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(December 2012)

It’s winterSan Francisco Snow in the City with snow covered roads and icicles hanging from window sills. Snow in San Francisco? Forgetaboutit (we here don’t slur our words). It snows in the City of Saint Francis on the West Coast of California about once every other decade. And even then it’s a thin layer of dirty snow. But if you’re a kid growing up here, even dirty snow is damn exciting. San Francisco is also the home of CinemaToast and we’re damn happy that it is.

We’re pleased to have a new essay on a 2012 film; Beasts of The Southern Wild. I believe it’s the most contemporary movie written for The Toast. This commentary was written by a true renaissance man; Matt Piucci is writer, musician, and brilliant scientist who is also a talented raconteur. We have high hopes of receiving more movie essays from this special guy.

-- Update January 2013 --

Beast of The Southern Wild is a nominee for the Best Picture of 2013!
And Quvenzhané Wallis, the young star, is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role!

Its Oscar time again and, after a slow start, the year 2012 has picked up steam with a passel of fine new films being released. Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Argo, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Salmon Fishing in Yemen have all received nomination for the Hollywood Foreign Salmon Fishing in YemenPress’ Golden Globes, which are widely considered a foretelling of the Academy Awards.

Django Unchained is the latest Quentin Tarantino Western bloodfest and we say that with affection.

Life of Pi is from Ang Lee and, from the previews, it looks spectacularly beautiful.

Argo is about the secret CIA-Canadian rescue of American personnel from revolutionary Iran.

Lincoln is Steven Spielberg’s film about the President’s struggle to get an amendment passed that will end slavery, and at the same time win the Civil War.

Zero Dark Thirty is movie about the 10 year hunt and final killing of Osama bin Laden.

Salmon Fishing in Yemen is about the attempt to turn the desert into a fly-fishing paradise and stars the beautiful Emily Blunt.

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