While The Wind Rises will not rank amongst my favourites from Miyazaki, it is undeniably a grand finale.
I look at the rest of the nominees at this year’s Academy Awards – Best Picture and Best Director, and the Acting and Screenplay categories – and credit who I think will win (and who should!).
In Part 1 I run through the categories of Best Animated Feature, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Documentary and the Technical categories, offering calculated consideration about the chances of each nominee and predicting the winner on March 3 (in Australia).
Bring back the BAFTA! Andy Buckle takes aim at the wild choices of our colonial brethren.
Lightly avoiding sentimentality and punishing misery I found this quite delightful.
While Hawks’ quintessential Western moves with patience and purpose it is always gripping. Sharp dialogue, fascinatingly flawed characters and an exciting central conflict fuel the story.
The success of Dallas Buyers Club rests on McConaughey’s gaunt shoulders, and he completely disappears into this character.
Yesterday the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) announced the winners in their annual awards.
Alfonso Cuaron. What a marvel. The 52-year-old Mexican master became the first Hispanic filmmaker to win the Director’s Guild of America for Gravity.
Focusing on the film winners here, Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), perhaps the night’s biggest surprise, and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) became favourites for Oscar glory.
In the 25-year history of the PGA today marks the first tie for the feature prize, between Gravity and 12 Years A Slave. That’s amazing.
Amongst Scorsese’s swirling choreography and furiously kinetic energy, at the core of it all is DiCaprio – a king presiding over the world he has built for himself.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 86th Academy Awards overnight. I was up at 12.30am eagerly awaiting the news. Leading the nominees were those for Best Picture: Gravity (10),…
What has interested me the most about the latest film from the great writer/director duo Joel and Ethan Coen is their unique focus on such a genuine character and his bizarre series of misadventures.
Yesterday the winners of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been the brunt of criticism over the last few years, notorious for nominating and inviting along to the ceremony celebrities they’d like to meet and party with, rather than worthy nominees.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced their nominees in the 2013 awards. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave were expectedly were well represented, but it was American Hustle’s 10 nominations (including Amy Adams and Christian Bale in the lead acting categories, and four acting nominations in total) that most surprised.
What have the Guilds told us this year? Commonly the best guide to the eventual Oscar nominations, there have been some surprises in recent years. This year could be no exception. Below are the list of nominees by the PGA, DGA and WGA.
The Academy Award nominations are set for January 16 (a week later than last year). They are usually revealed online at about midnight here. Between now, though, we have the Guilds (the DGA, PGA, WGA), whose nominees will likely all-but complete the picture for this year’s representatives.
This film works doubly as a portrait of a writer, and how she utilised the traumas of her childhood to create something unique and imaginative, and how these beloved tales made the transition from the page to the screen, nursed by Disney studios and personally supervised by Walt Disney himself. It is quite a story.
These are some examples of films that aren’t so bad they are kinda fun to watch, they’re just plain bad.