What a night!

So all of that happened. By now you all know of the epic clusterfuck that ended the ceremony, but it was so weird to sit and watch. Everything was chaos and we didn’t know what was going on. I can’t even imagine how chaotic that room would have been.  We went all out at home….

Having a life is not an option i February.

Another year of watching a lot of movies is drawing towards the end. It has been a tough one this year because of the mere 33 days between the nomination announcements and tonight’s award ceremony. The plan was to watch 37 of the nominated movies, but My life as a zucchini has been impossible to…

I know we have some enemies. But we have some friends, too.

Loving is the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who broke the law and got married. I’m sure many other couples did the same at the time, but the Lovings are the couple who sued the state of Virginia and won, thus banishing all laws against anti-miscegenation in the United States of…

Idiots.

A Man Called Ove is great! I knew people have praised and loved the book, but besides Ove’s name I knew nothing. And I’m glad. It was a great movie and despite hitting some very standard narrative points, it is a beautiful life affirming movie. It i billed as a comedy on IMDb, but I’d…

I tell the truth to my kids. I don’t lie to my kids.

I didn’t expect a lot from Captain Fantastic. I didn’t even know the plot until I looked it up at the beginning at the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed this little gem. Viggo – who is nominated for actor in a leading role – plays the father of six who along…

Gradually!

The Salesman is Iran’s nomination for foreign language film and I quite liked. It is a relationship drama about how violence affects the relationship between our two leads, Rana and Emad. The couple moves to a new apartment, which was formerly occupied by a woman of ill repute – no one ever says prostitute, but…

You have to do this or that, but meanwhile life is just passing by.

So I just watched Toni Erdmann and it was an experience? It’s a very long movie where not a lot happens, but a lot still happens. It’s two hours and 42 minutes long, yet feels longer because nothing really happens. It is a simple exploration of a father/daughter relationship and they do stuff together and…

We ain’t stealing from you. We’re stealing from the bank.

I’ll be honest and tell you right off the bat that cowboy movies – in any shape or form – has never been my cup of tea. I liked True Grit well enough, but that also had an awesome little girl, which this does not. Hell or High Water is nominated in four categories: Best…

So I’ve only just crossed the halfway line.

Yup you read that right. With only six days (technically 5,5) left until the big night I am watching film number 19 as I’m writing this. Meaning I’ve still got 18 to go. Granted 10 of those are short films, but still… only six more days. Rikke and I have a plan though. It is…