Posts Tagged With: Academy Awards

My Oscars Predictions

MOONLIGHT, Alex R. Hibbert, 2016, photo by David Bornfriend, ©A24/courtesy Everett Collection

The Oscars: as unpredictable as a five-year-old child. More often than we’d like, these awards end up being a shocker, naming Best Picture of the year a film that no one remembers as being “that great” five years later. Continue reading

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Film Review: Jackie

President and First Lady in Jackie

How hard can it be for a thespian to portray a real-life character? And not just that, but someone who was well-known and whose life was followed by the media step by step. Continue reading

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Film Review: The Revenant

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For the past couple of months, I have been worrying about one thing: Leo’s Oscar. To be precise, I have been worrying about the fact that the Academy might be about to give him the long-awaited award simply because “it’s about time” instead of having rewarded him in the past for the great performances he has given. Continue reading

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Film Review: The Big Short

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I have never understood financial gibberish. Not because I’m stupid, but because I was never into maths or anything of the sort, so one would think that a film that spends its two hours talking about the stock market and mortgages wouldn’t be engaging from my point of view. Continue reading

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Honest Posters of 2016’s Oscar Nominees

Ah, the Oscars. How I love them. I have been watching them live since I was about ten years old, and I always enjoy them thoroughly. Continue reading

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What Oscar-Nominated Posters Should Really Say

Hey! Look at that, it’s almost Oscar night! This Sunday we will finally know what film wins the Best Picture statuette (Boyhood) instead of the one that truly deserves it (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Continue reading

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Film Review: The Theory of Everything

theory_of_everything_still_a_lThere is an unspoken rule for the Oscars that states the following: if you are doing a biopic where you play someone overcoming a disability or something of the sort, you will win an Academy Award. Continue reading

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Film Review: The Imitation Game

1d42c26fe114da7e624307d7a06d0ee8Some movies just seem to be designed to be nominated for everything during an awards season, even if it wasn’t its makers’ intention –usually, the big producers are the ones that make sure the films go that way. Continue reading

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The Biggest Letdowns from the 2014 Oscars

© Photo by Ellen DeGeneres for @TheEllenShowThe Oscars: the most awaited event of the film world, the one that culminates the awards season. Millions of movie buffs look forward to this event, but as it happens, it tends to be met with disappointment when it doesn’t meet the expectations. Usually, it is the host to blame, or the dubious criteria of some awards. But no matter how bad they might be a year, people will still watch them the following one. Here are some of the biggest letdowns from last night’s show, from my perspective. Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Irreplaceable and Unforgettable

Hoffman in 2011 at the premiere of "The Ides of March" - © Georges Biard

Hoffman in 2011 at the premiere of “The Ides of March” – © Georges Biard

It is indeed so sad to find out about the death of a great thespian like Philip Seymour Hoffman. It does not matter what the cause of death was, we just lost a truly remarkable actor who gave us mind-blowing performances, both on screen and on stage. Continue reading

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