Posts Tagged With: Academy Awards

Remembering Past Oscars: Hugh Jackman


I just quickly want to share a personal thought. I was remembering all the Academy Award galas, well, at least the ones I have personally watched, because I have never bothered to sit through an entire show that happened before 1995. Too much. Okay, I will stop straying. The point is that I was thinking about what edition had been my favourite, and I had it crystal clear from the beginning: the 81st edition in 2009, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

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American Hustle, You Are not Conning Anyone

Photo by Francois Duhamel - © 2013 Annapurna Productions LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo by Francois Duhamel  © 2013 Annapurna Productions LLC All Rights Reserved

You might have heard of American Hustle. It is a film by David O. Russell that is nominated for a bunch of Oscars, including Best Picture. Don’t be fooled: it is not worthy of that nomination. Continue reading

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Sunrise: Lessons on Loving, Betraying and Loving Again

Dreamy: Janet Gaynor and George O'Brien in Sunrise

“I’m on a boat”: Janet Gaynor and George O’Brien in Sunrise

Silent films are nowadays seen like a distant thing, something none of us should bother watching. But thank God – or, more precisely, thank Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist gave this genre a chance a couple of years ago. Continue reading

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