Schlagwort: Christoph Waltz

Nach dem überwältigendem Erfolg von Skyfall kehrt Regisseur Sam Mendes zurück, um die Geschichte fortzusetzen. Im neuesten Film Spectre muss James Bond (Daniel Craig) sich dem zwielichtigen Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) und dessen titelgebender Schattenorganisation Spectre stellen.

5. Dezember 2014 / / Reviews

Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Das Imaginarium des Dr. Parnassus) kommt mit seiner neuen dystopischen Gesellschaftskritik in die Kinos und im Gegensatz zu Brazil ist es dieses Mal in Zero Theorem ein kunterbuntes Treiben, nach dem Motto Kommerz statt Staat. Doch wird dieser Film genauso Kultstatus erlangen wie seinerzeit Brazil?

3. März 2014 / / Oscars

Such a fantastic race! Tonight was the night the first Science Fiction movie won Best Director while 12 Years a Slave still got some great recognition by winning Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). The race (aside from some questionable choices in Documentary and Foreign Language Film but that always happens in those categories) was just a joy to watch with Gravity getting more recongition that I could have ever hoped for back when I watched Cuarón’s masterpiece for the first time.
Dallas Buyers Club scored big with three wins for Make Up, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey.
The big surprise winner is Spike Jonze for original screenplay (Her) and American Hustle turned out to be the big loser with 0/10.

Personal Scores:

Flipthetruck’s score: 18/21 (not counting shorts)
Existential Coffee’s score: 20/21 (not counting shorts)

Number of wins by movies:

  • Gravity: 7 Wins (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Director)
  • Dallas Buyers Club: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actor, Make Up, Best Actor)
  • 12 Years a Slave: 3 Wins (Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, 12 Years a Slave)
  • Frozen: 2 Wins (Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song)
  • The Great Gatsby: 2 Wins (Best Costume Design, Best Production Design)
  • Blue Jasmine: 1 Win (Blue Jasmine)
  • The Great Beauty: 1 Win (Best Foreign Language Film)
  • 20 Feet from Stardom: 1 Win (Best Documentary)
  • Mr. Hublot: 1 Win (Best Animated Short)
  • Helium: 1 Win (Best Short Film Live Action)
  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life: 1 Win (Best Documentary Short)

For the full list hit the jump.

2. März 2014 / / Oscars


It’s Oscar time again!
The Super Bowl for movie fans is upon us!

And no Oscar race would be complete without our annual predictions.

And this year is going to be one of the best races in recent Oscar history. Very rarely does the Academy have a lineup full of really great talents and movies that will truly stay with us for a long time (anyone remember Benjamin Button? Yeah, me neither).

The list ranges from

  • 12 Years a Slave – an intense experience which never turns into the standard Oscar movie about slavery
  • Gravity – a movie showing the beautiful union of gripping storytelling and technical spectacle
  • Nebraska (review yet to come) – a very intimate story about what we truly know about our parents and why we should/shouldn’t trust people
  • American Hustle – a flashy, fun comedy lead by an ensemble cast of top notch actors enjoying every moment of the ride
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – a divisive piece of entertainment which is much complex and layered than many of the critics have made it out to be

And those are just the five nominees who also have a nomination for Best Director. On top of that are so much more brilliant pieces it is actually spooky. I have yet to catch up on Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club but I highly doubt that they will be The Reader or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close of 2014 – meaning the movie you keep wondering why it was nominated at all.

But now to our tips. As with the last years I sat down with Existential Coffee and we compiled our list for winners. If we disagreed about one category my predictions will be in blue and Existential Coffee’s in red.

11. Februar 2013 / / Oscars

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I have mentioned it in the Oscar-Podcast but I don’t grow tired of saying it: Oscar season is like the super-sport event for movie fans. The same way you root for your football team to make it all the way until the finals the same way you are rooting for your favorite film (or against your least favorite film).

Aside from the individual guild awards (most notable for the big predictions are producers, directors, screenactors and screenwriters guild) the BAFTA-Awards (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) are another award show which might affect the Oscar-outcome or at least point towards some possible winners in categories which are still unsure.

So after having spent the night refreshing the awards-sites to find out who won (due to not being able to receive BBC1 or BBC3) here are some quick thoughts about some winners and how this might play into the big Oscar-race (full list of winners can be found over at incontention).

25. Januar 2013 / / Reviews

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Reviewing a Tarantino movie is always tricky as there are very few directors where it really depends on what you want and expect when going into his movies – depending on this either you love the things or you will roll your eyes at them.

In 2009 I heard average buzz at Cannes from Inglourious Basterds and not being a real fan of Tarantino’s works post Pulp Fiction I went in wanting to see the pretentious director fail miserably… I went out of the cinema begrudgingly admitting that Inglourious Basterds was a pretty solid film. And the more time passed the more I fell in love with it until it eventually ended on my year’s best list and still is.

With Django Unchained I went in wanting to really like it because Basterds had just swept me around and reduced all the problems I had with Death Proof and Kill Bill.

When the final credits rolled I was left thinking “maybe I expected too much”…