Sunday, November 15, 2015

An irresistible statement.

"I just don't understand it."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

5 wishes for...the Oscar race 2015

  1. The Irish do incredibly well led by Lenny Abrahmason nominated for Director, Emma Donoghue for Adapted Screenplay and Saoirse Ronan for Actress. 
  2. Michael Caine is nominated for the best performance of his career in Youth.
  3. Alicia Vikander becomes a genuine star. She's already a wonderful actress.
  4. 45 YearsCarol and The Suffragette aren't forgotten.
  5. Quentin Tarantino is not automatically celebrated, unless he is deserving!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A quick celebration.

I missed Spy on its cinema release and have just caught up with it on DVD - and what a treat! Not only is it a terrifically entertaining film but it's a refreshing representation of women in a genre (action film) where they are historically under/misrepresented. It's especially wonderful in comparison to Spectre, a film with very poor representations of women. Can Paul Feig continue his great work? And what impact will his trailblazing have on Hollywood? He's made Melissa McCarthy an unlikely leading lady, done the unthinkable by directing a female Ghostbusters and sidelined romance in favour of friendship for his female protagonists - he's a gem in an industry crowded with filmmakers innately unaware of the gifts female-driven stories can offer audiences. Here's hoping producers, directors and writers are taking note.