Posts Tagged ‘Oscar’

Film Review: Room

Jan 18 2016

In a week packed with big new releases at the cinema – The Revenant and Creed among them – one of the smaller ones is making a big impression. Just arrived in cinemas, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, certificate 15, has already won a Golden Globe for its star, Brie Larson, and is nominated in several BAFTA and Oscar categories.  All for a film that’s set in a 10 foot by 10 foot world.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, gives her verdict on a film where parent/child relationships are less than sugar-coated.

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Film Review: Still Alice

Mar 06 2015

The winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Actress had been predicted for months – Julianne Moore in Still Alice.  The performance had come in for plenty of praise, but there was also a general feeling that it was about time that Moore got the trophy.  It was her fifth nomination, after all.

But an Oscar-winning performance isn’t always set within an Oscar-winning film.  London Mums film critic, Freda Cooper, checks out the film which opens this Friday, 6 March, certificate 12A, to find out if it’s worthy of its star turn.

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