The Great Beauty: Discord’s Hidden Harmonies

The Great Beauty

Image source. Copyright Medusa Film, 2013.

In terms of undeserved obscurity, you can’t do much worse than The Great Beauty, an Italian film only Oscar fanatics remember for winning the 2013 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. A shame, both for the movie and all the viewers who miss out. Continue reading

The Revenant: Oscar-Less Leo Goes All Out

The Revenant

Leo pleads with the Academy.

Image source. Copyright 20th Century Fox, 2015.

How far are people willing to go to get an Oscar? Colin Firth took on a stutter. Eddie Redmayne took on a life-altering disability. In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Leo DiCaprio shows that you can never want that little golden statuette enough. Continue reading