Oxymoron’s 2013 Mid Year Film List

Now that we are half way through 2013, let’s look back at the 135 films that have been released thus far.  What films have you particularly liked and what films do you feel did not live up to your expectations?  Being within the film industry you can image how many of us at Oxymoron watch films per week.  Below is a running list of our current
“Top Picks”, “Fun Selections”, and noted “Indie Films”.

OXYMORON’S TOP PICKS:

The following films are Oxymoron’s “Top Picks” for mid 2013.  Gangster Squad which included Giovanni Ribisi gave an incredible performance with an on point method to the era.  Oz The Great and Powerful told an enchanting story with a dazzling continuing take on a classic tale.  JJ Abram’s Star Trek Into The Darkness gave an action packed journey into space while Baz Juhrmann’s The Great Gatsby provided a breathtaking and riveting performance by Leonardo Dicaprio.  From the sublties and no cut dialogues scenes of Before Midnight to Stoker offering a frightening and realisitc dark approach to a coming of age story, 2013 has released some great films midway through.

1.) Gangster Squad (Giovanni’s performance was incredible and on point with the era)

2.) Oz the Great and Powerful

3.) JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into the Darkness

4.) Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

5.) Before Midnight

6.) Stoker

FILMS TO HAVE FUN WITH:

Some fun films to laugh and hide from:

1.) Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers

2.) Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

3.) Dark Skies

INDIE FILMS TO NOTE:

Here are some great indie films that you MUST watch:

1.) Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines

2.) Jeff Nichols’ Mud

3.) Scott McGehee & David Siegel’s What Maisie Knew

4.) Noah Baumbach: Francis Ha

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Steven Spielberg to reside and become head film fest jury for Cannes!

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential Lincoln.- Photo via IMDB.

As reported by CBC News, Steven Spielberg has been sought after by Cannes officials.  Spielberg met with festival president Gilles Jacob (a meeting years in the making) to go over the possibility of having Spielberg lead the film festival jury.

Jacob recently stated “I’ve often asked Steven to be jury president, but he’s always been shooting a film,”.  Spielberg has accepted the invitation and will move forward as the lead jurer for Festival de Cannes.

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential film, Lincoln.

Do you know which Steven Spielberg films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival?

The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or just Festival de Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world.

Oxymoron Entertainment released their film “Middle Men” at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. The film received rave reviews and has since been available on multiple viewing platforms.  Visit Middle Men’s official site to view the film… CLICK HERE.

For more information on Cannes and this years festival (slated for May 15-26), please visit, www.festival-cannes.fr.