Monthly Archives: January 2014

Road to the Oscars: 12 Years a Slave

I hope I don’t make enemies through this blog, though it’s a possibility. I went to see 12 Years a Slave (2013) yesterday to continue on this road to the Oscars with high expectations. Almost everyone I have spoken to, general audiences and film scholars alike, have bragged about this film. I’m learning to stop prodding […]

Road to the Oscars: Philomena

In case you haven’t heard the Academy Award nominations, go here and check them out. For each film I write about, I will list the nominations received. This blog will be focusing on the melodramatic comedy, Philomena (Frears, 2013). The film was nominated for the following: Best Picture Best Actress Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original […]

Road to the Oscars

For the first time ever, I sat down and watched the Golden Globes. I’ve been told several times today that I don’t deserve a film degree for this act of heresy. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the greatest draw for me because I frequently claim their television personas, Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope, as […]

2013’s Best: Frozen

Where have I been? I’ve been inconvenienced by the “polar vortex” and experiencing travel nightmares due to the incredible weather occurring in the Midwest. To all of my friends up north, please stay warm! Ironically, this blog will be focusing on a film with a similar theme. It’s just as chilling as the frost on […]

2013’s Best: Elysium

An honourable mention for 2013’s best films is Neill Blomkamp’s science fiction thriller Elysium. What? Hilary watched an action film? I did… and I did not enjoy the action, I enjoyed the film’s overarching message. Oh… and Jodie Foster as a platinum blonde villain is a must. There were several themes at work in this […]