I was at the cinema watching Live By Night, and after what seemed like several days emerged blinking into the sunlight, feeling let down and deflated. Then I saw the Oscar nominations and felt let down and deflated. Oscar nomination day means the usual wailing about expected shoo-ins being left out, or under appreciated indies being ignored… Those Oscar Nominations From B-Z Read More
BAFTA Award Nominations Are Out And Hello Again Amy Adams!
Once The British Academy of Film & Television Arts awards (the BAFTAS) were held after the Oscars, by which time everyone was bored with awards ceremonies and the designers had literally run out of nice dresses, so hardly anyone famous actually went. Every now and then a bona fide Hollywood megastar would put in an appearance… BAFTA Award Nominations Are Out And Hello Again Amy Adams! Read More
2016 – The Year We Didn’t Know If A “Best Of” Film List Was Numerical or Alphabetical
Ah yes, Arrival. Anyway I can assure you this is an in-order, 1st to 10th best, numerical list which by chance happens to be almost… ALMOST, alphabetical. 1. Arrival What “best of” film list this end-of-year won’t have Arrival at the top? Maybe one written by Cillian Murphy. It’s really hard to talk about Arrival without spoiler-ing – so… 2016 – The Year We Didn’t Know If A “Best Of” Film List Was Numerical or Alphabetical Read More
Nocturnal Animals 4 stars
Nocturnal Animals starts with several overweight, middle aged women dancing naked, and clearly enjoying themselves – soon the camera moves back and it becomes apparent that they are part of a gallery exhibition. It’s opening night and skinny young people dressed in black with champagne glasses are ignoring the exhibits as they chat, thereby demonstrating that middle-aged women… Nocturnal Animals Read More