Tuesday, 20 January 2015
BIRDMAN is highly ambitious and technically unique, if flawed showbiz satire featuring a career-best performance by Michael Keaton.
Bradley Cooper and the well-edited combat sequences are top notch, but AMERICAN SNIPER squanders its chance to rise the movie above the mediocrity of a typical biopic formula.
Monday, 19 January 2015
BIG EYES is a refreshing change of pace for director Tim Burton: a wonderfully offbeat true-story drama about the Keanes and the epic art fraud scandal boosted with great performance by Amy Adams.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally revealed the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards. Both Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BIRDMAN and Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL lead the pack with 9 Oscar nominations. Here are the selected list of nominations below:
Michael Mann's BLACKHAT works fairly well as a tense action genre, but stumbles a lot with its drab narrative when he tries to go topical about cyber terrorism.