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Too Gentle an Offering

There is a wonderful Portuguese proverb my mum still, to this day, recites to me every time my self-indulging hunger or my blind ambitiousness take over: “Quem tudo quer, tudo perde” which translates into something of the like of “Who wants everything, everything will end up losing”.  1,550 more words


Spotlight Film Review: Outstanding.

I think I’ve found my new conversation killer.

When talking to people I don’t know very well conversation tends to turn towards film, what with it being one of my main passions and all. 1,079 more words


Movie Review - Room (2016)

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Tom McCamus

Room is about the relationship between a mother (Larson) and her 5 year old son Jack (Tremblay). 548 more words

Review: The Big Short

Do I recommend this movie? Almost. Weird pacing, confusing language and way too much text kind of ruined it for me. I would recommend this to anyone really interested in these types of stories. 916 more words

Adam McKay

2015 IN REVIEW: The Films I Didn’t See (September - December)

Ah, the final stretch of films I didn’t get to see. This is awards season, where the Oscar-bait films get released in the hopes of staying fresh in people’s minds – particularly the minds of the Academy members. 14,342 more words

Year In Review

"The Revenant" review

In 1823, Captain Andrew Henry leads a military party of hunters and trappers through the unexplored Louisiana Purchase. While securing their hunting goods, the group is ambushed and nearly exterminated by Native American Arikara Indians, forcing the survivors to flee down river. 709 more words


The Revenant

12 Oscar nominations – but just how good is it?

Leading the pack with 12 nominations from the 88th Academy Awards  is ‘The Revenant’. Often that information is not necessarily an indicator on how much the general public will like it, but how much a small committee (who may not have actually watched all the films) liked it or think it deserves mention. 720 more words

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