Why Adam Driver should win the Best Actor Oscar

Given his awards season success so far, Joaquin Phoenix is obviously going to win the Best Actor Oscar tonight, and that is a real shame because I wanted Adam Driver to win.

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The Laundromat: Film Review

I was really gutted when The Laundromat press screening was scheduled for after I left Venice this year – I love Steven Soderbergh and the cast he’s assembled – but it turns out I didn’t miss much at all. The Laundromat is a proper misfire.

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Pain and Glory: Film Review

Antonio Banderas won the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Pedro Almodovar‘s Pain and Glory earlier this year and now I can see why. What a terrific performance!

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Life Itself: Film Review

I love Dan Fogelman‘s TV creation, the emotional family drama This Is Us. Many people (particularly in the UK) have criticised it for being too sentimental but I love the story and characters and how moving it is. I never noticed how sappy it was watching an episode a week, but Fogelman’s love of the sentimental tearjerker was blindly obvious with Life Itself, which he wrote and directed.

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Life Itself: LFF Film Review

I love Dan Fogelman‘s TV creation, the emotional family drama This Is Us. Many people (particularly in the UK) have criticised it for being too sentimental but I love the story and characters and how moving it is. I never noticed how sappy it was watching an episode a week, but Fogelman’s love of the sentimental tearjerker was blindly obvious with Life Itself, which he wrote and directed.

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