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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Rogue One, A United Kingdom & Rosalie Blum

This week’s Short ‘n’ Sweet includes a big franchise film, a wannabe Oscar contender and a French delight. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Rogue One, A United Kingdom & Rosalie Blum

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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

The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve said before that there are many things wrong with the Oscars, but they get me excited nonetheless. I had a few strong reactions to the nominees last night so I thought I would share my feelings about what was wrong and what was right. Continue reading The Oscar Noms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

FILM REVIEW: What We Did on Our Holiday

What We Did on Our Holiday (Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin, 2014)

Amazing Amy is BRITISH! I’d almost forgotten she existed before Gone Girl. But here’s Rosamund Pike reminding us that she too can play normal, boring characters. But she’s not the main player in What We Did on Our Holiday, where all adults play second fiddle to the kids. Written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin who brought us the hilarious British television show Outnumbered, What We Did on Our Holiday follows a similar pattern, but with a sea change. Frustrated parents, hilarious children, laughs all round. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: What We Did on Our Holiday

FILM REVIEW: A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down (Pascal Chaumeil, 2014)

A reverse suicide pact may sound ripe for comedy gold to some, but no doubt a bit of a risk. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down starts with disgraced celebrity Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) about to jump off the roof of the Toppers Building on New Year’s Eve. That is, until Maureen (Toni Collette) shows up with the same idea, followed by Jess (Imogen Poots) and then JJ (Aaron Paul). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Long Way Down

FILM REVIEW: Gone Girl

Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
clairestbearestreviews_filmreview_gonegirl_amyOH. MA. GA. If you haven’t read Gone Girl yet, then you are missing out on life. But on the other hand, I am totes jealous because it means you can freshly experience all of the film’s jaw-dropping twists and turns. I made my boyfriend – who hadn’t read the book – come with me so I could experience the film vicariously through him as a newbie. But even though I knew what aces the film had up its sleeve, I was still transfixed and hungry for more.

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