Posts Tagged ‘hugo’

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, […]


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 […]


Golden Globes.

16Jan12

Not much to comment on. A joke about Bieber aside, Ricky wasn’t half as funny as last year. The Descendants won pretty big, to Rupert Murdoch’s delight, and Streep inevitably picked up Best Actress. The only surprises were Scorsese winning for Hugo, which I can only dream is an Oscar precedent, and Reznor and Ross missing out on back […]


I already mentioned New Year’s Eve – a despicable contribution to the cinemas this December – in my review of Moneyball, but unfortunately it has to be returned to one more time. According to RottenTomatoes.com it grossed higher than any other film in the States last week, and it’s already half way to recuperating its costs. A healthy […]


Ben Kingsley (Georges Méliès), Sacha Baron Cohen (Station Inspector), Asa Butterfield (Hugo Cabret), Chloë Grace Moretz (Isabelle), Ray Winstone (Uncle Claude), Emily Mortimer (Lisette), Jude Law (Hugo’s Father). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: U. Running time: 127 minutes. It’s impossible to avoid this, so let’s get it done first and foremost and quickly: just what has happened here? […]


Two more months and we’ll be on the home stretch towards the awards season again. Everybody knows that if it’s a year Christopher Nolan is busy filming rather than releasing, cinema practically dies from the end of the Oscars in March until the beginning of October. I’ve found a few exceptions, but this year is […]