Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Arquette’

Film Awards: Oscars results

Feb 23 2015

The early hours of Monday morning saw the culmination of this year’s movie awards season – and the end of a fiercely competitive race for the top trophies.  The two front runners were Boyhood and Birdman.  But who won on the night?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, has the low-down.

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Film Awards: Oscar predictions

Feb 20 2015

After all the build-up, the main event is nearly here.  The Oscars will be handed out in the early hours of Monday morning and, with the votes well and truly in, the only thing left to do now is speculate.

So who’s going to walk away with one of those coveted little gold men?  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, has given her crystal ball an extra polish so she can predict this year’s winners.

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Awards: BAFTA predictions

Feb 06 2015

The stars will be out in force this Sunday for the British film industry’s big night out.  The BAFTA film awards is often seen as a predictor for the Oscars and, as the American Academy members still have over ten days to make their choices, they may have some influence.

But first things first.  Who’s going to carry off those gold masks?  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, dusts off her crystal ball to make her BAFTA predictions for the top trophies.

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Film review: Boyhood

Jul 08 2014

When a film takes years to make, it’s often not a good sign.  Richard Linklater’s Boyhood took a total of 12 – and there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.  He wanted it that way.

It follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from a six year old boy to a young man of 18, going off to college.  But there’s no change of actor.  Instead, the director took the novel, and more realistic, approach of using the same actor all the time.  Every year over the course of 12 years, the same cast and crew re-united to film the next stage of the story, so we watch Mason grow before our very eyes.

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