The members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle showed their independence this year by voting an animated film, Pixar’s Inside Out, as best film of 2015. Continue reading
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
To me, Top 11 means ‘Best’, ‘Worst’ and the most overwhelmingly ‘Meh’ films of 2011.
It was a great year for cinema – we finally got to see Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life – but it was also a terrible year; remember the travesty that was The Green Lantern? Continue reading
When Dominic (Diesel) is busted out of prison in the high octane opening sequence of Fast Five, the whole gang relocate to Rio in order to lie low. Of course, lying low has never been their strong point, and when – within a matter of days – a heist goes wrong, it is up to Brian (Walker), Dominic and their friends to band together for ‘one last job’, bring down a crime lord and evade the FBI’s Hobbs (Johnson). Continue reading
This week Avatar has passed the $1 billion mark at the box office. The fact that the movie already ranks number 4 on the all time list of box office champions is pretty amazing after an uninspiring opening weekend of $77 million. I have seen Avatar; having seen the trailer I could pretty much predict what was going to happen over the course of the film. What I was not prepared for was the beauty of the film. Continue reading