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[Voting Spirit] Winners Announced

As I predicted, The Artist was the big winner at last night Spirit Awards ceremony, taking home 4 out of 5 honors. It’s only loss came in the Best Screenplay category, where it was the dark horse–being without dialogue and all. Yet it managed the mean feat of scoring Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor […]

[Voting Spirit] Who Will Win & Who Should

This is it! The final week of Voting Spirit 2012. Last week I completed my journey to see all 38 nominated features, and then I–along with scores of other IFP and Film Independent members– cast my ballot. And now I’ll break down for you my final thoughts on the nominees, as well as who will […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ ‘We Were Here,’ ‘Terri,’ ‘In the Family,’ ‘Hello Lonesome,’ ‘The Dynamiter’ and ‘A Better Life’

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic  Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be truly surprised […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘The Interrupters,’ ‘Footnote,’ ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘An African Election,’ ‘A Separation,’ and ‘Circumstance’

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic  Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. Last week I shared my thoughts on some of the films […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘The Kid With a Bike,’ ‘Melancholia,’ ‘The Off Hours,’ ‘Natural Selection,’ ‘Midnight in Paris’ and ‘Bellflower’

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. Last week we looked at some returning Spirit nominees. This week […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘Beginners,’ ‘Albert Nobbs,’ ‘Another Earth,’ ‘Tyrannosaur,’ ‘Cedar Rapids,’ ‘Rampart,’ & ‘The Redemption of General Butt Naked’

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. In last week’s column I considered the merits of some of […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘Margin Call,’ ‘Gun Hill Road,’ ‘Bill Cunningham New York,’ ‘Shame,’ ‘Pariah’ & ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. Last week we discussed the Spirit’s frontrunners and this week we’ll […]

[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘Take Shelter’, ‘The Artist’, ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Win Win,’ & ’50/50′

Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic Kristy Puchko  will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind the scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10PM on IFC. Last week I confronted some of this year’s nominee […]

[Voting Spirit] Your Guide to the Indie Spirit Awards

Each year the world gawks at the Academy Awards, filled with glitzy celebrities and massive amounts of cash for big budget productions and glossy, global promotions. There’s a lot to marvel at the Oscars, but generally there are few surprises. Part of the Oscar’s predictability problem comes down to the Academy’s well-established biases (comedies, people […]

[Voting Spirit] Who Will Win, and Who Should

Last week I completed my quest to see all 35 of the independent films nominated for this year’s Spirit Awards. This meant weeks upon weeks of trekking to Tribeca through snow drifts, slick ice and high winds, and sitting through some heartbreaking moments, some grotesque sequences, and some deeply pretentious drivel. But I also saw […]



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