Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant, Dolly Wells Director: Marielle Heller Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a crotchety woman who lives alone with her cat. Her poor behaviour gets her fired from her job and her dull writing means that the books she writes won't sell, but when her cat gets sick and she's behind on… Continue reading Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Last night was the 90th Academy Awards, a ceremony that usually inspires some controversy, joys, disappointments and emotional tears, for the attendees at least. Whether you love or hate the films that won or were nominated, it's always an interesting night. In case you missed it, here is the full list of nominees and winners.… Continue reading And The Winner Is…. Oscars 2018
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Director: Guillermo del Toro A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood's Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan's Labyrinth. It's the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a… Continue reading The Shape Of Water (2017)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson Director: Steven Spielberg The concept of freedom of the press and a sense of political accountability is such a hot button topic lately. So is the role of women moving into positions of power. This film looks at both of these things, in a film that puts Meryl… Continue reading The Post (2017)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E Grant. Director: Pablo Larrain Jackie Kennedy (Portman) struggles to deal with the grief and trauma of her husband's assassination while fighting to have a funeral that will establish his legacy. Jackie O is a figure of elegance and class, and to me… Continue reading Jackie (2016)
Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved the Oscars. When I was really tiny, it was really more about the dresses and the glamour, seeing the stars I'd watched in the films that year. But now that I'm a little older and wiser, ... I still appreciate the dresses and the glamour, but… Continue reading Oscars 2015: The winners!
Awards season is really in full swing after the Academy Award nominations were released today. Again, Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel are strong contenders, with Boyhood and The Imitation Game also main contenders. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) Felicity Jones… Continue reading The Academy Award Nominations are out for 2015…