Oscar Nominations 2019 – FILM REVIEW: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Dir: Marielle Heller Nominated for: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant), Best Adapted Screenplay. Score: ★★★★☆ Another in the glut of true life based films that has swarmed the Oscars this year, on the surface this one seems like the premise for a somewhat different, flimsier film. Author Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) has... Continue Reading →

Oscar Nominations 2019 – FILM REVIEW: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Dir: Spike Lee Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing. Score: ★★★★★ There is little doubt Spike Lee is one of the pre-eminent directors of this generation or of any other. His voice is singular, distinctive and perhaps most importantly of all... Continue Reading →

Oscar Nominations 2019 – FILM REVIEW: Roma (2018)

Dir: Alfonso Cuaron Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio), Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira), Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing. Score: ★★★★★ Alfonso Cuaron's back catalogue is a mixed bag in a strangely varied career, his '91 debut... Continue Reading →

Oscar Nominations 2019 – FILM REVIEW: Vice (2018)

Dir: Adam McKay Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams) Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Make Up & Hairstyling. Score: ★★★☆☆ Vice is Adam McKay's biopic of the notorious Bush administration vice president, Dick Cheney, who held office between 2001-2009,... Continue Reading →

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