And the Oscar for . . .


. . . having seen none of the Oscar winning movies goes to me.

The last film I remember watching was The Angel’s Share which I enjoyed, but I think that was more than a year ago.

12 Years a Slave won Best Picture, Matthew McConaughey won Best Actor for his role in   Dallas Buyers Club and Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine.

The full list of winners of the 86th Academy Awards is here.


Gold endorsement for NZ at Oscars


Quote of the day:

“It’s a great place to grow up, you can do whatever you want there,” he toldThe New York Times.“Whereas I think in America, everyone is obsessed with their careers, New Zealand I think you just get to live your dreams.” Bret McKenzie explaining why so many New Zealanders have won Oscars.

He won the 2012 Acadamy Award for best original song for Man or Muppet and his words are a golden endorsement for New Zealand that money couldn’t buy.

Confessions of a film-going failure


Putting up my hand for an F in film going – I haven’t seen any of the films which won Oscars.

In fact I think I only went to the pictures once last year, that was to see Food Inc  during which I fell asleep.

I watched a couple of films on planes but can’t remember anything about them which might be a reflection on my state of mind while flying and/or the quality of the films.

Are any of the winners, or any other films showing now, worth watching?

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