I’ve been a really big fan of Ciarán Hinds since seeing him for the first time in Stephen Spielberg’s Munich in 2005. Since then he’s rocked my world in There will be Blood, Margot at the Wedding, The Debt, Harry Potter 7.5 and The Gate Theatre’s 2009 adaptation of The Birds. He’s well able to lead the line but also has that Steve Buscemi-like knack of adding something special with a supporting role.
But as I was watching John Carter earlier this week I realised the man needs to be careful as he is treading on another thespian’s toes. The other man is Spooool’s 2011 Man of the Year, Michael Fassbender.
This year, films in the three short film categories – Live Action, Animation and Documentary – have been grouped together by Magnolia Pictures and Shorts HD. They are being presented in screenings with the intention of giving audiences an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, February 26th. One of the theatres showing them is Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, where this Spooooler was lucky enough to see the Live Action set.