We’re delighted to announce that one of CineVue’s finest contributors, Patrick Gamble, has been nominated for Blogger of the Year at the 2014 Richard Attenborough Film Awards. The nod came for his sterling review of J.C. Chandor’s sophomore feature All Is Lost, along with a string of other first-class pieces written for the site over the past twelve months. Voting is now open over at the awards’ official site moviepreviewnetwork.com and will close at noon on 22 January, with winners in all categories announced by Miquita Oliver on the evening of Tuesday 28 January 2014 in Central London. If you enjoy our site and Patrick’s writing, please click here and register your vote for Gamble as RAFA Blogger of the Year.
Now in their 8th incarnation, the Richard Attenborough Film Awards were launched to celebrate the best new releases each year, with categories such as Film of the Year, Best Director, British Film of the Year and Best British Breakthrough. The awards are, of course, named after the inimitable Attenborough who’s still probably best known for biopic Gandhi, 1982’s film of the year which went on to win eight Oscars and five Baftas including Best Picture and Best Director on both sides of the pond. His other films as director include Shadowlands, A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin and Closing the Ring. Lord Attenborough continues to fulfil his numerous responsibilities as Chairman or President of numerous film industry bodies and UK charities.
Here’s a snippet of Patrick Gamble’s Blogger of the Year-nominated review of All Is Lost for your consideration:
Whilst there may be the nagging doubt that this is purely a flamboyant exercise in concept execution, Redford’s nuanced central performance and the film’s shrewdly sculpted dramatics are so instinctively aligned that the audience soon becomes utterly enthralled, equipped to see past the novelty and focus exclusively on the experience they’re enduring. A nerve-wracking reimagining of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, All Is Lost grandiose portrait of honour in struggle is a lucid and indomitable celebration of the endurance of the human spirit that makes for one hell of a ride.
For more about the Richard Attenborough Film Awards and to vote for Patrick, visit moviepreviewnetwork.com.