Pieces of a Woman. The Naturalism Paradox in Awards Filmmaking

The typical definition of “Oscar Bait” refers to those films that have particular themes and narrative arcs that will make whatever production it is get seen more favourably by awards voters. In the past several years there is an alternative but similar form of awards pandering has become prevalent. this critic will call it “theContinue reading “Pieces of a Woman. The Naturalism Paradox in Awards Filmmaking”

An American Pickle. Quick Review

This rather odd HBO Max original ( acquired from Sony) was a pandemic theatrical release for UK audiences. none of the cinemas around this critic played the film at the time so he caught up with it on VOD.An immigrant worker at an American factory ( Seth Rogen) it’s preserved in pickle brine for 100Continue reading “An American Pickle. Quick Review”