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A SINGLE MAN
A Single Man drowns its audience in beauty. It unapologetically flaunts its gorgeous, dreamy cinematography; it captivates the senses with its hypnotizing piano-and-violin-infused classical score; it highlights the statuesque male form with lustful enthusiasm; and so on. It does all this without restraint, so indulgent in its aesthetic appeal that the technical achievements of the film almost overwhelm the story inside—but not quite. If the film’s stylistic flair occasionally overshadows the happenings of the story, Colin Firth’s performance—playing a grieving widow who tries to get through one last day before committing suicide—provides a sturdy enough emotional base to keep the proceedings in check. Firth conveys so much with so little, and watching him quietly suffer through his heartbreak is agonizing. What the film may lack in subtlety, it makes up for with the raw power of Firth’s emotive abilities. He is a force to be reckoned with.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – A commentary with producer/director Tom Ford, and a Making of A Single Man featurette.

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edgeofdarknessposterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the art of the new Wall Street teaser, reflect on the business of indie cinema, and offer some of their favorite films and disappointments from Sundance 2010. Special guest Steve Weintraub (AKA Frosty) from Collider joins us this evening.

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/Filmcast Ep. 82 – Sherlock Holmes & Up in the Air

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This week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley discuss the pleasures of A Perfect Getaway, praise the beauty of A Single Man, and do a double review of Sherlock Holmes and Up in the Air.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us in two weeks on Monday January 11th at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Daybreakers.

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AFI’s Top 10 Movies and TV Series of 2009

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The American Film Institute have announced the official selections for the 2009 AFI Awards, nominations which include the “10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of the Year”. You can find out the top tv in both tv and movies after the jump, included in the official press release.

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Analysts have noted that the big festivals inaugurating this fall season have been slow to produce buys for films without distribution. Tom Ford‘s film A Single Man (which has a beautiful trailer I posted yesterday) looked like it could be the first big buy of the Toronto Fest, and that almost turned out to be true. Read More »

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