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Top 20 Favourite Films Of All Time (VERSION 2)

Here’s my new list! Short & Sweet!
I’ll do another list next year….
List created – 08/12/2017

Here’s the link to my first version:  Top 20 Favourite Films of All Time Version 1

#20) La La Land (2016)     Director: Damien Chazelle
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#19) Trainspotting 2 (2017)     Director: Danny Boyle
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#18) Trainspotting (1996)     Director: Danny Boyle
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#17) Inglourious Bastards (2009)     Director: Quentin Tarantino
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#16) Paths of Glory (1957)     Director: Stanley Kubrick
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#15) La Dolce Vita (1960)     Director: Federico Fellini
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#14) Drive (2011)     Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
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#13) The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)     Director: Martin Scorsese
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#12) Schindler’s List (1993)     Director: Steven Spielberg
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#11) Shame (2011)     Director: Steve McQueen
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#10) Eyes Wide Shut (1999)     Director: Stanley Kubrick
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#9) Interstellar (2014)     Director: Christopher Nolan
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#8) The Master (2012)     Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
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#7) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)     Director: Jacques Demy
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#6) The Social Network (2010)     Director: David Fincher
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#5) Blue Valentine (2010)     Director: Derek Cianfrance
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#4) The Great Beauty (2013)     Director: Paolo Sorrentino
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#3) Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)     Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
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#2) Her (2013)     Director: Spike Jonze
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#1) Lost In Translation (2003)     Director: Sofia Coppola
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Top 20 Favourite Films of All Time Version 1

Here’s my list! Short & Sweet! 
Going to do another list probably every few months…
List created – 05/04/2017


#20) La Vie d’Adèle or Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche
DoP: Sofian El Fani
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#19) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Dir: Michael Gondry
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#18) The Breakfast Club (1985)
Dir: John Hughes
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#17) The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Dir: Wes Anderson
DoP: Robert D. Yeoman743e7cf3acb64c4fd83354224eb6b518.jpg


#16) The Prestige (2006)
Dir: Christopher Nolan
DoP: Wally Pfister
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#15) Prisoners (2013)
Dir: Denis Villeneuve
DoP: Roger Deakins
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#14) Shame (2011)
Dir: Steve McQueen
DoP: Sean Bobbitt
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#13) The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Dir: Martin Scorssese
DoP: Rodrigo Prieto
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#12) Inglorious Bastards (2009)
Dir: Quentin Tarantino
DoP: Robert richardson
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#11) Trainspotting (1996)
Dir: Danny Boyle
DoP: Brian Tufano
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#10) Interstellar (2014)
Dir: Christopher Nolan
DoP: Hoyte Van Hoytema
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#9) Drive (2011)
Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
DoP: Newton Thomas Sigel
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#8) Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Dir: Stanley Kubrick
DoP: Larry Smith
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#7) Schindler’s List (1993)
Dir: Steven Spielberg
DoP: Janusz Kaminski
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#6) Blue Valentine (2010)
Dir: Derek Cianfrance
DoP: Andrij Parekh
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#5) La La Land (2016)
Dir: Damien Chazelle
DoP: Linus Sandren
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#4) The Master (2012)
Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
DoP: Mihai Malaimare Jr.
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#3) The Social Network (2010)
Dir: David Fincher
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#2) Her (2013)
Dir: Spike Jonze
DoP: Hoyte Van Hoytema
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#1) ロストイントランスレーション or Lost In Translation
Dir: Sofia Coppola
DoP: Lance Acord
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Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

 

