Oscars 2015 – Special Edition!

– J.K. Simmons acceptance speech, where he urges about 100 million people who are watching the Oscars, to call (not text nor email!!) their parents and talk to them!  – “Acting is a noble profession”. Neil Patrick Harris tries to convince himself while being almost naked on the stage of the Dolby Theatre as part…

Blogoscars 2015 – Best Picture

20. Diplomatie 19. Force Majeure 18. The Theory of Everything 17. Philomena 16. Finding Vivian Maier 15. Calvary 14. Xenia 13. The Lego Movie 12. Whiplash 11. ’71 10. Magical Girl 9. The Imitation Game 8. Gone Girl 7. Foxcatcher 6. Blind 5. Kraftidioten 4. To Mikro Psari 3. Boyhood 2. Birdman 1. The Grand…

Blogoscars 2015 – Best Actress

10. Philomena – Philomena 9. Marit – Kraftidioten 8. Jean du Pont – Foxcatcher 7. Ingrid – Blind 6. Joan Clarke – The Imitation Game 5. Agatha – The Grand Budapest Hotel 4. Jane Hawking – The Theory of Everyhting 3. Sandra – Deux Jours, Une Nuit 2. Sam – Birdman 1. Amy Dunne –…

Blogoscars 2015 – Best Actor

10. General von Choltitz – Diplomatie 9. David Schultz – Foxcatcher 8. J.M.W. Turner – Mr. Turner 7. Stephen Hawking – The Theory of Everything 6. Mike – Birdman 5. Alan Turing – The Imitation Game 4. Stratos Karamanis – To Mikro Psari 3. John du Pont – Foxcatcher 2. Fletcher – Whiplash 1. Riggan…

Berlinale 2015: Everything was not fine!

Planning the screenings! As I was browsing the film catalogue in the plane, on my way to Berlin for the second Berlinale in a row, one thing was absolutely certain: that the 65th edition of the festival would be completely different from the previous one! If 2014 was dominated by an overflow of worldwide scope…

Cobain: Montage of Heck

– The amazingly inspirational animation of Hisko Hulsing and Stefan Nadelman acompanying archive recordings of Kurt Cobain’s early years, bringing to life less known incidents. – The visualization of Cobain’s scattered notes and sketches that reveal nuggets of his musical genius and artistic nature and the way the director literally brings them to file. –…

The Fire (El Incendio)

– The brutal realism of the violent sex scene in the garage, shot with great intimacy by Juan Schnitman. – The gradual scaling of the tension between the couple and how this leads toy the violent outburst of Marcelo highlighting simultaneously the anew stimulation of Lucia. – The extreme camera movement as the couple exits…