Category Archives: Oscars 2014

My reviews of all the nominees and winners at the 2014 Oscars

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Martin Scorsese, 2013)

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Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie Genre: Drama/ Biography/ Comedy As a man who always wanted to be rich, Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) sets his sights on earning his fortune in the brutal world of stock broking on Wall Street. … Continue reading

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THE GREAT BEAUTY (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)

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  Starring: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli Genre: Drama/ Comedy/ World Cinema Jep Gombardella (Toni Servillo) is a journalist who has lived amongst the wealthy residents of Rome all his life, living a decadent and materialist life. He once … Continue reading

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12 YEARS A SLAVE (Steve McQueen, 2013)

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Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt Genre: Drama/ Biography In 1840s America, a free black man from upstate New York called Solomon Northup (Ejiofor) is tricked, abducted and sold into slavery in Louisiana. He then embarks on a 12 … Continue reading

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AMERICAN HUSTLE (David O. Russell, 2013)

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  Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams Genre: Crime/ Drama/ Comedy (apparently) Con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) meets and falls in love with stripper and fellow jazz lover Sydney Prosser (Adams), despite being married and having a child with … Continue reading

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FROZEN (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013)

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Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel Genre: Family/ Animation/ Disney Based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of the two princesses of Arendelle, the elder and future queen Elsa (Menzel) and younger sister … Continue reading

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GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

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Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller On a seemingly routine repair of the Hubble telescope a sudden shower of debris from a nearby Russian satellite completely destroys the telescope leaving two astronauts; the confident veteran Matt Kowalsky … Continue reading

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PHILOMENA (Stephen Frears, 2013)

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Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham Genre: Drama/Comedy/True story Disgraced former political spin doctor and journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) is now unemployed, broke and desperately looking for his latest project. Through a chance meeting, and despite initially showing no … Continue reading

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BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen, 2013)

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Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins Genre: Comedy/Drama/Woody Allen film Thanks to her financially corrupt and cheating husband (Baldwin), socialite Jasmine French (Blanchett) used to have all the wealth and status she could ever desire. Now having left her … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Paul Greengrass, 2013)

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Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener Genre: Thriller/Biopic/Drama/textbook Paul Greengrass intensity Based on true events, the US container ship Maersk Alabama is on a routine journey along the notoriously dangerous Somali coast when it is targeted by armed Somali … Continue reading

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THE ACT OF KILLING (Josh Oppenheimer, 2012) 10/10

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