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Another year, another forgone conclusion in the Best Picture stakes. After a prolonged campaign 12 Years A Slave (2013) surprised no one and ran away with the big prize at Sunday night's Academy Awards. It was such a sure bet even Ellen Degeneres' script writers got in on the act, providing her with one of the few laughs in an otherwise dull ceremony.
The sad thing is 12 Years would been a fairly worthy winner without all the surrounding fanfare about kicking slavery and racism into touch. But such has been the weight of its moral message the film has started to feel more like a political broadcast than an entertaining piece of cinema. Away from Steve McQueen's history lesson, Gravity (2013) hoovered up every technical award available, to the point where you wonder if there was much left for Best Direc ... Read more »
Views: 1234 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-03-04 | Comments (0)

The second instalment in the Films, Films And Me series and we have one of our own putting forward her personal movie choices. The FFF Movie Marathon Deputy, Rachel T from Medway, puts her globe trotting exploits on hold and gives us the films that have made her life.
1. The First Film I Saw At The Cinema -

The first film I saw at the cinema was Disney's Aladdin (1992) and what a great film. I can still watch it now and chuckle. Its funny when you realise how many great jokes there are that would go over a child's head. I'm a big fan of Robin Williams and his cheeky, manic take on the genie was fantastic. Chuck in some Classic Disney tunes, even if one of them has been butchered by Katie Price since, this still sta ... Read more »
Views: 1266 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-03-04 | Comments (0)

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