Tag Archives: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

What if…the Academy weren’t such pussies? How the Oscars should have played out

24 Feb

The Oscars have a bad rep and it’s getting worse.  The primary problem lies in the fact that the decision makers, the Academy, are a bunch of dinosaurs who shy away from controversy by favouring schmaltzy fare over innovation and it seems real talent.  Worse still, a couple of more disturbing trends have emerged in recent years.

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THE LOWDOWN WEEKS 6&7

23 Feb

Where there is wheat there is inevitably chaff. And February’s cinematic harvest has produced an inordinate amount of chaff, as evidenced by the dross currently being served up at the box office. It’s a veritable graveyard out there at the moment and unfortunately it’s one that is populated by the likes of Danny Dyer, annoying kids with tambourines and Nic Cage’s flaming head.