Here’s my list, short and sweet…

#10) “The Shape of Water”     Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Plot – A fantastical love story set in America during the Cold War.
Stars – Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, & Octavia Spencer
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#9) “Annihilation”     Director: Alex Garland
Plot – A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition.
Stars – Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, & Gina Rodriguez
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#8) “Blade Runner 2049”     Director: Denis Villeneuve   Blade Runner 2049 Trailer
Plot – Sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, picking up thirty years on from the events of the original.
Stars – Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, & Mackenzie Davis
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#7) “Song to Song”     Director: Terrence Malick
Plot – Two intersecting love triangles set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Stars – Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, & Michael Fassbender
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#6) “Mother”     Director: Darren Aronofsky
Plot – A young couple receive some uninvited guests in their home.
Stars – Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Ed Harris
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#5) “Molly’s Game”     Director: Aaron Sorkin (Directorial Debut)
Plot – A former Olympic skier establishes a high-stakes international poker game that brings her to the attention of the FBI.
Stars – Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, & Kevin Costner
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#4) “T2:Trainspotting”     Director: Danny Boyle   Trainspotting 2 Trailer
Plot – Sequel to “Trainspotting” that follows up on the lives of Sick Boy, Spud, Begbie, Renton, and Diane twenty years on.
Stars – Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Kelly MacDonald, & Ewan Bremner
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#3) “Star Wars: Episode: VIII”     Director: Rian Johnson
Plot – Rey continues her journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Stars – Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie & Daisy Ridley
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#2) “Untitled PTA Fashion Drama”     Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Plot – Drama about a fashion designer in London in the 1950s.
Stars – Daniel Day-Lewis
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#1) “Dunkirk”     Director: Christopher Nolan   Dunkirk Trailer
Plot – The story of the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
Stars – Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, & Harry Styles
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Well, there’s my list! There’s so many great films to look forward to in 2017, I can’t wait!

 

Top 10 Movies of 2016


Here’s my list, short and sweet.

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Honorable Mentions: – Don’t Breathe – Midnight Special – Deadpool – The Witch – Lights Out – Everybody Wants Some – Star Trek Beyond – The Jungle Book – Swiss Army Man – Hell or High Water – Manchester By The Sea – The Nice Guys


#10) Sing Street
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#9) The Neon Demon
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#8) Green Room   My thoughts on Green Room
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#7) Rogue One   

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#6) Moonlight   My thoughts on Moonlight     Moonlight

#5) Jackie
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#4) Nocturnal Animals   My thoughts on Nocturnal Animals
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#3) Hacksaw Ridge   
My thoughts on Hacksaw Ridge
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#2) Arrival
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#1) La La Land   My thoughts on La La Land
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That’s my list! Hoping 2017 gives us more great films!


Top 11 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016!

Well, here’s my list! It was somewhat a challenge to make since there are so many movies that come out each and every year that I really wanna see. So yea, down below are some movies that I didn`t put in the list but I`m still really excited to see.

Other Movies I’m looking forward too in 2016: Manchester By The Sea, The Birth of a Nation, The Neon Demon, Allied, Certain Women, The Light Between Oceans, The Girl on the Train, Sully, The Nice Guys, La La Land, Knight of Cups, Weightless, Midnight Special, Captain America: Civil War, and  X-Men: Apocalypse


#11 – Hacksaw Ridge

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Not only does “Hacksaw Ridge” have a terrific cast with Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) and Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta) just to name a few, the man who is directing this is Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson is a fantastic director so I’m excited to see what he can do again behind the camera.


#10 – Finding Dory

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I’m really excited for this movie! I really enjoyed the character Dory in Finding Nemo so I think she will be fun to watch for 1 hour and a half or 2 hours or whatever the runtime is. The primary reason why I’m excited for this is for nostalgic reasons since I watched Finding Nemo a whole bunch when I was a kid. It isn’t my favourite but I really enjoyed Finidng Nemo. I don’t think Finding Dory will be bad since the talent behind this have a great track record but you never know how things will turn out in the end. I’m just really looking forward to go back into this universe and see familier faces. Pixar is known to have fantastic animated films besides a couple few..cough cough…Cars 2 & 3 so I have high hopes.


#9 – Deadpool

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I am really excited to see this because Deadpool is such a fun character and I’m really looking forward to have a great time and laugh! He’s funny, he’s violent, and he’s just fucking awesome! Ryan Reynolds wanted to play the character of Deadpool and it shows in the trailers/promos/clips how great of a Deadpool he is! I could not imagine anyone who would be better as Ryan Reynolds playing the character of Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds quit being Ryan Reynolds and become Deadpool 24/7! From watching the trailers and some clips, this looks like an awesome movie!


#8 – Doctor Strange

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I’m not familiar with the character or the story, so like many others, I’ll be learning about Doctor Strange from watching the movie. I have never seen anything like Doctor Strange before so I’m really excited! Scott Derrickson is directing this, so no doubt this will be dark and creepy. I also love the talent behind this, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads “Hannibal” Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more! Can’t wait to see magical spells and weird buildings and stuff…


#7 – The Jungle Book

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This movie looks fucking amazing! It has a phenomenal cast of voice talent and also a great director (Jon Favreau) behind the camera. I love all the talent behind this and if you have seen the trailer, it looks incredible! Another reason I’m excited to see this is because another Jungle Book movie will be coming out next year, directed by Andy “Gollum” Serkis, also starring a phenomenal cast of voice talent, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Andy Serkis himself to name a few. I’m also interested to see the differences between this 1 and the one directed by Andy Serkis and see how each director tackles the story of The Jungle Book.


