The Descendants – 4/5 stars

Before every Academy Awards ceremony, I try and squeeze in as many nominated films so that I can look like a relatively informed person and say whether their nomination is justified.   The Descendants is the latest dramedy produced by award-winning director Alexander Payne, based on the same-name novel as Kaui Hemmings.  The film follows troubled lawyer Matt King, played by George Clooney, trying to … Continue reading The Descendants – 4/5 stars

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

Ides of March – 3.5 stars

George Clooney is more than a pretty face. He is one of the rare actors who has made his career in front of and behind the camera.  Say what you want, but he has a unique talent to contend with the young whippersnappers of the acting world and the renowned stars of filmmakers. Ides of March is essentially a popularity contest mixed with the rules … Continue reading Ides of March – 3.5 stars