Few words about Academy Awards.

Gathering in the Dolby Theatre is over. 88th Oscar Award Ceremony is done and dealt with, famous people ran over the red carpet, dresses and tuxedos were photographed, somebody even said a few words worth hearing, when it started. Race for the Golden Statue was over and we finally learned who has won and who…

Animal impulses of the “Wild Tales” (2014)

aka “Relatos Salvajes” Humans are animals. Mammals to be exact. Sometimes in life we are pushed to the edge. There are impulses we can’t control. Sometimes we are gliding on the razor blade with only inches between us and the final cut. Rated R of course, as all final cuts should be. “Wild Tales” are…

Poetic reconciliation in “Wild” (2014)

Every week I read the NYT book list, and most of the last year “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed was there. I must admit, I wasn’t interested in reading it. A woman alone on the PCT looking for redemption didn’t seem as a relevant book to me. Then, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon got the nomination…

OSCARS ’15: CHAPTER 7: BEST LEADING ACTRESS

  After yesterday’s text about supporting actresses today I wrote about the leading ones. All performances in this category are great and this is the first of all the chapters were my choice will be entirely different than most predictions. Julianne Moore is favorite if you look at predictions today, but for me her performance…

OSCARS ’15: Chapter 6: SUPPORTING ACTRESS CATEGORY

Another chapter about acting categories of upcoming “Oscars” will introduce ladies to the show. Some of them have already won the award and are considered legends and some are new faces among the nominees. Whoever wins the “Oscar” in this category will be interesting winner, but I have my list of favorites which will be…

OSCARS ’15: Chapter 5: Who is the best LEADING ACTOR ?

In all predictions about “Oscars” this year “Leading Actor” is the hardest category. This year is full of exquisite male performances in great films and to choose the winner was rarely harder than it is this year. Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton and Steve Carell are nominated for the Award and all…

OSCARS ’15 – Chapter 4: Best Adapted Screenplay

It is never easy to adapt something that was already (presumably) well made. When the adaptation is made from another media, that job is even harder. Most often media from which the adaptations are made are, of course, books and to transfer written word to the screen much skill is needed. It’s not easy to…

There’s more than just vices in “Inherent Vice” (2014)

I consider Paul Thomas Anderson as one of the best directors in the industry today. In the early days of this blog I reviewed his first film “Hard Eight” and I said in the review that we could see the shine of the things to come in that movie. “Inherent Vice” is the last movie…

Beautiful story about “Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014)

There are few directors whose films I wait with excitement. One of them is Wes Anderson. I don’t know where exactly that fascination started, but ever since “Rushmore” to “Moonrise Kingdom” which I consider as a masterpiece, I was filled with excitement every time Wes announced his new movie. Hollywood always like wit and charm…

OSCARS ‘15: Chapter 2: Supporting Actor Category

Category of supporting actor is somehow under the radar, leading categories get the most spotlight, best film and direction are considered “the most important Oscars” but supporting actor is here somewhere, especially this year not mentioned enough. Some of the actors had great performances, J. K. Simmons in particular, and the category is considered “decided…

What did I like about “Theory of Everything”?

This is a story about love. This is a story about one kid growing up. I had sixteen, very insecure as all teenagers are, and I sent an email to my idol at the time. We had some personal connections, nobody knew about and I’ve sent that email without expecting an answer at all. A…