The Big Short

source: facebook.com/thebigshortmovie.uk The Big Short was the film I was most excited to see at the beginning of this year’s awards season. The cast was incredible – Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt all together? I’m in. And the story seemed like one that was absolutely worth telling. After hearing about it some more, although I was still excited to watch it, I was also nervous: this is, in its core, a story of people making money off what caused the global economic crisis that threw my country (as well as several others) into the shit. The Big Short is…

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Mad Max: Fury Road // Mad Max: Estrada da Fúria

source: facebook.com/madmaxmovieuk Mad Max: Fury Road was the first Oscar Best Picture nominee I saw this year, which was fitting given its release date was all the way back in Summer. One thing I have to admit: I am a Mad Max newbie – I was aware of the films, but aside from knowing it was a post-apocalyptic setting, Mel Gibson played Max and Tina Turner had a role, as well as a kick-ass song, in one of the original films, I knew very little. But the reviews were great, and I was very curious. And George Miller, the brilliant…

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Bridge of Spies

photo source: facebook.com/bridgeofspies Bridge of Spies is the latest movie with Steven Spielberg behind the camera in the director chair, and Tom Hanks in front of it. It’s a movie masterpiece, like I haven’t seen in a good few years. The story has you on the edge of your seat, even more so if you keep in mind that it is based on true events. Which, to me, is an important point: it is based on true events, which means obviously that some creative liberties were taken – it isn’t a documentary or a reconstruction after all. Bridge of Spies…

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Creed

photo source: facebook.com/creedmovie Movie award season is in full swing and with it my 2016 Oscar Movie challenge. Now, although this usually only includes films nominated for Best Picture, I am making two exceptions, today’s post being the first one. Creed is the new film based on the Rocky saga, created by Sylvester Stallone way back in 1976, that is 40 years ago. This new film comes from the hand of Ryan Coogler who directed the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station back in 2013 and picks the Rocky story from the perspective of a new character, played by Michael B. Jordan.…

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Cinema: Paper Towns

Last week I went to the movies for the first time in a very long time and watched Paper Towns, the adaptation of the fantastic John Green novel. A few years ago when I got my iPad mini (which, knock on wood, is still going strong), I went through a phase of reading a ton of books on it. At the time, I was also starting to discover the world of YouTube subscriptions and started hearing about John Green’s books through several people, particularly the Booksandquills channel. After starting out with The Fault In Our Stars and being utterly impressed…

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