Hugo (2011) - Martin Scorsese. Won Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects. 40/571 . First of all, I wanna go to Paris. Mostly in the 20’s, but I’d be ok with just going like right now. This movie was so beautiful! The cinematography was so well done, and every shot was beautifully framed, and had so many moving pieces. There’s something about the whole steampunky clockwork vibe that I just adore as well. It’s romantic and pure, seeing all these little pieces so perfectly detailed that then all combine into one grand scheme. Plus, it’s another one of these film-on-film pieces, and I’ve quickly grown to really love that little subgenre. The acting was awesome all around, from Ben Kingsley & Christopher Lee to the little kids, everyone was spot on. Sacha Baron Cohen was my favorite, of course; he plays such a great villain. And the fact that he had this metal brace on his leg makes him like a little part machine, making him all the more menacing. Scorsese plays so well with the relationship between man and machine in this movie. Sometimes it’s beautiful and comforting, and other times it’s coarse and violent, like the trains screeching through the station. Hugo is heartwarming and beautiful, and, just the whimsey and magic and splendor of it all is so fun.