88th Academy Awards (Oscars 2016): The Complete List of Winners

All the winners from 88th Academy Awards, we will be updating the list as when they are announced.

Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big ShortContinue reading “88th Academy Awards (Oscars 2016): The Complete List of Winners”

The Revenant (2015) Movie Review: A Magnificent Bore!

Director: Alejandro G Inarritu Rating: ***

Sometimes a film comes with such a huge build up that you are under pressure to like it, irrespective. From celebrated director Alejandro Inarritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio who is finally pegged to break his Oscar jinx, the film has been nearly universally acclaimed. Add to that the pedigree of being the most nominated film of the year. So when I found myself not completely hooked to the film, I forced myself to concentrate harder. And the more attention to detail I paid, the more flaws I seemed to see.Continue reading “The Revenant (2015) Movie Review: A Magnificent Bore!”

The Road To The Oscars 2014: The Predictions

Until last year, I considered myself to be the pasha of predictors when it came to the Oscar race. But last year I was wrong in 5 out of 9 categories where I had put my money. Yet old habits die hard and I continue to make predictions for whoever is listening. Make your voice heard too in the comments sections below.

I think this year, like last year, the top four awards may go to four different films. A more detailed analysis follows:Continue reading “The Road To The Oscars 2014: The Predictions”

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Movie Review: The Scorsese-DiCaprio Combo Get it Right,Once Again !

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 PosterThere isn’t much that can be said about Martin Scorsese that hasn’t already been said and when the team that gave Gangs of New York, Aviator and The Departed team up again, you know you are in for a ride.

The movie is brilliantly acted, superbly written and as one would expect from a picture by Martin Scorsese, it is a master class of the directorial craft. The Wolf of Wall Street (TWOWS) is a roaring thrill ride that is both hilarious and meticulously constructed.Continue reading “The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Movie Review: The Scorsese-DiCaprio Combo Get it Right,Once Again !”

Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio: Is DiCaprio the successor to Robert De Niro for the master filmmaker?

Martin Scorsese once famously remarked that it was Robert De Niro who recommended him to work with Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I just did this thing called This Boy’s Life with this kid named Leo DiCaprio. He’s really good. You should work with him some day.” – De NiroContinue reading “Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio: Is DiCaprio the successor to Robert De Niro for the master filmmaker?”

Sleuth (A mystery – shaken & stirred)

I have always believed that a well written movie is a great movie, irrespective of the genre.One such movie is Sleuth (1972), an adaptation of Mr. Anthony Schaffer’s Broadway play. Not all stage plays are remade / adapted into great movies, for the plot, characters, setting may not enthrall the audience the same way the play did. The plot and characters often tend to lose their power in front of a movie camera.Continue reading “Sleuth (A mystery – shaken & stirred)”

The Great Gatsby – Trailer

Baz Luhrmann is back after AUSTRALIA with a film adaptation of writer F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel by the name of THE GREAT GATSBY. Starring Leonardo Di’Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. Amitabh Bachchan will be making his hollywood debut in a special appearance with this film.

Set to release on 25th December 2012, have a look at the trailer and drop in your comments.