Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CSIndy (1/22 and 1/29 issues)

images#barnesyardbumps:

*J.C. Chandor’s awards season nonstarter A Most Violent Year is smarter and slyer and more carefully crafted than a lot of the obsequious crap that actually received nominations.

*Mike Leigh’s gorgeous and unconventional biopic Mr. Turner features a career-defining performance from longtime Leigh favorite Timothy Spall.

*My American Sniper review was reprinted in last week’s Colorado Springs Independent.

index*FOX News scumbags aside, American Sniper is still a complex, conflicted, and profoundly moving film.

#barnesyarddumps:

*Jennifer Aniston goes awards-grubbing in the facile indie Cake, and sticks us with this indigestible slice of grief porn.