I’ve like The Oscars and what they represent for the movie industry. I like the pomp and ceremony that goes with them and I usually recognise the movies they have chosen as worthy contenders (if not always worthy, eventual winners). However … Continue reading Why The Academy have got it wrong with the new “Popular Movie” category.
In 2017 Michael Stuhlbarg had a run of films that most actors would kill for. He managed to star in 3 movies that were all subsequently Oscar nominated and in one case, won the Oscar for Best Picture. Nevertheless, most people … Continue reading Unsung Hero: Michael Stuhlbarg
One major mix-up but no real surprises from The 89th Oscars ceremony. You could have put money (literally) on the outcome of the awards and bookmakers, for the most part, had it right. Although my predictions were based more on … Continue reading Oscars Month: My Views on The Oscars 2017
The Oscars are tonight and after a month of viewing all the films featured in the major categories, it is now time to give my predications. I’m going to give two separate predictions, what I think the Academy will choose … Continue reading Oscars Month: My Oscar Predictions
Director Paul Verhoeven doesn’t shy away from horrific drama. Elle begins with a home invasion and rape, largely off-screen, but then repeated and referred back to throughout the movie. It is a jarring opening and sets the tone for the … Continue reading Oscars Month: Elle (2016) Review
There is something very familiar about Hidden Figures. It isn’t the story itself, although Hollywood has documented the struggle of African-Americans during the 60s many times before. Neither is it the acting, which is a dependable and very good. It … Continue reading Oscars Month: Hidden Figures (2016) Review
There is nothing extraordinary about Hell or High Water. It is a movie which delivers a solid story with very good performances. It isn’t a film which brings anything new, creates a new genre or utilises a new technological advancement. … Continue reading Oscars Month: Hell or High Water (2016) Review
How do you define a “best supporting role?” Is it screen time? Position in the story? Relationship to the lead character? Audience perception? Two categories in The Oscars award people for their “supporting” roles but when you look through past … Continue reading Oscars Month: Should “Best Supporting role” even be a category?
Views from the Sofa’s Podcast returns! Tying in with Oscars Month, Adam and Ben discuss all things Awards related. This includes which categories should have been included in The Oscars, which movies have been shockingly overlooked and what sandwich won … Continue reading Oscars Month: Views from the Sofa Podcast – Episode 11: Best Sofa in a Supporting Role
There is a very clear question at the center of Captain Fantastic that never really gets a straight answer – and the film is better because of this. Captain Fantastic is the story of a group of children, raised by … Continue reading Oscars Month: Captain Fantastic (2016) Review