Reuniting Ben Affleck with The Accountant director Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back follows Jack Cunningham (Affleck), an alcoholic construction worker. He is soon recruited to train the basketball team of his former high school, where he was a star player. On the face of it, The Way Back has the hallmarks of an almost cliché sports film with a lacklustre team and a coach seeking … Continue reading Film Review: The Way Back (2020)
Well, a day after the BAFTAs – we have the Academy Awards nominations. Intermingling with witty and so-so banter by hosts Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane, we delved right into business – so who are the lucky people in with a shot this year? Note: I’m only going to talk about the main categories, otherwise I’m just going to get lost. Well, it was too … Continue reading Oscars 2013 nominations: Personal reaction
I could have done this when the Golden Globes noms were announced. But I’m kinda lazy, plus the BAFTAs are nearer to the biggie of the awards season (the Academy Awards) so let’s rake through this year’s nominations. First of all, a sense of frustration over choice snubs from the main categories. I would have expected gems like The Raid, Chasing Ice and Pirates! to be in the … Continue reading BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction
Okay, around this time last year – I had seen 47 films. This year, taking into consideration my introduction into film journalism, my grand total for 2012 (so far) is…..69. I think. It’s kinda weak, but it just sets a target for next year 🙂 Making more of an effort to catch-up on classics like The Third Man, Brief Encounter and Black Narcissus, the films … Continue reading Review of 2012…with extras.
There was a time when Ben Affleck was the biggest schmuck on Earth. Terminally engaged to J-Lo, overshadowed by Matt Damon, it was like the poor guy couldn’t get a break. Then, one day, he went behind the camera…and discovered that he can work there as well, if not do better. Since his debut Gone Baby Gone in 2007, Affleck has won rave reviews for his … Continue reading Argo – 5/5 stars