Movie review: The Shape of Water

Hello! Welcome to a review of another awards movie. This is The Shape of Water! IMDb summary: At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Writing The Shape of Water was written by the director Guillermo del ToroContinue reading “Movie review: The Shape of Water”

Movie review: Darkest Hour

Hello! I’ve finally found time to watch Gary Oldman’s Oscar picture Darkest Hour and this is my review. IMDb summary: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds.Continue reading “Movie review: Darkest Hour”

5 ideas about a movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Hello! This is an awards’ film (barely) with Denzel Washington and he is the only nominee. Well, that never happens (*cough, cough*)…This is Roman J. Israel, Esq. IMDb summary: Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action. RomanContinue reading “5 ideas about a movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Movie review: Three Billboards Outiside Ebbing, Missouri

Hello! Welcome to the review of the big Golden Globe’s winner – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. IMDb summary: A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (amazing title, tbh) was written and directed by Martin McDonagh, known for such filmsContinue reading “Movie review: Three Billboards Outiside Ebbing, Missouri”

Movie review: Mudbound

Hello! Before I start reviewing the major awards contenders, let’s look at one that is on the fringe of the awards voters radar. It’s the Netflix awards offering – Mudbound. IMDb summary: Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism andContinue reading “Movie review: Mudbound”

Movie review: Basmati Blues

Hello! Welcome to a review of a movie you have never heard of. I only really find out about it when I was buying a ticket to its screening. This is Basmati Blues. IMDb summary: A brilliant scientist is plucked out of the company lab and sent to India to sell the genetically modified rice sheContinue reading “Movie review: Basmati Blues”

5 ideas about a movie: Downsizing

Hello! Welcome to January – the month of great awards movies and awful mainstream ones. I don’t know how many reviews of the latter I’m going to be posting but you can be sure that the awards’ film reviews will be plentiful. For example, you are reading one now – this is Downsizing. IMDb summary: AContinue reading “5 ideas about a movie: Downsizing”

BEST, WORST, and MISSED movies of 2017

Hello!! Happy New Years Eve! For most people, it’s a day/night of celebration: partying and drinking. Well, I’m also celebrating but in my own way – by posting my cinema round-up of the year. Like in 2015 and 2016, I’m providing you with my personal list of best and worst films (and I’m linking allContinue reading “BEST, WORST, and MISSED movies of 2017”

5 ideas about a movie: Wonder Wheel

Hello! A feature from one of the most polarizing yet still working directors in Hollywood. This is Wonder Wheel. IMDb summary: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. Wonder Wheel was written and directed by Woody Allen. Despite all the allegations and rumors,Continue reading “5 ideas about a movie: Wonder Wheel”

Movie review: The Disaster Artist

Hello! I just saw a great movie about an awful movie. This is The Disaster Artist. IMDb summary: When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Disclaimer: prior to seeing The Disaster Artist,Continue reading “Movie review: The Disaster Artist”