Academy Award 2014 nominations: personal reaction

Well, we are well into awards season. Just over a week after the BAFTA nominations and a few days after the Golden Globes, we get the big kahuna – the Academy Award nominations. If the BAFTA nominees were anything to go by, the best approach is to play it safe and for the most part, this year’s Oscar nominees are relatively ‘safe’. American Hustle, 12 … Continue reading Academy Award 2014 nominations: personal reaction

BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

I could have done this when the Golden Globes noms were announced.  But I’m kinda lazy, plus the BAFTAs are nearer to the biggie of the awards season (the Academy Awards) so let’s rake through this year’s nominations. First of all, a sense of frustration over choice snubs from the main categories.  I would have expected gems like The Raid, Chasing Ice and Pirates! to be in the … Continue reading BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

Review of 2012…with extras.

Okay, around this time last year – I had seen 47 films.  This year, taking into consideration my introduction into film journalism, my grand total for 2012 (so far) is…..69.  I think.  It’s kinda weak, but it just sets a target for next year 🙂 Making more of an effort to catch-up on classics like The Third Man, Brief Encounter and Black Narcissus, the films … Continue reading Review of 2012…with extras.