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
Tags » Oscar-bait
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
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
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