St. Vincent

St VincentSt. Vincent: Theodore Melfi tells a story that is predictable and somewhat schematic, but not (much) less interesting for that; Continue reading

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2014 Oscars – Guessing the Winners

Oscar 2013 logoAs promised, here’s the list of who I think will win each of the categories in the ceremony. (The list of who I think should win is here.)

I invite you to post your own picks as well in the comment session below. Here is the full list of nominees. Continue reading

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Casting a Ballot – 2014 Oscars

Oscar 2015By now, an established tradition.

A reminder that these would be my votes (which film or candidate, given the universe of the nominees, I believe should win, which ties into my Top 10 Films of 2014), not who I think will win. (That post will come afterwards.) I’m not giving my vote unless I’ve seen most nominees in a given category, and I’ll update this post if I’m willing to change my vote whenever I watch a new nominee. I’ll also list which nominees I haven’t watched at the end.

The Best Picture award, unlike the others, is voted in a preferential ballot; therefore, all the nominees are ranked.

Without further ado!

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Top 10 Movies – 2014

10This one must be the last of such lists to hit, since 2014, after all, is long gone. A quick word explaining why may be in order, so bear with me. Continue reading

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Fury (2014)

FuryFury: long in violence (particularly of the graphic type) and brutality, David Ayer’s film is efficient in portraying the hell of war. Continue reading

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The Boxtrolls

The BoxtrollsThe Boxtrolls: there’s no denying how charming the style of animation of Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi’s film is Continue reading

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American Sniper

American SniperAmerican Sniper: Clint Eastwood is reverent and efficient as he tells this story. The tension and clarity of the war scenes Continue reading

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Brave (2012) – Revisit

BraveBrave: a revisit to this film confirms that the tale told by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews is heartfelt and exciting; Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending

MV5BMTQyNzk2MjA2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjEwNzk3MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_Jupiter Ascending: the Wachowski siblings present a high-concept story that doesn’t make much (or any) sense, Continue reading

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Casting a ballot – WGA Awards 2014

wga-awardsThe full list of nominees for the Writers Guild Awards can be seen in their official website. The WGA will be presented on February 14th, 2015.

The WGA has strict rules of eligibility which usually keeps some of the best works in the sidelines. Nevertheless, more often than not there are enough good screenplays to make sure the field is interesting. Continue reading

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