Tag Archives: Hugo

Rant – And The Oscar goes to…

So the Oscar nominations are finally out, and there is plenty to talk about. An interesting mix this year. Obviously I am delighted for The Artist, but someone made a very valid point to me yesterday about expecting a backlash against the film that is sweeping the board at awards ceremonies around the world. I am also delighted for The Tree of Life and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which were sadly ignored at the Golden Globes. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hugo

Hugo, based on Brian Selznik’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is director Martin Scorsese’s first ever 3D film, and promises to be something truly special. The film is the story of Hugo, a young boy who has lost his family and home, and lives in the walls of a Paris train station. By day, Hugo winds and maintains the clocks of the station, but by night he works to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Little does Hugo realise that this secret will transform and those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. Continue reading

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