This is the cinema part of these awards. Over the last few weeks, we’ve asked for your thoughts on category, and then we asked everyone for nominations. I’ve now collated them all, and these are the most nominated in each category. I’m putting it to the vote, so it’s all public etc, but don’t forget how easy it is to bribe me!.
First up: The Cinema Awards. Where at all possible, I’ll link to a review that we’ve got up. A lot of them we haven’t reviewed which is a bit odd, given the amount of crap we have squandered bandwidth on. Otherwise, just take my word for it. All finalists received more than one nomination with one exception, that I’ll explain when it comes up.
Most of us remember our childhood fondly. At least, I do. I remember the fort, fishing for yabbies, backyard cricket and exploring the world (as I knew it) on my BMX. What tends to get forgotten is the highly charged emotions, the tantrums, the neediness and the fear of abandonment. ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ is the first film I’ve seen that perfectly encapsulates what is was really like to be a 9 year old. This is not the usual garbage film about childhood told through rose-coloured glasses, ending with “And after that summer, we were never the same.” This film is about the raw emotion of being a child on the cusp of growing up.