Sunday, February 27, 2011

"I Am Love" and the Oscars

The Oscars will be airing live on Monday and most likely Natalie Portman will take home the Best Actress award and Social Network will win in the Best Film category.

When the award season kicks in, I also start watching the nominated films so as to give my 2-cents worth whenever people start discussing the topic.

So here are my top 3 talk-worthy films.

I Am Love.

Tilda Swinton is mesmerizing and she shines in this film, she always does. A Russian model who married into an upper class Italian family. She got bored and started an affair with a younger man - think cougar.

Photo from Vogue

Why I love the film:

1. Tilda Swinton is Tilda Swinton. She started out as a meek housewife and watch her character blooms to life as her affair with the younger man develops.
2. The clothes and the Hermes accessories. Costume is by Jil Sander, Fendi and Antonella Cannarozzi.
3. Italy is beautiful and how the story is told is interesting. It's a story we've seen a hundred times but you don't want to miss a second especially the film's climax.

King's Speech.

Tells the story of how King George VI overcomes his stammer with the help of a speech therapist, Lionel Logue.

Photo from Vogue

1. Hats off to Colin Firth, his rendition of a stuttering King George is spectacular. One can actually feel his struggle in delivering a speech.
2. Geoffrey Rush's supporting role is also awesome.
3. Helena Bonham-Carter.  She's a real person here, not Bellatrix Lestrange, Mrs. Lovett, or the Red Queen. She portrays a convincing supportive wife.

The Kids Are All Right.

Photo from Vogue

1. Surprisingly, the movie is heartwarming and in a way, a feel good one.
2. Annette Bening's and Julianne Moore's lesbian couple performance is cute and not over the top. Although, I think Annette Bening should do more to win the Best Actress trophy.

Some of the films that I like/I'd love to watch:

1. Inception
2. Biutiful
3. Black Swan
4. Rabbit Hole
5. Blue Valentine

Watch the trailers below:

I Am Love

King's Speech

The Kids are All Right

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