Posts Tagged ‘tree of life’

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 […]


Directed by Michael Moore. Rating: 15. Running time: 122 minutes. I’m not sure this will be as much a film review as a miniature political outburst, but perhaps that’s inevitable when you make a documentary about 9/11 as controversial as this. Moore won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, it is true, and that’s no mean […]


Brad Pitt (Mr. O’Brien), Jessica Chastain (Mrs O’Brien), Sean Penn (Jack). Screenplay by Terrence Malick. Directed by Terrence Malick. Rating: 12. Running time: 139 minutes. I must confess: I had planned on not writing this review. I saw The Tree of Life two days ago and left the cinema electrocuted, carrying away an array of contradictory […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]