Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How do you describe a feeling?

Happy birthday to me. Especially as it's a significant one. I hope my spirit animal will be Judy.

Monday, December 11, 2017

10 thoughts on...the 75th Golden Globes nominees

  1. Garrett Hedlund, Sharon Stone and Alfre Woodard are a great choice for presenters. Stone’s hair was on point. Literally.
  2. I really didn’t do very well with my predictions this year!
  3. Where was The Big Sick?! It feels like the type of film that should benefit from the separation of Drama and Comey/Musical. A big shame.
  4. Michelle Williams is someone I find easy to rally around so am happy with her surprise nomination. Ridley Scott for Best Director over Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele less so.
  5. The three front runners are female led films?! Terrific! Even if the Golden Globes didn’t embrace films directed by women much.
  6. Does The Greatest Showman deserve its Best Film Comedy/Musical nomination? I hope so - but doubt it.
  7. Helen Mirren?!?
  8. This is bad news for: Jake Gyllenhaal, Get Out, Mudbound, Tiffany Haddish, The Darkest Hour and Annette Bening.
  9. Does this put The Post, The Shape of the Water and Three Billboards out front in the race for Oscar? I’m not sure...this is one exciting season!
  10. We’re guaranteed to get more love for Big Little Lies right? I’m always happy to see Nicole Kidman take to the stage.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

How do you describe a feeling?

I seem to be winning at life, especially after a significant a professional breakthrough. Hoorah,

Thursday, December 07, 2017

And the nominees are...Golden Globes 2018.

Although it seems that Get Out or Lady Bird may be our frontrunners but in truth anything could happen...my hope is that Dunkirk doesn’t suddenly charge to the front. (It’s a good film but so male dominated in a year where we should be celebrating women.) Here are my predictions and I hope there’s a few happy surprises...

Best Film - Drama
Call Me By Your Name
The Florida Project
The Post
The Shape of the Water

Best Film - Comedy/Musical
The Big Sick
Get Out
Girls Trip 
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Director
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk
Jordan Peele for Get Out
Steven Spielberg for The Post
Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of the Water

Best Actress - Drama
Jessica Chastain for Molly’s Game
Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman
Sally Hawkins for The Shape of the Water
Frances MacDormand for Three Billboards
Meryl Streep for The Post

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
Annette Bening for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Salma Hayek for Dinner With Beatrix 
Margot Robbie for I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Emma Stone for Battle of the Sexes

Best Actor - Drama
Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name
Jake Gyllenhaal for Stronger
Tom Hanks for The Post
Hugh Jackman for Logan
Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
Jamie Bell for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Matt Damon for Downsizing
James Franco for The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaaluya for Get Out
Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J Blidge for Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish for Girls Trip
Allison Janney for I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer for The Shape of the Water

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project
Harrison Ford for Blade Runner 2048
Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name
Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards
Mark Rylance for Dunkirk

Best Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post

Best Score
The Post
The Shape of the Water
Wonder Woman

Thursday, December 07, 2017


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

10 thoughts on...Battle of the Sexes

  1. It’s frustrating to think that many of the struggles faced by Billie Jean King, et al in the seventies are still faced by women and LGBT people now. 
  2. Emma Stone gives her greatest performance yet as Billie Jean. She becomes her. Here’s hoping she continues to stretch and showcase her talent.
  3. 2017 has been a great year for LGBT cinema with this, Beach Rats, Call Me By Your Name, God’s Own Country and Moonlight all finding their way to UK and Irish cinemas. Long may it continue!
  4. Although it seems to be the film for ‘now’ on paper, this has one major problem: victimising its male antagonist. There are two scenes with his wife (Elizabeth Shue) where she accepts his behaviour. She seems like a normal, kind and progressive woman who you can trust. Because of this the film successfully positions Bobby Riggs as a pawn in a larger context but surely with recent events in US politics and, more recently, the entertainment industry we do not need a story that sympathises with the openly shauvenist male? No...
  5. ...For this reason alone I’d suggest everyone what the documentary (of the same title) in addition or instead of this film.
  6. It felt a bit plain. It would have been nice to have more personality to it. There are some nice shots (one where Andrea Riseborough looks out of a hotel room balcony springs to mind) but overall it’s a bit dull.
  7. The chemistry between Riseborough and Stone is up their with the best of the year. What a haircut!
  8. I should start playing tennis regularly again.
  9. How different would this film have been if made 5 or 10 years ago? Would Hollywood have dared to have such a prominent homosexual relationship? Would there be even more sympathy for the men? I guess we’ll never know.
  10. Little Miss Sunshine is such a fantastic film. This isn’t close to reaching those heights but Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris still are filmmakers to watch.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Monday, December 04, 2017

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Friday, December 01, 2017