Sunday, 2 March 2014

Frozen (2013)

When the first teaser trailers appeared for Frozen way back when I wasn’t convinced it would be my kind of thing. When it comes to animated films I’m not likely to get as excited about Disney’s offerings as I am about the work of other studios. Though I’ve been a fairly loyal fan since my childhood there can be no denying that they don’t always offer the animated prowess of their sister studio Pixar or the originality and intelligence of Ghibli. I find it hard to mention any recent Disney film that I have got really excited about. I enjoyed Wreck It Ralph but the idea was greater than the execution. However, these days you can’t really go anywhere on the internet with somebody mentioning this supposed ‘game changer’ and its Oscar nominated song ‘Let it go’. So, once again, I bowed to peer-pressure and checked it out.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Oscar Predictions 2014

In the few years that I’ve been writing this little blog I’ve always meant to write something pre-Oscars. However, this is the first year in which I’ve managed to watch all of the major contenders before the winners are announced. There have been some significant and absolutely breathtaking films this years and a great deal of well-deserved nominations. Of course, on the other hand, there have been a few ‘par for the course’ nominations that perhaps should have been distributed elsewhere. As there’s nothing that can be done about it now I’ve decided to put my unblemished reputation on the line and offer my predications for Sunday night.