Oscars 2018 – Predictions

Will I be right? Maybe. Will I be catastrophically wrong? Probably. Will there be another monumental error when announcing Best Picture? Lord, let's hope not! Here's my predictions* for the 90th Academy Awards... (*my predictions indicated in red) Writing (Original Screenplay) The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside... Continue Reading →

Oscars 2018 – Ranking the Best Picture Nominees

It's been a great year for film, so much so that ranking this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees has taken a little longer to pull together...and I'm probably going to change my mind as I go, but never mind. This doesn't necessarily reflect my predictions about what will win - that will follow in another post... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Star Wars

Star Wars (1977) Directed by: George Lucas Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew Written by Leslie Twitter | Website I often joke that when it comes to awards season, if you're nominated for the Oscar, you'd be better off not winning than claiming victory.... Continue Reading →

Ranking the Best Picture Nominees 2017

The countdown is on to the biggest event in the movie calendar, The 89th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars! I've already run through my picks and predictions, and continuing the theme of talking everything Oscars, here is my ranking of this year's Best Picture nominees!  Hacksaw Ridge Read my full review here. My feelings were... Continue Reading →

Oscars 2017 – Predictions

We're less than a week away now from the Big Show, and whilst many will be weighing in with their opinions and predictions, I thought you could probably do with some more and check out my picks! Enjoy! Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler (2014) Director: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Written by Josh Twitter | Website  Snubs have always occurred at the Academy Awards, it’s just that they’ve become much more high profile and significant with the growing number of people talking about films over such things as social media. Some snubs are... Continue Reading →

Moonlight (2017) – Review

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes The Overview A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough... Continue Reading →

Oscar Predictions 2016

  Not long to go now, so here is the last in my series of special pre-Oscars posts. Here I’ll be looking at the main categories and giving my predictions. I’m going to outline what I think is the most likely to win, but also which one I would like to win. You can check... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Review: Getting the Job Done

Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James Please note, this review contains minor spoilers, but it’s a true story so I don’t feel too bad about spoiling some things! The Overview The true story of the Boston Globe investigative news team, “Spotlight”, who tirelessly worked to uncover a huge... Continue Reading →

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