True Detective – Season 1: curiously, as a reverse to what is usually seen, the mystery at the center of this series is almost a MacGuffin; the two central characters and their relationship is what matters the most. Continue reading
Despite (or because of) the many times I have mentioned how great 2013 was for film, at some point I just need to let go and move on to 2014. The Oscars ceremony last night seems the perfect reason to do so. Continue reading
House of Cards – Season Two: considering how interesting the first season was, the biggest strength of the second season is picking up, in tone and in the storyline, where that one left off. Continue reading
The Book Thief: apart from some specific elements (the intriguing choice of narrator chiefly among them), this story has been told many times before; usually better and more emotively. Continue reading
As I did last year, these would be my votes (which film or candidate, given the universe of the nominees, I believe should win), not who I think will win. (That post will come later.) 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 able (or willing) to change my vote.
The Best Picture award, unlike the others, is voted in a preferential ballot; therefore, all the nominees are ranked.
Without further ado! Continue reading