Top Ten: Oscar Speeches

The biggest night of the film calendar is almost upon us, and rather than burden you all with yet another predictions post, I thought I would honour the Academy Awards by listing my ten favourite acceptance speeches. The question of ‘what would you say’ is one I often ponder whilst in the shower or on…

The Book Thief (2013)

I hate to heap unfair expectation on a film in the lead up to eventually seeing it, but in the case of The Book Thief I was never going to be able to restrain myself. The 2006 novel, written by Australian author Markus Zusak, is without a doubt one of the best, most memorable and most…

Stranger By The Lake (2013)

From French director Alain Guiraudie comes Stranger By The Lake, or L’inconnu Du Lac, a sexual thriller that garnered much praise at last years Cannes Film Festival, winning Guiraudie the award for Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section as well as the Queer Palm title. The film follows Franck, a young gay man…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

It has been just over a year since the Twilight saga dotted its I’s and crossed its T’s and came to a conclusion with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. I never took much interest in the franchise, having seen only the first instalment in 2008 and being merely satisfactorily whelmed. I will admit that that…

The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men is a film that looks, on the surface, to be a winner. The premise is extremely interesting, a cinematic take on the true story of a group of allied men during the Second World War whose task and ambition was to locate, preserve and return millions of pieces of art stolen by…

Film Questionnaire Time!

With only The Monuments Men taking my fancy in the form of a prospective review this week, it’s looking like a rather quiet few days over here at Oh! That Film Blog. In search of inspiration, I came across a film related survey/questionnaire type post on Cinemaniac Reviews, and never being one to turn down…

Camp Takota (2014)

Something a little different today, an example of the way in which filmmaking and celebrity culture in particular is changing. YouTube and its policy of financially rewarding its highest viewing figure contributors has lead to a sub-section of fame that lies just beneath the mainstream. For those who are not familiar, Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig…