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Oscar 2015 Predictions

Oscars on Monday! (or Sunday for Americans). Same as last year – I’m giving you my predictions and wishes. Films I haven’t seen are marked with an asterisk (*). Who’s going to get the gold? Continue reading Oscar 2015 Predictions

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FILM REVIEW: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014)

The Imitation Game begins with Benedict Cumberbatch telling us to pay attention, listen carefully, because he will only say this once. Well if this is anything like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy I’m screwed, but thanks for the warning, babe. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Imitation Game

FILM REVIEW: 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)

This is not an easy film to watch. And that is why you need to watch it. 12 Years a Slave chronicles the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) – a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. From the outset it is grim – we know that he has a long twelve years ahead of him. Hans Zimmer’s score captures the sense of foreboding and sets up what is ahead as a horror film of sorts. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: 12 Years a Slave