Movie review: Elle

Hello! The awards season is usually dominated by American and British films, while the non-English language pictures tend to be relegated to the Best Foreign Film Category. However, sometimes a movie escapes this section and gets wider recognition. The French language films (or pictures made by the French) are the ones that succeed at thisContinue reading “Movie review: Elle”

Movie review: Hacksaw Ridge

Hello! Before the year ends, I’m desperately trying to see all the movies I’ve missed and all the films that might make my top 10 list. Well, I just came back from the cinema where I saw a strong contender for it – Hacksaw Ridge. IMDb summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served duringContinue reading “Movie review: Hacksaw Ridge”

The Awards Season Round-Up 2016

Hello Hello Hello! Welcome to the last (finally) post dedicated to the awards’ season. This time, I won’t be reviewing any nominated motion pictures (I have done that already), but I  will tell you my own personal winners and will list all the others films in a very subjective order in each category. I amContinue reading “The Awards Season Round-Up 2016”

5 ideas about a movie: Joy

Good morning/day/evening! This week, I am trying to catch up on all the awards nominees and I think I am succeeding so far. So, let’s discuss David O.Russell’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s 3rd movie together – Joy. On a surface, it’s basically a story about selling fancy mops on QVC. However, that’s definitely not all that this movieContinue reading “5 ideas about a movie: Joy”

Movie review: The Revenant

Hi! Let’s continue the seemingly endless awards season and talk about Leo’s 5th try in getting an Oscar for acting – the epic picture The Revenant. IMDb summary: A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own huntingContinue reading “Movie review: The Revenant”

Movie review: Creed + a look back

Hello! Welcome to another review of the Oscar season! This time, we are talking about the 7th entry into the Rocky franchise – the spin-off/sequel Creed! IMDb summary: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. 2015Continue reading “Movie review: Creed + a look back”

Movie review: The Big Short

Hi! This is another movie review of the Oscar season. I had a chance to see The Big Short, nominated for 5 Academy Awards, just before I left my home country, so this is another review, written in an airport, on my way to the UK. Hope you will enjoy it. IMDb summary: Four denizens ofContinue reading “Movie review: The Big Short”

Movie review: The Hateful Eight

Hello! Welcome to a movie review of a film that would have made my top 10 list if I had seen it last year. However, since distribution companies have not yet figured out that global day-in-day releases are desired by movie fans worldwide, I was only able to see the 8th film by Quentin TarantinoContinue reading “Movie review: The Hateful Eight”

Movie review: Everest

Hello! While technically the awards’ season hasn’t started yet, I believe that we have our first solid contender for the Best Picture nomination. You know how every year at least one more mainstream movie gets nominated? (For example, last year it was American Sniper, a year before that – Gravity.) Well, I think that EverestContinue reading “Movie review: Everest”

Movie review: Far from the Madding Crowd

Hello! Let’s take a break from big summer blockbusters and Hollywood comedies and review a British independent film Far from the Madding Crowd, which might be an awards contender later this year. To begin with, I would like to admit that I am a huge fan of British classical literature, I especially adore the novelsContinue reading “Movie review: Far from the Madding Crowd”