The Place Beyond The Pines – 4/5 stars

There have been lots of films that deal with the idea of a cataclysmic event that changes the direction and narrative of the story. For instance, Sliding Doors uses the ‘what-if’ situation to basically tell to different stories of the same character, taking place in parallel to each other.  It is this idea of ’cause and effect’ behind the third film by Blue Valentine director Derek … Continue reading The Place Beyond The Pines – 4/5 stars

Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations.  It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction