Oscars 2013 nominations: Personal reaction

Well, a day after the BAFTAs – we have the Academy Awards nominations.  Intermingling with witty and so-so banter by hosts Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane, we delved right into business – so who are the lucky people in with a shot this year? Note: I’m only going to talk about the main categories, otherwise I’m just going to get lost. Well, it was too … Continue reading Oscars 2013 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

Les Misérables – 4.5/5 stars

Ah, another Broadway musical re-imagined for the cinema.  After the quite in-your-face Rock of Ages in June, it was only time before a grand and beloved musical gets the cinematic treatment.  Now, after almost twenty years since its initial development (and disregarding the 1998 non-singing adaptation starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes), Les Misérables – the musical – finally hits the big screen. Les Misérables is … Continue reading Les Misérables – 4.5/5 stars