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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★

    Box office $128.8 million

    First of all, I saw this movie twice, which is a rarety in itself these days. The actors did what all actors should do in a successful motion picture, or stage play, and that is submit their own egos to the needs of the production. Matt Damon especially surprised me with his total devotion to the part of Ripley. Jude Law, once again, proved his talents as an actor by becoming Dickie Greenleaf. Paltrow and Blanchett…

  • Shakespeare in Love

    Shakespeare in Love

    ★★★★

    Box office $289.3 million

    Academy Awards, USA 1999

    Winner

    Best Picture

    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Judi Dench

    Best Screenplay
    Marc Norman
    Tom Stoppard

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
    Martin Childs
    Jill Quertier

    Best Costume Design
    Sandy Powell

    Best Musical Score
    Stephen Warbeck

    Nominee

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Geoffrey Rush

    Best Director
    John Madden

    Best Cinematography
    Richard Greatrex

    Best Sound
    Robin O'Donoghue
    Dominic Lester
    Peter Glossop

    Best Film Editing
    David…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★

    Academy Awards Nominations
    Sound Editing

    GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED
    Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks


    An arthouse film with shameless but aplomb violence, Refn's Drive gripped audiences with shock and adrenaline of the paced sequences and Gosling's portrayal of a cool driver. He may not be similar to the legends McQueen and De Niro but Gosling delivered high caliber style to a dwindling genre of car chase and machismo.

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★

    I haven't read the book, I heard nothing but great things about this movie! So I was pretty excited about finally getting around to watching it. And I have to say that it did not disappoint! I highly enjoyed everything it had to offer, from the sharp, witty, and humorous acting, to the sometimes quirky but other times heartfelt and uplifting script and story. I also enjoyed discovering that the author of the book produced and directed the film as…