#6 – Suicide Squad

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Wow! Every character looks interesting and awesome! We get to see a new Joker aswell as Harley Quinn for the first time together! I am super duper excited to see this! Who doesn’t want to see a team of villains team up and fight together? Margot Robbie looks fantastic as Harley Quinn and everyone else does too. I know lots of people aren’t too keen on Jared Leto as The Joker but if you have seen the newest trailer (the one with Bohemian Rhapsody playing in the background) Leto’s facial expressions and laugh are fantastic/terrifying! It’s a new take on The Joker and I dig it! BTW – parts of “Suicide Squad” were filmed in Toronto, which is where I am from so during the times they were here filming, I went downtown and I was lucky enough to see a couple of set pieces and some scenes being filmed and yea it was pretty sweet. I am super pumped to see this!


#5 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Who isn’t excited to see this? We obviously know they are gonna make up but who doesn’t wanna see Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent go head to head?! I’m not a big fan of Zack Snyder but I think he will do this movie justice. Yea, I am fucking excited! Wonder-Woman and Lex Luthor look fantastic! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


#4 – Green Room

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I am a really big fan of Blue Ruin, so I can’t wait to see this! Jeremy Saulnier is rising up to be a director to watch out for! Blue Ruin was very suspenseful and just overall intense and Green Room looks like it will be too! I am so excited to see this! I also love the cast! It looks awesome!

 


#3 – Silence

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Liam Neeson and Andrew Goddard and Adam Driver in a drama and two words – Martin Scorsese. This film will no doubt be talked about during award season and I’m always excited to see Liam Neeson in dramatic roles. Martin Scorsese is one of my favourite directors and one of the best directors in the business and his projects always turn out fantastic. Who isn’t excited about a film being directed by MARTIN SCORSESE!


#2 – Story of Your Life

A Sci-Fi movie directed by one of my favourite directors, Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and more! Denis Villeneuve’s previous film that he directed “Sicario” was my number one film of 2015! He also directed one of my favourite movies of 2013, Prisoners. I am excited to see how Denis handles Sci-Fi! I love Denis Villeneueve and the performances he brings out of the actors are phenomenal! I can’t wait to see how Denis tackles Sci-Fi and I think he will crush it! I’m just so fucking excited! I’ll watch every movie he directs! He’s just so awesome and very talented. Ahh!


#1 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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First Star Wars Anthology movie! Who doesn’t wanna see this? The cast is fucking awesome, Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Mads “Hannibal” Mikkelsen, and Ben Mendelsohn to name a few, and I love the director, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). The story sounds flipping awesome, a mission about stealing the plans for the Death Star! Nothing else much else to say, its flipping STAR WARS!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My thoughts on the 2015 Oscar Nominations

The 88th Academy Awards nominations were announced on the morning of Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 28, 2016 in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and will be hosted by Chris Rock. The show will start 4 p.m. PST and 7 p.m. EST.

I will only cover some of the nominations.

For the full list of nominations for every category click this link: http://oscar.go.com/nominees


 

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BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  •  Room
  • Spotlight

 I would bump out Bridge of Spies for Carol or Inside Out or Sicario in a heartbeat. With that said, most people expected these nominations so nothing special. Bridge of Spies was great but not really that deserving of a best picture nom imo.

SHOULD WIN – The Revenant or Spotlight or The Big Short

WILL WIN – The Revenant 

DARK HORSE – Room

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BEST DIRECTOR

  • Lenny Abrahamson, Room
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

I think Ridley Scott should have gotten the nomination for “The Martian.” I don’t think its a snub like most people are saying since one of the things that made “Room” so phenomenal was Abrahamson’s directing;likewise could be said for Scott but I think overall Abrahamson had more of a challenge to tackle. I think Iñárritu deserves the statue.

SHOULD WIN – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant or Tom McCarthy, Spotlight or George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road 

WILL WIN – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant 

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BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

I really want Leo to win but I wouldn’t be surprised if Fassbender or Redmayne takes the statue.

