lördag 29 augusti 2009


YOU MUST! listen to any of her radio shows on youtube, she was really funny!!!
Best episode is the one with de Havilland

torsdag 27 augusti 2009


Have you seen the trailer?

For me It was a pretty boring trailer, but i'm though still anticipating this movie

onsdag 26 augusti 2009

Wonderful Laurent

This Is THE breakthrough performance of the year for me. She makes me lyrical about her, i've almost never have compared any new star to my Sacred Actresses (Davis, Leigh, Hepburn, Bergman, Streep and Deneuve). BUT this time it happened I call Mélanie Laurent the "New" Catherine Deneuve.

Has Any New Actress made you REALLY lyrical.

PS. I actually call Mélanie one of the best actresses of the Decade only because of this performance, isn't it kind a weird? DS.

tisdag 25 augusti 2009

Vote at the Katharine Hepburn award over at encore entertainment

Top 25 Actors

From the Left: Newman, Stewart, Day-Lewis, Nicholson, Brando, Gable, Clift, Fiennes, Grant, Pitt, Cotten, Beatty, DeNiro, Olivier, Bogart, Duvall, Caan, von Sydow, Tracy, Lancaster, Rains, Holden, Hopkins, Howard and Depp.

Nathaniel R over at filmexperience.blogspot.com asked everyone to post his or hers top 25 actors on his or hers website or blog so here comes mine.

Top 5
1. Paul Newman
2. James Stewart
3. Daniel Day-Lewis
4. Jack Nicholson
5. Marlon Brando

måndag 24 augusti 2009

Short Reviews

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea:
Charming, Warm, Great Animated

The Brothers Bloom
Average, Good Acting, Good Story, Lame jokes.
B- or C+

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds
What a Movie!!! Tarantino is making it again. This gem of a movie is pure movie magic, everything is magic. The storyline is "amusing" and original, the characters is greatly developed in the script and the actors just makes it better. And when we come to the actor, WOW! Brad Pitt is right now in his Zenith i think. Christoph Waltz is scene stealing in the scenes his in. Diane Krüger gives a sort of Marlene Dietrich vibe to her performance. And last but not least the breakthrough performance of the YEAR I can say even before watching Carey Mulligan in "An Education". Melanie Laurent. She's maybe the best french modern actress now, Marion Cotillard i'm very sorry. Melanie gives a screen performance we haven't seen in Years. Her acting is very similiar to Catherine Deneuve.


Grade - A+ or A, can't decide, but i'm choosing the lesser A.

lördag 22 augusti 2009

25 reasons to love (or at least like) Michelle Pfeiffer

1. Devoted Mother
2. Stopped smoking (BIG PLUS for me)
3. Look as good as she did 10 years ago.
4. Doesn't seem to have done any major plastic surgery.
5. Catwoman
6. Ellen Olenska
7. Susie Diamond
8. Stephanie Zinone (The First Movie I Ever saw of Pfeiffer, since I been hooked on her. When I Saw It I was maybe only 6 years old!)
9. Elvia Hancock
10. Madame de Tourvel
11. Frankie
12. Lurene Hallett
13. Claire Spencer
14. Lea de Lonval
15. Ingrid Magnussen
16. Swedish Ancestors (Yippi!!!)
17. "The Last Temptation of Homer" What a Voice!
18. Had the role of Evita but dropped out, Buenos Aires and I'd Be Good For You Is On Youtube by her.
19. Has a Son Born 1994 (the same year I was born)
20. Miss Piggy vs. Michelle Pfeiffer - Maybe the one of the funniest episodes in the Muppet's history?
21. Favorite Film "The Wizard of Oz"
22. Turned down some of the most memorable roles of the 90s, bad luck ofcourse. But still a sign of how popular she was.
23. Isn't Ashamed of her Age
24. Created a new prefix the "pf" (Pfan, Pface etc.)
25. Well What more?

söndag 16 augusti 2009

Black Swan


Kunis vs Portman.

If the movie is a critical favourite I can see one of these two getting an Oscar nominations, Portman for being "overdue" for her second nomination or maybe Kunis for surprising!

Great Fansite links

Fredric March

Joan Crawford
Greta Garbo
Judy Garland
Rita Hayworth

Jennifer Jones
Nicole Kidman
Michelle Pfeiffer
Norma Shearer

Meryl Streep

More to Come

Awardtalks Award 2008

The Year of Australia

2008 was the year i became a movie freak. Though It wasn't the best year of moviemaking, it sure was interesting. So enjoy my award. It's maybe slightly different than all the rest awards. I haven't seen many of the critical favourites of the year like The Flight of the Red Balloon, Frozen River, Synecdoche New York etc.

