Lincoln – 3/5 stars

Referring to earlier posts about the prohibition style of 2013, it seems that the American Civil War and the theme of slavery are rattling some cages during the 2012-3 awards season.  After the colourful and utterly entertaining Django, you have a more sombre and thorough take on the era with Spielberg’s epic, Lincoln. The epic biopic with Daniel Day-Lewis in the eponymous role sees Lincoln trying to … Continue reading Lincoln – 3/5 stars

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