Monday, January 23, 2017

Oscar Nominations Predictions


Best Picture
01. La La Land
02. Moonlight
03.Arrival
04. Manchester by the Sea
05. Lion
06. Fences
07. Hell or High Water
08. Hacksaw Ridge


Best Directing
01. Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
02. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
03. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
04. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
05. Martin Scorsese, Silence


Best Actor in a Leading Role
01. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
02. Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
03. Ryan Gosling, La La Land
04. Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
05. Denzel Washington, Fences


Best Actress in a Leading Role
01. Amy Adams, Arrival
02. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
03. Natalie Portman, Jackie
04. Emma Stone, La La Land
05. Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Actor in a Supporting Role
01. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
02. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
03. Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
04. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
05. Dev Patel, Lion


Best Actress in a Supporting Role
01. Viola Davis, Fences
02. Naomie Harris, Moonlight
03. Nicole Kidman, Lion
04. Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
05. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
01. La La Land
02. Manchester by the Sea
03. Hell or High Water
04. The Lobster
05. Zootopia


Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
01. Moonlight
02. Arrival
03. Fences
04. Lion
05. Hidden Figures


Best Animated Feature
01. Zootopia
02. Kubo and the Two Strings
03. Moana
04. The Red Turtle
05. My Life as a Zucchini


Best Foreign Language Film
01. Toni Erdmann
02. A Man Called Ove
03. The Salesman
04. Land of Mine
05. Paradise


Best Documentary Feature
01.O.J.: Made in America
02. I'm Not Your Negro
03. 13th
04. Life Animated
05. Fire at Sea


Best Music (Original Score)
01. La La Land
02. Lion
03. The BFG
04. Hidden Figures
05. Kubo and the Two Strings


Best Music (Original Song)
01. City of Stars, La La Land
02. Audtion, La La Land
03. How Far I'll Go, Moana
04. Letters to the Free, 13th
05. Dancing with Your Shadow, Po


Best Film Editing
01. Moonlight
02. La La Land
03. Arrival
04. Hell or High Water
05. Hacksaw Ridge


Best Cinematography
01. La La Land
02. Silence
03. Moonlight
04. Arrival
05. Lion


Best Art Direction
01. La La Land
02. Arrival
03. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
04. Silence
05. The Handmaiden


Best Costume Design
01. La La Land
02. Jackie
03. Florence Foster Jenkins
04. Allied
05. Silence


Best Makeup
01. A Man Called Ove
02. Deadpool
03. Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Sound Mixing
01. La La Land
02. Arrival
03. Sully
04. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
05. Hacksaw Ridge


Best Sound Editing
01. Arrival
02. Hacksaw Ridge
03. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
04. Deepwater Horizon
05. La La Land


Best Visual Effects
01. The Jungle Book
02. Doctor Strange
03. Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story
04. Arrival
05. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them


Best Short Film (Live Action)
01. Graffiti
02. Silent Nights
03. Bon Voyage
04. Sing
05. Nocturne in Black


Best Short Film (Animated)
01. Piper
02. Inner Workings
03. The Head Vanishes
04. Happy End
05. Once Upon a Line


Best Documentary (Short Subject)
01. The White Helmets
02. Joe's Violin
03. Extremis
04. Watani: My Homeland
05. 4.1 Miles

Monday, January 16, 2017

Best of 2016 in Film




1. Things to Come
2. Moonlight
3. Fire at Sea
4. La La Land
5. Elle
6. Paterson
7. I'm Not Your Negro
8. The Handmaiden
9. Certain Women
10. American Honey
11. Julieta
12. Toni Erdmann
13. Little Men
14. White Girl
15. Fatima
16. Krisha
17. Neruda
18. Aquarius
19. Loving
20. Jackie

Best Actress

Ruth Negga, Loving

Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come




Best Actor
Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight
Adam Driver, Paterson

Best Supporting Actress
Riley Keough, American Honey
Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supprting Actor
Andre Holland, Moonlight
Ashton Sanders, Moonlight

Best Director
Mia Hansen Love, Things to Come
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay
Things to Come
Paterson

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight
Julieta

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hit Me With Your Best Shot : Atonement


Because this is THE moment. The moment Robbie (James McAvoy) falls deep in lust with Cecilia (Keira Knightley). That lust would lead to that filthy letter. The letter leads to that hot encounter in the library. That's what Briony (Saoirse Ronan) sees and misunderstands leading to the unravelling of all three lives.

And because Keira Knightly looks damn good wet.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Top Ten Movies of 2015



1- Carol

Palpable emotions dripping from every single frame. And what beautiful meticously constructed frames they are. Carol gives us the best acting duet of this year, maybe this decade, in Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.


2- Girlhood


3- 45 Years



4- Sicario

....for puting me in the thick of things and getting me as perplexed and scared as its lead character Kate Macer (Emily Blunt).

5- Brooklyn
... for the copious tears I shed and for translating the ache of homesicknes into film.


6- Tangerine


7- About Elly
The best emotional thriller of the year.
8- Macbeth
Shakespeare has never been this sexy.

9 -Diary of a Teenage Girl
........ and
10- Slow West
Introducing new confident filmmaking voices in Marielle Heller and John McLean.

Final Oscar Predictions

Best Picture
Winner: The Revenant
Alternate: The Big Short


Best Directing
Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Alternate: Adam McKay, The Big Short


Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Alternate: Bryan Cranston, Trumbo


Best Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Brie Larson, Room
Alternate: Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn


Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Alternate: Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight


Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Alternate: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs


Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner: Spotlight
Alternate: Straight Outta Compton


Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner: The Big Short
Alternate: The Martian


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Best Animated Feature
Winner: Inside Out
Alternate: Anomalisa


Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: Son of Saul
Alternate: Mustang


Best Documentary Feature
Winner: Amy
Alternate: What Happened, Miss Simone?


Best Documentary Short
Winner: Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Alternate: Body Team 12


Best Short Film (Animated)
Winner: Sanjay's Super Team
Alternate: World of Tomorrow

Best Short Film (Live Action)
Winner: Shok
Alternate: Day One


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Best Music (Original Score)
Winner: The Hateful Eight
Alternate: Carol


Best Music (Original Song)
Winner: Til It Happens to You, The Hunting Ground
Alternate: Writing's On The Wall, Spectre


Best Film Editing
Winner: The Big Short
Alternate: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Cinematography
Winner: The Revenant
Alternate: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Art Direction
Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Alternate: The Revenant


Best Costume Design
Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Alternate: Carol


Best Makeup
Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Alternate: The Revenant


Best Sound Mixing
Winner: The Revenant
Alternate: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Sound Editing
Winner: The Revenant
Alternate: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Visual Effects
Winner: The Revenant
Alternate: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens