Editorial: 86th Academy Awards (2014) – My Predictions

The award season is almost over, and it leaves the biggest prize to the end. This is of course the coveted, the honourable, the shiny … Oscar! – It has been a very tough year for all the films nominated with competition like no other. We can praise this however, because the sheer quality of […]

Review: Philomena (2013)

Road to the Oscars continues with a look at Philomena, a movie directed by Stephen Frears and written by Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan which has been nominated for four Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards, including: Best Actress for Judi Dench, Best Screenplay for Pope and Coogan, Best Score for Alexandre Desplat and an […]

Review: Her (2013)

Released in 2013 in the states and 2014 everywhere else, Her, is a film written and directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovitch) starring Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Gladiator) and Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, The Avengers) as the voice of Samantha. Supporting actors include: Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde. […]

NEWS: Greta Gerwig Cast in “How I Met Your Dad”

The actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig, who rose to fame following critically acclaimed performances in Greenberg (2010), Damsels in Distress (2011) and most recently, Frances Ha (2013) for which she also co-wrote, has recently been cast in the talked about “How I Met Your Dad” pilot, which is a spin-off of the beloved comedy, How I Met Your […]

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Here is the second instalment in my “Road to the Oscars 2014” segment, and today I’m reviewing “The Wolf of Wall Street” which is brewing up a storm of Oscar controversy, Oscar nominations and general interest. What’s it about? Based on true events, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a stockbroker, who, after getting his big […]

Review: Blue Jasmine (2013)

I’m beginning my Oscar preparations by reviewing some of the releases that have achieved Academy Award nominations and sharing with you all my verdict on whether these movies actually live up to the hype. What’s it About? Jasmine Francis (Cate Blanchett) is a Manhattan socialite who has it all: beauty, wealth and a rich and […]