of My Voice. Superb film.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:04:09 PM   
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This will be finished by the weekend...



23/1/2013 2:32:24 PM



Anyway, watched Sound of My Voice. Superb film.


Yeah well...


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Amy Adams - Peggy Dodds - The Master (12th)



The idea that Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Misérables is in anyway near the brilliance of Amy Adams quite stunning turn as Mrs Dodds is laughable.



Hugh Grant - The Pirate Captain - The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists (5th)



It took ten years but Hugh Grant finally managed to showcase his limited talents for the better again and though it has been a long boring, shitty comedy filled void since About a Boy, it would seem the wait (well a complete lack of interest in his career) was worth it.


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:11:33 PM   
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Adams is very good - I'm not normally a fan.

Grant was wonderful and I hope its the start of a comeback.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:14:11 PM   
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The idea that Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Misérables is in anyway near the brilliance of Amy Adams quite stunning turn as Mrs Dodds is laughable.



You know that thing you said about randomly getting angry about Les Mis? I've found myself doing it as well. It's turned into an epic rant in my head.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:25:37 PM   
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Adams is very good - I'm not normally a fan.

Grant was wonderful and I hope its the start of a comeback.


I like Adams, I have for a good few years now, I thought she was excellent in Junebug (a blind buy) and I've been keeping an eye out ever since.


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The idea that Anne Hathaway’s performance in Les Misérables is in anyway near the brilliance of Amy Adams quite stunning turn as Mrs Dodds is laughable.



You know that thing you said about randomly getting angry about Les Mis? I've found myself doing it as well. It's turned into an epic rant in my head.





It's odd isn't it, walking happily down the street, suddenly coming to a stop and screaming BUT IT IS SO FUCKING SHIT!

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:28:22 PM   
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I feel bored with my list (who isn’t?) so I’m going to run through them quickly in a quitter’s kind of way. I’ve also began to imagine my pairs as people involved in romantic entanglements and this has amused me far more than it should.

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Ralph Fiennes - Caius Martius Coriolanus – Coriolanus (15th) / AnnaLynne McCord - Pauline – Excision (38th)



Here we have a delusional wannabe surgeon rapidly going off the deep end and Coriolanus (anus) a Roman general on the rise (about to fall) with an impressive mother and staggering rage issues. Excision was a lovely, if bloody surprise one I really enjoyed and I loved the ending. As our self-taught medical whiz McCord gives a genuinely fearless performance. As a choice for making his directorial debut Coriolanus wasn’t exactly the easy option but Fiennes created an intelligent, vivid film without dumbing down the play’s politics or language whilst allowing his impressive cast to get on with it, including himself.


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:32:52 PM   
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I feel bored with my list (who isn’t?)


I'm not bored with it.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:50:18 PM   
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Some of them could work others would be completely inappropriate.


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Frédéric Bourdin – as Himself – The Imposter (18th) / Jennifer Lawrence - Tiffany Maxwell - Silver Linings Playbook (30th)




I think this one could actually work.

Is the choice of Bourdin a cheat? Possibly and I think if I were to watch The Imposter again my initial enjoyment would be undermined, so I think I’ll just keep my first watch as a single viewing but I found him an enthralling watch. As for Lawrence and Silver Linings Playbook if I were to do this list again there would be room for her three main co-stars but Lawrence would still be my top choice of the four. I wasn’t a fan of The Hunger Games but Lawrence shined through and though she was obviously superb in Winter's Bone I wasn’t prepared for just how good she is in Silver Linings. If I was to choose my favourite scenes of last year it would take the form of another half arsed list but I’ll save myself (and others) the trouble and tell you now that in first place would be the showdown at House of Pat. In this moment Lawrence surrounded by a room full of peers including De Niro (better than he’s been for a decade) owns the screen, she is electrifying and at the cinema I’m pretty sure I gasped in wonder.


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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 4:56:53 PM   
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Some of them could work others would be completely inappropriate.





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I think if I were to watch The Imposter again my initial enjoyment would be undermined


Mine was.

Lawrence is just amazing.

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RE: Imp's Favourite Performances 2012 - 15/2/2013 5:11:13 PM   
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Sean Penn - Cheyenne - This Must Be the Place (4th) / Kara Hayward - Suzy - Moonrise Kingdom (7th)



I personally dislike Sean Penn, I think much like Bono he is a self-important nob. I could be wrong and judging people you don’t actually know is futile. Still as an actor I also find his often histrionic performances unpalatable (and think U2 are shit) so imagine my bewilderment and then genuine delight that in This Must Be the Place, grumpy serious Mr Penn is wonderful and surprising. So Kara has that amazing face, has been a member of Mensa since before she was ten and gives a fiercely bright turn in her film debut. I am rubbish.


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