SHOULD WIN – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

WILL WIN – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant 

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BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Really happy with these nominations with the exception of Bale! I would have loved to see Idris Elba get a nom for Beast of No Nation. Anyways, the statue could go to anyone but I think the 2 to look out for are Mark Rylance and Sylvester Stallone but I really think Tom Hardy deserves it. Dark horse would be Mark Ruffalo. I think Bale gave a phenomenal performance in “The Big Short” but I don’t think he has a chance at winning at all. It’s a race between 4. 

SHOULD WIN – Tom Hardy, The Revenant

WILL WIN – Tom Hardy, The Revenant 

DARK HORSE – Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Not really surprised with this list. I think everyone expected these nominations and rightfully so since everyone on the list gave a stellar performance. I personally think Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Jane Fonda (Youth) should have gotten nominated instead of Jennifer Lawrence.

SHOULD WIN – Brie Larson, Room or Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years or Cate Blanchett, Carol

WILL WIN – Brie Larson, Room 

DARK HORSE – Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

I expected Alicia Vikander to get nominated for “Ex Machina” instead of “The Danish Girl” but she was still great.  Whoever gets the statue, I won’t complain since I love every performance in this category. I would put my money on Alicia or  Kate.

SHOULD WIN – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl or Rooney Mara, Carol or Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

WILL WIN – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carme, Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

SHOULD WIN – Alex Garland, Ex Machina or Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, and Ronnie del Carme, Inside Out or Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

WILL WIN – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight 

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • Phyllis Nagy, Carol
  • Drew Goddard, The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue, Room

SHOULD WIN – Drew Goddard, The Martian or Emma Donoghue, Room or Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

WILL WIN -Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

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BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

SHOULD WIN – Anomalisa or Inside Out

WILL WIN – Inside Out

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • A War (Denmark)
  • Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
  • Mustang (France)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)
  • Theeb (Jordan)

SHOULD WIN – Son of Saul (Hungary) or Mustang (France)

WILL WIN – Son of Saul (Hungary)

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

SHOULD WIN – The Look of Silence or Amy 

WILL WIN – The Look of Silence 

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
  • John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

SHOULD WIN – Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario or Carter Burwell, Carol or Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

WILL WIN – Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight 

DARK HORSE – John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Ed Lachman, Carol
  • John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Roger Deakins, Sicario
  • Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Not much to say except, Emmanuel Lubezki (Chivo) will win 3 years in a row and he deserves it. What he did in “The Revenant” is fucking incredible. My mind can’t wrap around how Chivo got some of the shots in the film. “The Revenant” is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Every single shot looked like a painting. I also wouldn’t mind if Roger Deakins or Ed Lachman wins. 

SHOULD WIN – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant or Roger Deakins, Sicario 

WILL WIN – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

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BEST FILM EDITING

  • Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Hank Corwin, The Big Short
  • Tom McArdle, Spotlight
  • Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant
  • Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN – Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road or Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

WILL WIN – Margaret Sixel , Max Max: Fury Road

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Carol
  • The Cinderella
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Revenant

SHOULD WIN – The Revenant or The Danish Girl or Mad Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – The Revenant 

 

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The One Hundred Year Old Men Who Climbed Out The Window And Dissapeared
  • The Revenant

SHOULD WIN – The Revenant or Mad Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – The Revenant

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BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN – The Revenant or Mad Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – Mad Max: Fury Road

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BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Oliver Tarney, The Martian
  • Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender, The Revenant
  • Alan Robert Murray, Sicario
  • Matthew Wood and David Acord, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SHOULD WIN – Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender, The Revenant or Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road 

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Bridge of Spies
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant

SHOULD WIN – Bridge of Spies or The Danish Girl  or Mad Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – Max Max: Fury Road

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Sandy Powell, Carol
  • Sandy Powell, The Cinderella
  • Jenny Beaven, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
  • Jacqueline West, The Revenant

SHOULD WIN – Sandy Powell, Carol or Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl or Jacqueline West, The Revenant or Jenny Beaven, Max Max: Fury Road

WILL WIN – Jenny Beaven, Mad Max: Fury Road


 

 

My Top 10 Movies of 2015!

