Thoughts about “LA LA LAND” (2016)

  When we were growing up, music was an important differential factor. “What are you listening?” was a question everybody asked and based on the answer given by the person you talked to, decision was made if someone is worthy of friendship or, if fate was inclined that way, something more. Sometime during that period,…

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…

Emotional trip with good pals : “Big Hero 6”

  I like superheroes. I always wanted some of cool superpowers, some of the intelligence, cunningness and moral code they had or some of the cool chicks they hanged around with. I like robots too. Douglas Adams is mostly to blame. You can’t make robot as cool as Marvin and expect that I won’t fall…

You are not still during “Still Alice” (2014.)

“Still Alice” is an Alzheimer story and Julianne Moore is huge favorite for winning the Oscar in the Female Lead Actress category for the role. That was all I knew about the movie before the beginning. After the movie ended that sentence was still the most important thing to say about everything I’ve seen. Julianne…

I was enchanted by “The Tale Of Princess Kaguya” (2014.)

  Original title: “Kaguyahime no monogatari” I love “Studio Ghibli”. Love has started with “Princess Mononoke” and it continued with “Whisper Of The Heart”, Adventures Of Little Chihiro”, “Moving Castle” and many others to the last one – “The Wind Rises”. Almost all these movies were made by Hayao Miyazaki (Disney of the East). Earlier…

So, we have the “Oscar” nominees with no surprises…

  “Oscar” nominees are announced and we can analyze the Academy, bitching about films we wanted to be on the list and praising the ones that are nominated. I am generally pleased with the nominees and here are some of the predictions about who will win the Awards. The most interesting nominations for me are:…

Will it ever be possible to end “Dirty Wars” (2013.)

“Dirty Wars” is 2014. Oscar nominated documentary feature. “Dirty Wars” is a story about covert operations of American forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen. While wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were (and still are) in the public spotlight, wars in Somalia, Yemen and some other countries are led under the radar with the common…