Posts Tagged With: Oscars

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: Selma

selma-bridgeIt tends to be a problem whenever a film is regarded as better than it actually is. You can have a movie that offers a great performance from its leading actor (Black Swan, for instance), but that doesn’t mean the film itself is good –in fact, most times the movie is only praised because of that performance, but that’s it. Had not the actor been so good, the film would have gone unnoticed. 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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Retrospective: It Happened One Night

628x471This month marks the 80th anniversary of the cinema release of It Happened One Night, which premiered at New York City on February 22nd 1934. Time flies, as it seems, but this movie, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, does not seem to age. Instead, it has left a trail behind it. Continue reading

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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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86th Academy Awards Nominations

As it happens every year, the Oscar nominees have been announced. And as it also happens every year, lots of people have been snubbed, and others whom we don’t think would deserve it have been nominated. Continue reading

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