American Hustle – 4/5 stars

After a long contemplative spell, I have decided to revive my film blog.  Y’know, with reviews and the like. And so, let’s kick off 2014 with this little gem. American Hustle is the latest film by David O. Russell, who directed 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook. Con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are roped into helping ambitious FBI agent Richie Di … Continue reading American Hustle – 4/5 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

Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars

Certain book-to-film adaptations have failed to hit the mark.  They either belong to huge franchises aimed for the younger generation or make themselves out as quite…unrelatable (yes, I’m talking about Cosmopolis.  Again).  So, to make a film of a book whose main character not only has bipolar disorder, but is also obsessed with his estranged wife and becomes involved with a troubled young woman – … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars