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So I never got around to making Oscar predictions this year. Partly because I lacked time, partly because I realised I care even less than you. Besides, I haven’t even rounded off the year by watching The Descendants, and given that was meant to be a decent contender for the top prizes, judgement felt unfair. Anyway, […]


Better now than never, I guess: Visions of Ecstasy showed 16th Century Spanish nun St Teresa of Avila as she caresses Jesus’ body on the cross. Definitely want to see this.


Shameful semen.

28Jan12

Heh. This Hungarian poster found itself banned.


Well I won’t fake surprise, but it is a little shocking just how long and heinous the list of omissions is. Fassbender got snubbed for Shame, and presumably for similar conservative reasons Drive failed to pick up any heat. The former is the main scandal, but the latter’s not much better. Reznor and Ross, winners last year, were […]


Looking back at my list to the right here of what I’ve seen this year (I’m talking of the ‘year’ as aligned with the Oscars. So 2011 started after last year’s award ceremony, and ends upon the arrival of 2012’s. In America, real and Oscar calendars coincide because to contend for awards films must be […]


Evidence. I so noticed this. It makes sense in films which are meant to be hip, quick and investigative – it’s a good way of showing the characters are cool and on the move, so on the same wavelength as to know when the conversation’s purpose has been fulfilled and is now over. But sometimes […]


Decent discussion of the issue here, though the digression regarding what percent of total films one has seen, or indeed should aim to see, strikes me as odd. We would never think this way about music or books. With regards to my own case, anyway, I have no idea what my rate has been like down the […]