Oscars 2018: Best & Worst Dressed

This awards season, I have been doing the red carpet analysis for all the major awards shows and we’re now at the climax – the Oscars!

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BAFTAs 2018: Best & Worst Dressed

Much like the Golden Globes, the stars took to the BAFTAs red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall in black to support the Time’s Up movement – and here are my favourite looks.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Film Review 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is one of those films that are so difficult to review because you just don’t know what to make of it. It is so thoroughly inconsistent – great one minute and really bad the next – that is really is a headscratcher.

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Tale of Tales: Film Review

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“What the hell did I just watch?!” may be the first thing that comes to mind when leaving a screening of Tale of Tales. It is weird, weird, weird and my mind was totally blown trying to make sense of it.

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Films to Watch This September

Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley plays Anna, who embarks on an affair to help her escape the trappings of her high society life but instead, makes her life remarkably more complicated. Set in late 19th century Russia, Anna begins an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson) which ruffles many feathers in the upper classes as her husband, played by Jude Law, is a politician. I think this looks like it is going to tug at the heartstrings. It reminds me of Atonement and Titanic.  It is a classic forbidden love tale but I think this will be right up my street. Released: 7th

 

Lawless

This violent, gangster flick has an all-star cast which is the main reason I want to see it. Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastian head up this Prohibition era movie. Hardy and LaBeouf are brothers who run an illegal liquor bootlegging business so the police are onto them. Corrupt Special Agent Charlie (Pearce) is the villain here as he wants a cut of their profits and will threaten them in any way necessary. Things get pretty nasty when he doesn’t get his way. Prepare for violence, guns and some mean, mean men. Released: 7th

 

House At the End of the Street

Jennifer Lawrence starts in this horror thriller about a creepy neighbour. Not original whatsoever but the fact that Lawrence puts her name to it makes me think it will bring something new to the table. She plays Elissa who moves to a quiet suburban town with her mum and weird stuff starts happening to them. They learn that their neighbour, Ryan, is the soul survivor of a homicide in which his sister killed their parents and disappeared. So far, seems a bit like Dream House. Elissa (foolishly) gets into a relationship with Ryan, which obviously won’t end well. Released: 21st

 

Savages

This drug gangster movie stars Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Benicio del Toro. Wow! What a cast. Johnson and Kitsch are pot growers who share a girlfriend, O (Lively). When a deal with Mexican drug cartels goes awry, O gets kidnapped, so the boys have to take on the cartels to get her back. I reckon this will be violent and tense. Released: 21st.

 

Looper

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is wearing prosthetics and has adapted his voice to make him sound closer to Bruce Willis in this time travel movie.  Levitt is a looper which means he assassinates people who have been sent to him from the future. One day, he is sent his future self (Willis) and they have a face-off. It becomes a fast paced chase between Willis, Levitt and the guys who wanted them killed. Released: 28th