Tag Archives: Helen Hunt

The Sessions is a love poem for living life

24 Mar

THE-SESSIONS

The Sessions was one of the best film of 2012. I am still smarting from Helen Hunt not winning best supporting actress honors and John Hawkes brave performance being ignored all together. Writer/Director Ben Lewis adapts Mark O’Brien autobiographical account of hiring a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity because of paralysis contracted from polio when he was a child.

Sensing he might be nearing death, Mark O’Brien (Hawkes), seeks consultation and receives permission from Priest Brendan (William H. Macy) to contract Cheryl Cohen-Greene (Hunt). This powerful film is more than a person experiencing a physical act. It is a journey that ends up being surprisingly funny, and inspiring because it deals with sex on a mature level and reveals the moments of manhood that most people do not appreciate at the time. Audiences can be critical of Macy’s character, but this film is about O’Brien and his love poem for living life than dogma.

WORD COUNT: 156

Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A-

Winners of the 2012 Emerson Awards!!!

11 Feb

Winners of the 2012 Emerson Awards!!!

moonrise-kingdom

WINNER of Best Picture: MOONRISE KINGDOM

WINNER of Biggest Surprise Film: THE RAID

WINNER of Most Overrated Film: PROMETHEUS

SAVAGES

WINNER of Worst Film: SAVAGES

the-bourne-legacy

WINNER of Most Disappointing Film: THE BOURNE LEGACY

the-master

WINNER of Best Actor: JOAQUIN PHOENIX (THE MASTER)

WINNER of Best Actress: JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Silver Linings Playbook)

django-unchained

WINNER of Best Supporting Actor: LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Django Unchained)

WINNER of Best Supporting Actress: HELEN HUNT (The Sessions)

WINNER of Best Director: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (The Master)

looper

WINNER of Best Original Screenplay: RIAN JOHNSON (Looper)

WINNER of Best Adapted Screenplay: DAVID MAGEE (Life of Pi)

WINNER of Best Animated Feature: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

WINNER of Best Cinematography: RON FRICKE (Samsara)

WINNER of Best Costume Design: KASIA WALICKA-MALMONE (Moonrise Kingdom)

WINNER of Best Documentary: MARLEY

amour-film

WINNER of Best International Picture Nominations: AMOUR (Austria)