Via competent writing, confident direction and excellent performances, Bad Neighbours is a success.
On Thursday the line-up for the 67th Cannes Film Festival was announced. Scheduled to be held from the 14 to 25 May 2014, New Zealand director Jane Campion heads the jury for the main competition section.
Throughout the frivolity that encapsulated the entire duration of The Grand Budapest Hotel a little smile (or maybe it was a mischievous grin) never left my face.
The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year’s event in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday 7 May.
Prepare to be shaken.
The plot is ridiculous, and the coincidences, preposterous conveniences and baffling plot holes become hard to ignore. In the end, it matters little. This is pure escapism…
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.