About Critical Perspectives: 2012 was a good year for film -- especially Hollywood. The Academy actually managed to produce a diverse and interesting list of nominees. In the weeks leading up to Oscar night, I hope to start conversations about the various films honored.
When his newest, Django Unchained hits theaters this Christmas, it will have been three years since the words "Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino" graced cinema screens. Each one of his films is so unique; spanning so many genres- that every new film's release becomes an event.
Do we really need to praise Martin Scorsese any more than he's been already? Do I have to reiterate the contributions he's made to film, not just through his endless list of cinematic masterpieces, but also through his contributions and advocacy of film preservation? Do I need to remind you about his passion for cinema?
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