Best Picture
1. Australia
2. Burn After Reading
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4. Wall-E
5. The Wrestler

6. The Reader
7. Savage Grace
8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
9. Doubt
10. Milk

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler
Joel & Ethan Coen - Burn After Reading
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Baz Luhrmann - Australia
Gus Van Sant - Milk

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading
Julianne Moore - Savage Grace

Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor
Ralph Fiennes - In Bruges
Bill Irwin - Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading

Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rosemarie DeWitt - Rachel Getting Married
Tilda Swinton - Burn After Reading
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Original Screenplay
Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

The Wrestler

Best Adapted Screenplay
Let the Right One In
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Savage Grace

Best Cinematography

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Let the Right One In
The Reader

Best Film Editing
Burn After Reading
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Best Costume Design

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Savage Grace
Revolutionary Road

Best Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Best Make Up
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight
The Reader

Best Original Score
Burn After Reading
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Musical Score
Cadillac Records
Mamma Mia!

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Original Song
"You'll Never Leave My Heart" - Appaloosa
"By the Boab Tree" - Australia
"Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire

"Down to Earth" - Wall-E
"The Wrestler" - The Wrestler

Best Sound
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Sound Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight

Special Citiation:
Honorary Award - Woody Allen "In recognition for his comic and dramatic skill, both as actor, director and screenwriter now in over 4 decades."

Awardtalks Special Achievement Award - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (for Make Up)

lördag 15 augusti 2009

Catherine Deneuve - The French Goddess

Her Best Performances Is:
1. The Last Metro
the Ultimate Ice Queen Performance, though with a heart + She's Never been more beautiful.

2. Belle De Jour
A Beautiful Mannered Performance.

3. Repulsion
Greatly confussed and paranoid.

Honorable Mentions:
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; Dancer in the Dark; 8 Women; Indoche etc. etc. etc. etc. (I Could go on Etc. Forever with Deneuve)

fredag 14 augusti 2009

Nicholson and Dunaway

Still the Best Actors and Best Actresses of the 70s

Dunaway and Beatty at their best

42 years have gone, but their performances still stand.


Hope really not the new version will be made of Hamlet. Emile Hirsch will NOT be a good Hamlet, and the modern version doesn't sound good. Shall watch the 1948 version now.

My Parent like this...

tisdag 11 augusti 2009

Summertime in Venice

Katharine Hepburn shines in the picture great. One of her best performances ever put on screen

måndag 10 augusti 2009


Why isn't the Swedish Directors doing more period dramas. And WHY NOT do any in Skåne, the southern part of Sweden. Like a family period epic setting in Österlen, what an enjoyment it would be! Maybe I should do one :P?

Top 10 Albums with Bruce Springsteen

About Music today.

1. Born to Run
2. Born in The U.S.A.
3. The River
4. The Ghost of Tom Joad
5. Human Touch
6. Nebraska
7. Magic
8. Working on a Dream
9. Tunnel of Love
10. The Rising


I am pretty sad how Dunaway's career ended up to be like. During the 60s and the 70s she was USA #1 Actress. With successes as Bonnie And Clyde, The Thomas Crown Affair, Chinatown, Network etc. she was unbeatable. Though in 1981 a fatal blow came "Mommie Dearest" a movie that later became a camp classic. It deserves better reviews than it got. It earned Dunaway an undeserved Razzie. But she was actually close NYFCC runner up that year. It destroyed her career. She withdrawed mostly to TV and Supporting Roles, but make a minor comeback with Barfly in 1987. She must Come back I SAY!

She's perhaps one of the greatest. She Is the most probable actress to make a comeback à la Mickey Rourke.

Truth said I think Dunaway as Crawford is the one of the best acting by an actress ever.

Isn't they Great

(Leander, Redgrave, Hepburn, Morton, Taylor, McTeer)

I always thought that the bunch of actresses portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots is Far more interesting than those whom played Elizabeth I

But Then Again...
(Bernhardt, Robson, Davis, Simmons, Jackson, Blanchett, Dench, Fontanne, Mirren)

They're not always the better one. Many of the Elizabeths is also great.

söndag 9 augusti 2009

Lady in a Cage

See It, Love It, Hate It, Enjoy It, Be Tired of It. Just SEE IT


Today I've been pretty low on the cinema front. I have not seen any movies til now, so I will review the movie I saw yesterday "Watchmen".

The movie begins exciting with the murder of Comedian. After the credits come, great "footages" of the early Watchmen then bringing on to the late. You never get extremly bored, only sometimes it feels a little bit repetive. The action scenes are magnificent done and believable. The visuals is GREAT! Wow! I saw it on television but what much better It would look in theatre.