 

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Honourable mentions: Inside Out, The Gift, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, Beasts of No Nation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, It Follows, Youth, Love & Mercy, The End of The Tour, Carol, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


 

#10 – The Martian     Full Review Here

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“The Martian” is a return to form for Sir Ridley Scott! It’s one of Ridley Scott’s best film in years! Matt Damon gives one of his best performances of all time! “The Martian” has great characters, and performances, and its masterfully directed/written. If your looking for a fun sci-fi, “The Martian” is the one you should watch.


#9 – Mad Max: Fury Road 

FRD-DS-00694rv2 Mad Max: Fury Road deserves all the hype its getting because it’s fucking fantastic! Watch it! It’s so much fucking  fun! Absolutely brilliant!  Not really much else to say, watch it, it will be worth your time.


#8 – Ex Machina     Full Review HereEXM_D026_04819One of the best Sci-Fi films ever! “Ex Machina” is riveting from start to finish and there’s not a dull moment. The acting performances are fantastic especially from Alicia Vikander, Ava. It’s brilliantly cast, intelligently written and beautifully shot. “Ex Machina” is a riveting ride but also a thought-provoking one. Go see it!


#7 – Room

room-1-rcm0x1920u Loved everything about this film. I did not expect get so emotional. Throughout the movie, during some scenes I got teary-eyed. Seeing the trauma between Joy/Ma (Brie Larson) and Jack (Jacob Tremblay) experienced was gut-wrenching. “Room” is a very beautiful film that I  think you all should see. Incredibly moving but sort of hard to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


#6 – The Lobster  

lobster1.jpgWeird and at the same time beautiful. I really enjoyed this film but it is truly bizzare. At times I was laughing and at times I was in complete shock and creeped out. Anyways, it has phenomenal performances and it is very well directed/written. The cinematography was lovely and the soundtrack is great! I really enjoyed watching this and was engrossed the whole time. It is thoroughly incredible and I never watched anything like this ever.


#5 – Victoria  

victoriaI didn’t expect to be so drawn into this film. Although the “one take” might seem like a gimmick, it works for this film. I actually think that the “one take” actually enhanced the experience. With this in mind and the fact that most of the dialogue was improvised, “Victoria” is as real as it gets. The story might seem a bit weak, but the cinematography, pacing, soundtrack and characters all combined together create a stellar film. “Victoria” is thoroughly phenomenal. Highly recommend this!


#4 – Spotlight     Full Review Here

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Everything about this film is spectacular and it deserves all the buzz its getting. “Spotlight” is very well written and masterfully directed. I was hooked from beginning to end. Powerful performances all around and a very important film to watch.


#3 – The Revenant 

revenant-gallery-04-gallery-imageBrutal and Beautiful. Inarritu delivers once again and the performances he gets from Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are phenomenal. The cinematography in this film is fucking jaw-dropping/unreal; thanks to Chivo. The acting performances like previously mentioned is top-notch and I feel like both DiCaprio and Hardy have a great shot getting the statue. The sound design and score I thought was fantastic and really suited the events that was occuring on screen.  Overall, I fucking loved every minute of “The Revenant.” Lots of memorable scenes. Breath-taking visuals. I highly recommend you check this one out. It’s awesome!


#2 – The Big Short 

The-Big-Short-23A great film that’s very entertaining and very informative. Although the story might sound boring (its about the financial crisis), the story is so fascinating, you’ll be glued to the screen. I really didn’t expect to be so captivated. Great performances from the whole cast and overall very well written. Adam McKay did a superb job directing. “The Big Short” did a great job in taking such a boring topic that confuses many, including me and delivers on showing the collapse of the financial crisis in 2007/2008 and how a few people decided to take on the big banks for their greed before the financial crisis erupted. Solid film!


#1 – Sicario     Full Review Here

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Riveting. Tense. Raw. I loved every single thing about “Sicario.” The cinematography from Deakins was mesmerizing.The acting performances from Blunt, Brolin, and Del Toro are phenomenal. Benecio Del Toro should get nominated. The music was chilling and intense. Denis Villenueve does it once again and gives us another great film. “Sicario” is very entertaining and at the same time very thought-provoking. You see both sides of the drug war and you really see how terrifying corruption is. Denis Villenueve is one of my favourite directors and I will be first in line to all his projects. I can’t wait to see how he handles the next Blade Runner, Villenueve is gonna crush it! Villenuevve has another project which is suppose to be released in 2016 called “Story of Your Life” which stars Amy Adams. Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and more! Watch it ASAP!


Here’s my list for my top 10 movies of 2015! See you next year!