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 →

Darkest Hour (2018) – Review

Director: Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane The Overview During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.​... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Jaws

Jaws (1975) Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw Written by…well me actually! As soon as it was decided that the topic for 'Looking Back On' would be those overlooked or "snubbed" for Oscars, I'd decided on Jaws quicker than you could say "mechanical shark"! It is no secret whatsoever that Jaws is my favourite... 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 →

Looking back on…Sicario

Sicario (2015) Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro Written by Gavin Twitter | Website Oscar snubs will always get people interested. They will have their favourites and believe that it should have been recognised, and I am not different. Some films just resonate with you more than others and you... 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 →

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