Dani’s Thoughts

Oscars Predictions 2021: Which Stars Will Be Shining This Awards Season?

This year the Oscars have been pushed back to April and many films have had small releases in the USA or on the festival circuit whilst still remaining unseen in the rest of the world, meaning the next few months are set to be jam packed with awards-worthy films! Here are our early predictions of who and what to watch out for on those nomination lists! Due to the pandemic, streaming only releases will be eligible for the first time giving Netflix and Amazon a real shot at some statues. Mank - David Fincher writes and directs a movie about…
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Nomadland Trailer

https://videopress.com/v/cISqA1Ch?preloadContent=metadata 2-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand stars in Nomadland, a film about a woman packing up her life to explore the American West alone in a van as a modern-day nomad. Nomadland has already been a smash hit at film festivals around the world and looks likely to snatch its director, Chloe Zhao, a few awards ahead of her major studio debut with Marvel's Eternals later this year
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Blithe Spirit Review: Sparkly New Adaptation of a Classic Comedy

Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann and the great Judi Dench star in this update of the much loved 1940s play by Noël Coward Originally premiering on the West End in 1941, Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit is one of the most revived comedy plays of all time and with a first film adaption made in 1945 by the great David Lean it's been delighting audiences for nearly 80 years. Indeed had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic this film would have been released at the same time as a new West End revival starring the great Jennifer Saunders (which…
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The Top 10 Films of 2020 List: The WTF Team Recommends

In a year in which many of our most anticipated releases have been pushed back to 2021 or beyond it's been a funny old time to try and write a top 10 films list, with a few complaints of there being ''slim pickings.'' Yet whilst 2020 has been a difficult year for film there have still been some real treasures released. From franchise revivals to silly popcorn flicks with underseen indie gems in between, here are the top films recommended by each of the WTF team... Mysteree's Top 10 Films 10. Bad Boys For Life: Long overdue but the duo didn’t miss…
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Most Wanted Movies Jan21-Kicking off the New Year with these fresh faces

Most Wanted Movies Jan21 Good Day Good Day good people and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Welcome to Most Wanted Movies for January 2021. These are the films coming out in January that we can't wait to see and think you should watch out for as well Check out the official trailer for Outside the Wire, coming to Netflix on January 15th here Official Trailer for Blythe Spirit here, It will be released as a Sky Original in January You can read Dani's review of Herself here. It will be released in January on Amazon Prime Video,…
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Review: Does George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky reach stellar heights?

Clooney directs and stars in this Sci Fi thriller about humanity's escape from a doomed earth The Midnight Sky is George Clooney's seventh feature film as director, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and distributed by Netflix it attempts to turn lofty sci fi concepts into crowd pleasing fare. Clooney stars as Dr. Augustine Lofthouse, a scientist with terminal cancer living at a remote research base in the Arctic circle. In the opening scenes of the film we learn that some cataclysmic event has befallen Earth (whether this is nuclear, biological or chemical is never explained)…
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Mank Review: David Fincher’s Love Letter to Hollywood’s Golden Age

Gary Oldman stars in this movie about movie making; the story behind the writing of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane The titular Mank is Herman J. Mankiewicz (here played by Oldman,) at one time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood and winner of the Academy award for Best Original Screenplay 1941 for one of the most highly celebrated films of all time: Citizen Kane. Mank and Orson Welles (Citizen Kane's director, star and co-writer) very publicly disagreed about the value of their respective contributions to the film leading to a feud about credits that had to be settled by the Screen…
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Happiest Season Review: Kristen Stewart Charms in Holiday Rom Com

Family secrets come out in heartwarming and pioneering festive rom com Happiest Season, from actress turned director Clea DuVall Netflix have revitalised the Christmas movie market in the last few years churning out countless family movies and silly rom coms of immense popularity despite often questionable quality - so it's no surprise that other studios are now starting to get in on the act. Happiest Season is being distributed by US streaming giant Hulu and promises all the relaxing festive charm you hope for in this gloomy time of year. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Abby and Mackenzie Davis…
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Review: On The Rocks

Bill Murray reunites with director Sofia Coppola for this lighthearted comedy starring Rashida Jones Laura (Jones) a New York mother of two in her late 30's becomes convinced that her workaholic husband is having an affair with his assistant. When she tells her eccentric playboy father (Murray) he insists they get to the bottom of it, and the two set out on a private detective style mission, stalking the husband (Marlon Wayans) around the city. On The Rocks reunites Murray with writer/director Sofia Coppola for their second feature film together after 2003's Lost In Translation for which they were both…
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LFF 2020 Review: Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get cosy in Victorian romantic drama Ammonite, the closing film of the 2020 BFI London Film Festival Ammonite is the second feature film from British writer/director Francis Lee. His first film God's Own Country won awards and hearts all over the world, making Ammonite one of the most anticipated releases of 2020. Kate Winslet stars as Mary Anning, (a real figure though this is a fictionalised version of her life) a skilled paleontologist who now with her years of fame behind her ekes out a living finding and selling fossils on the Dorset coast. Her…
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