I’m quite sure the world is waiting with baited breath to hear what I have to say about this year’s Oscars and who I think should win. So as is traditional, here are my hopes vs. what will probably happen.
Lady Bird (2017) Directed by: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein IMDB Synopsis In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. *Minor spoilers* I like being in Greta Gerwig’s world. It looks like a (good) Instagram feed but feels real at the same time, you know? She can… Read More
Happy Oscars Day! I’m not sure yet how I’ll be viewing or even when, however I am very excited. In the grand scheme of things I do realise that The Academy Awards don’t really mean that much. I mean, I love them – but most of the films I love from the bottom of my… Read More
The Greatest Showman (2017) Directed by: Michael Gracey Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson IMDB Synopsis Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. *Minor spoilers* OMG! I have to admit that I avoided this… Read More
The Shape of Water (2017) Directed by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones IMDB Synopsis At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. *Minor spoilers* Hype is a dangerous thing,… Read More
A Fantastic Woman (2017) Directed by: Sebastián Lelio Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes IMDB Synopsis Marina, a transsexual woman who works as waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. *Mild Spoilers* When Marina’s (Vega) older lover passes away suddenly, she finds she has more than just grief to… Read More
Coco (2018) Directed by: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Benjamin Bratt IMDB Synopsis Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. *Spoilers* Music is a major no-no in Miguel’s family. Passed down… Read More
Phantom Thread (2018) Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville IMDB Synopsis Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. *Mild Spoilers* Ro mah ro-mah-mah, Gaga oh-la-la! Wow. This is such… Read More