Hands of Stone, released in 2016, is another exceptional movie I have recently watched. It is about the life of Roberto Duran, the Panamanian box champion, a living legend. Unfortunately I have noticed a sort of fury among top film critics regarding this biopic. They say that the screenplay is weak, or that the boxer is a scumbag in a lousy movie. I think that this is an almost unexpected comeback for once talented Robert De Niro, who didn't cease to surprise me in other recent movie as well, … [Read more...]
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They are actors without an Oscar even if they deserved an award unlike other peers. There is no particular order to them. These actors and actresses were nominated at least for a Best Supporting role, some of them several times, but despite their talent, they didn't get it yet. Except one of them (Richard Burton), all the others are pretty recent, a 20-25 years span is a whole life for just a part of you. James Woods [source for all pics: imdb.com] James Woods was born on 18 … [Read more...]
Oscars 2017 awards ceremony was by far a very embarrassing and disputable show, even if the actual weirdness started much earlier. Yes, dear friends, it was more absurd than this year's Golden Globes, where "Hollywood legend" Meryl Streep threw some venomous spikes at their democratically elected president, misinterpreting some of Donald Trump chaotic aping gestures. She has been applauded long lasting moments (even if she pretended to have "only three seconds to say this"). Her peers repeated … [Read more...]
Focus captured my attention especially because of its atypical approach. It is a mixture of romance, action, comedy, crime and drama, very entertainingly supported by the main characters. I have to confess that I am not a huge Will Smith fan, but in this movie I quite liked him. Margot Robbie attracted me after she recently hosted Saturday Night Live. I found her a little forced out in her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, much too ready for overnight stardom in Hollywood, but here, in Focus, she … [Read more...]
Miss Sloane is probably the best movie produced in 2016 that I have had the pleasure to watch. Excepting a nudge for Jessica Chastain at the Golden Globes 2017, for Best Female in a Drama, this exceptional political thriller went almost unnoticed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). A real pity, because as much as I like Emma Stone in almost all the movies she plays, she didn't deserve the recent Oscar she got. Something went fishy this year at the Oscars, reason that … [Read more...]
Jason Bourne 2016 came as an interesting revelation after the previous movies in the franchise. It is better welded in structure with a much simpler plot than any of Robert Ludlum's novels. As I remember, I don't recall Ludlum's plots in the previous releases. They were an amalgam of 100% action and violence without an explanatory motivation. Now, with this one here, you don't need explanations. The characters are new, and the plot is simple. More than that, it is acted with no holes, and no … [Read more...]