2016 Academy Awards Picks

Who else is extremely excited about tonight? I know I am! I have seen almost all the movies for this year, with the exception of the ones in the Foreign Language Film category, so I am guessing that one based on trailers.. I am gonna go through this quite fast, just category and winner. Here […]

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The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) – 4/5

As absurd as its title, The 100-Year Old Man is nothing more than a series of ludicrous events, each more unreasonable than the previous one… So it is quite a surprise that I found this movie extremely entertaining and enjoyable. Director Felix Herngren brings to life an original and unique story about a 100-year old man who […]

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Bridge of Spies (2015) – 4/5

We often see movies narrating important events in United States’ history, however, seldom you see an unbiased one. Steven Spielberg managed to direct a Cold War movie about the U-2 spy plane incident and bridge of spies in the most objective way, embellished in Hollywood’s way of course, but direct and factual for the most […]

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Cartel Land (2015) – 3/5

While the issues presented in Cartel Land are tragic, serious, and very much real, the film seems to be staged and lacks the truthfulness often perceived by a documentary. The fact that I found myself wondering if I was watching a work of fiction instead of a documentary, made this film simply unconvincing. Do not […]

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Anomalisa (2015) – 3.5/5

While Anomalisa is without doubt “the most human film of the year”, it is just not for everyone. Starting and ending somewhat weakly, but containing a meaningful story as a whole, Anomalisa will leave you with a sense of incompleteness mixed with awe.  Even though the story itself is not anything out of this world, it manages […]

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Carol (2015) – 4/5

With perfect performances by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol manages to capture an unconventional love story, along with an unusual mixture of complications that include age difference, sexual orientation in the 50’s, and divorce.  Director Todd Haynes balances every aspect of this movie beautifully. Haynes treats the relationship between the main actresses as what it […]

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