Some negativites is mostly to the acting. Carla Cugino and Jackie Earle Haley is scene stealers, in case of Haley IF the supporting actor category at the Oscars will be fatigue, then he certainly has a chance. The "villain" is good acted by Matthew Goode, whom did marvellous job in "Brideshead Revisited" last year, but sometimes it feels like, mostly in the beginning, is more a caricature of a Disney villain. Billy Crudup is not as good as his other role in "Public Enemies" this year. In the flashbacks he isn't really belieavable, but his voice to Dr. Manhattan suits greatly I think.

Patrick Wilson and Malin Åkerman does both pretty dull work, they certainly can better especially Wilson. They chemistry is pretty good though.

Overall the rating is: B+

Oscar Shots and Chances*

Best Supporting Actor (Haley) - Low to average
Best Cinematography - Low
Best Art Direction - Low
Best Costume Design - Low
Best Visual Effects - Average
Best Make Up - Average
Best Sound - Average
Best Sound Effects Editing - Average

*(This Is What I Think NOT what I Want)

lördag 8 augusti 2009

Lili Marleen...

The Best moment in Judgement at nuremberg is when Tracy and Dietrich is walking the streets and they're singing "Lili Marleen", emotional.

Best Actor Ever

fredag 7 augusti 2009

Best Movies of 1939 (Picture no accurate)

OK I made this some hours ago and now i've watched The Hunchback of Notre Dame and It was great so here's the new list

1. Gone With the Wind
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. Destry Rides Again
4. Ninotchka
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
7. Stagecoach
8. Wuthering Heights
9. Only Angels Have Wings
10. The Old Maid

onsdag 5 augusti 2009

Bette Davis in 1939

Now i've watched every Bette Davis movie in 1939

Best Bette Davis Performance of 1939
1. Dark Victory
2. Juarez
3. The Old Maid
4. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

More on 1939 will come later 6 movies left to watch from 1939 that I really want to see, except "Of Mice and Men" cause I can't find It anywhere.

Bette Davis celebrating her Oscar she got in 1939 for Best Actress 1938. She had more celebrating for, four hit movies was going to be released during 1939. Though she never won an Oscar again.

An Education to the Oscar

Haven't seen "An Education" but i've seen the trailer and must say GIVE THE OSCAR TO PETER SARSGAARD! He is long overdue for not only an award but also a NOMINATION!

måndag 3 augusti 2009

söndag 2 augusti 2009

The Year Is... 1994

The year 1994 is specially too me, Guess Why?
It's the year I was born :)

Well in some weeks I've done a 1994 marathon. Watched mostly 1994 movies. It was a special year for movies, Actually really good.

Best Picture:
The academy choosed the patriotic and Feel-good movie "Forrest Gump", no one can doubt it's "American-feeling" and it's conventionality. Though great visually it lacks narrative, sometime it feels like they didn't care about the story so many things seem unreal and/or unexplainable. Too add the acting isn't to great, many performances feels like something an amateur can do and only Tom Hanks is anywhere near over average. Sinise is just annoying (can't believe his Oscar nomination). Wright is dull and seems just like she's been put in the movie because of her looks. Field is the most warmth thing in the movie, but it's not near her best work.

The Academy also nominated the extremly boring "The Shawshank Redemption" I just can't understand all the praise and "Best of All Time" raves. This Is far from Freeman's best performance, though Tim Robbins is fine.

Another average movie they nominated was "Four Weddings and a Funeral". The acting is fine and the script is fun, but was it really Oscar worthy for Best Picture?

Well the pretty average three mentioned above movies is forgotten by two of the best movies of the century.

My Favourite of the nominated Best Picture is Quiz Show. WOW! What a script and what about the acting? It's greatly directed by Redford. Turtorro steals the show in the first half of the film and Fiennes is GREAT as always. Many moments is really thrilling and exciting.

The second is Pulp Fiction. Great acting and original script makes this the most unconventional movie made in US during the 90s.

The omissions from Best picture IS the Best Picture of the year "Bullets over Broadway" I just loved it and laughed many times. Then there's the underrated "The River Wild" and the funny "Ed Wood". These three and "Quiz Show" and "Pulp Fiction", is my Best Picture lineup of the year.

Other great movies is "The Lion King", one of the best animated movie evers. "Queen Margot" does what many royal movies in US fails to do, it doesn't lay all It's energy on costumes etc. (like Elizabeth: The Golden Age". But It has great acting and direction, with great scenes. The wedding scene is one of the best filmed and acted scene in modern time.

Other great movies is "Heavenly Creatures", "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

Can't Wait!

PS. I've a hat that looks exactly the same as DDL's DS.