• Green Book

    Green Book

    ½

    CADILLAC – DAY
    They’re back on the road, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the front seat next to Lip. He wolfs down a chicken leg as he drives.

    LIP
    This might be the best Kentucky Fried Chicken I ever had. But I guess it’s fresher down here, right?

    Dr. Shirley shrugs.

    DR. SHIRLEY
    I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone with your appetite.

    LIP
    No, I bought the bucket so you could have some.

    DR. SHIRLEY
    I’ve never…

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    What a mess! The funny bits are not funny and everything else falls flat. The whole thing was laborious and I didn't care for anybody in this ''sitcom'' besides maybe Holly Hunter, hence the 1 star rating. As for Zoe Kazan, this has to be one of the most atrocious performances by an actress that I have ever seen. Yuk! If you are looking for an authentic upbeat semi-autobiographical film about a ''real'' couple dealing with a real illness, go watch La guerre est déclarée instead. I can't believe that this thing is actually nominated for an Oscar. Where is the world going?

  • Amélie

    Amélie

    ★★★★★

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Competition
    Crystal Globe

    Academy Awards, USA - Nomination:
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
    Best Cinematography
    Best Sound
    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

    Golden Globes, USA - Nomination:
    Best Foreign Language Film

    BAFTA Awards - Won:
    Best Production Design
    Best Screenplay - Original

    BAFTA Awards - Nomination:
    Best Film
    Best Film not in the English Language
    Best Direction - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role…

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★

    Academy Awards, USA - Won:
    Best Sound
    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

    Academy Awards, USA - Nomination:
    Best Picture
    Best Director - William Friedkin
    Best Actress in a Leading Role - Ellen Burstyn
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Jason Miller
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Linda Blair
    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
    Best Cinematography
    Best Film Editing

    Golden Globes, USA - Won:
    Best Motion Picture - Drama
    Best Director - Motion Picture -…

  • Evita

    Evita

    ★★★★½

    Academy Awards, USA - Won:
    Best Music, Original Song (For the song "You Must Love Me")

    Academy Awards, USA - Nomination:
    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
    Best Cinematography
    Best Film Editing
    Best Sound

    Golden Globes, USA - Won:
    Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - Madonna
    Best Original Song - Motion Picture (For the song "You Must Love Me")

    Golden Globes, USA - Nomination:
    Best Director - Motion Picture - Alan…

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★½

    Academy Awards, USA - Won:
    Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
    Best Effects, Visual Effects
    Best Music, Original Score
    Best Sound

    Academy Awards, USA - Nomination:
    Best Picture
    Best Director - Steven Spielberg
    Best Cinematography
    Best Film Editing
    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

    Golden Globes, USA - Won:
    Best Motion Picture - Drama
    Best Original Score - Motion Picture

    Golden Globes, USA - Nomination:
    Best Director - Motion Picture - Steven Spielberg
    Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
    New…

  • Between Your Legs

    Between Your Legs

    ★★★★

    Berlin International Film Festival: Competition

  • Empire of Passion

    Empire of Passion

    ★★★★

    Cannes Film Festival: Competition
    Best Director - Nagisa Oshima

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    ★★★½

    Academy Awards, USA - Won:
    Best Makeup

    Academy Awards, USA - Nomination:
    Best Picture
    Best Actress in a Leading Role - Cate Blanchett
    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
    Best Cinematography
    Best Costume Design
    Best Music, Original Dramatic Score

    Golden Globes, USA - Won:
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Cate Blanchett

    Golden Globes, USA - Nomination:
    Best Motion Picture - Drama
    Best Director - Motion Picture - Shekhar Kapur

    BAFTA Awards - Won:
    Best Performance…

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    ★★★★★

    Cannes Film Festival: Competition
    Golden Palm
    Best Director - Gus Van Sant

    César Awards, France - Nomination:
    Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

    New York Film Critics Circle Awards
    Best Cinematographer

  • Strayed

    Strayed

    ★★★★

    Cannes Film Festival: Competition

    César Awards, France - Nomination:
    Most Promising Actor (Meilleur jeune espoir masculin) - Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
    Most Promising Actor (Meilleur jeune espoir masculin) - Gaspard Ulliel
    Best Cinematography (Meilleure photographie)
    Best Sound (Meilleur son)

  • The Edukators

    The Edukators

    ★★★★

    Cannes Film Festival: Competition

    German Film Awards - Won:
    Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Männliche Nebenrolle) - Burghart Klaußner

    German Film Awards - Nomination:
    Best Direction (Beste Regie) - Hans Weingartner