Tag: Oscar Nominees

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Oscars 2019 – Thoughts, Hopes & Dreams

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.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. Starring: KiKi Layne • Stephan James • Regina King • Brian Tyree Henry • Dave Franco TW: Sexual Assault Honestly, if Beale Street could talk I don’t think it would because it would be too busy snoozing … Read More If Beale Street Could Talk

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) *Minor spoilers* Things aren’t going great for Lee Israel. Once a lauded writer, her last book – a biography of Estée Lauder – has been a commercial and critical flop. Her agent is avoiding her calls, she’s behind on her rent and she’s just been let go from her job. Struggling to stay afloat and keep her sick … Read More Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Green Book

Green Book (2018) While there aren’t really many surprises here, certainly in terms of structure (we’ve all seen this narrative before: two very different people are thrown together and gradually, against all odds, become firm friends). I don’t care about that if it’s done well and boy is this done well. You get the impression, and I’ve read a few things to this effect, … Read More Green Book

Lady Bird

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 take a slice of life and make you care … Read More Lady Bird

Oscars 2018 – Thoughts, Hopes & Dreams

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 heart could never be honoured by the board and … Read More Oscars 2018 – Thoughts, Hopes & Dreams