BAFTAS 2014: Personal reaction

This morning, the 2014 BAFTA nominations were announced. Initial reaction? Safe.  In some categories, too safe…and they seem to discount some of the acclaimed films released mid-2013 (Stoker, The World’s End, Filth), drawing more of the attention on recent releases and critic favourites from the end of last year. So, reaction… American Hustle multiple acting nods are no surprise.  Even though it is like déjà … Continue reading BAFTAS 2014: Personal reaction

Take This Waltz – 4/5 stars

Sarah Polley is one of those rare actresses, who have a certain degree of success in front and behind of the camera. Her best known performances consist of the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead (aka. the one in a shopping centre) and 2009’s sci-fi horror Splice.  However, it is her directing career that is winning the hearts of film critics.  Her debut film, Away … Continue reading Take This Waltz – 4/5 stars