11 Films You Must Watch Before Tuning In to the Oscars

Summer is over, and you know what that means in Hollywood – time to dust off those statuettes and start lobbying. Film festival season is about to kick off in earnest, with Venice, Toronto and New York all taking place back-to-back over the next month, which means that we’ll soon have a clear(ish) picture of the 2016 Oscar race. Specifically, we’ll have a sense of which would-be frontrunners are shaping up to be this year’s Birdman and Whiplash, and which look more like this year’s Unbroken and Big Eyes. Let us take a look at all the contenders of 2016’s best film.Continue reading “11 Films You Must Watch Before Tuning In to the Oscars”

Golden Globes 2016: List of Winners

The who’s who of Hollywood gathered earlier today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. After a gap of a few years comedian Ricky Gervais returned to host the ceremony. Celebrity presenters include Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, Matt Damon, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Mel Gibson.

Given below is the list of winners-Continue reading “Golden Globes 2016: List of Winners”

The Martian (2015) Movie Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form with an Engaging Survival Tale

Tales of survival are something that have always appealed to me, perhaps from the time I read Daniel Defoe’s classic novel, Robinson Crusoe way back in school. I’m sure I have the company of several like-minded people, no wonder that time and again we have had films based on survival being made, quite a few of them succeeding as well. Be it Cast Away, Life of Pi, Gravity, 127 Hours and many other such films, I always wonder what is it about these films that appeals to us so much. Is it the element of thrill, is it because of one or more person’s fight against odds for basic survival or is it an underlying fear of what if something like this was to happen to us? Most likely it’s a combination of all these and hence books and movies on survival will continue getting made, the better ones getting appreciated as well. One of the more anticipated Hollywood biggies of this year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is one such film and it finally opened in theatres Worldwide a few days ago.Continue reading “The Martian (2015) Movie Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form with an Engaging Survival Tale”