“The Dude” who’s last name is Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire called Lebowski. This leads to his rug being ruined and on a quest to be compensated for this mistake he enters into a world he never even knew existed.
I really do try to catch up with films that I have not seen before each year (and yes I still have a massive number of DVDs that have been sitting on my shelf for films I still haven’t watched yet) as I find this often to be such a good break from the films that are released at the cinema, as let’s face it certain times of year we seem to be getting the same thing over and over again and we all know March/April are awful months at the cinema. That was also why I set up the Best Picture Project in order to increase the quality of some of the films I watch. I think some of that will be clear in these 10 films I have picked that I am now pleased I have caught up with!
I always find the best thing about doing this top 10 list is that people are always shocked that I had never seen certain films up until this (or now last year).
I haven’t included any of the Bond films in the list but thought it was very appropriate to make sure that I mentioned that 2015 was the year that I officially caught up and have now seen every single Bond film! Something which was very trying and testing but I managed to complete the challenge of my Bondathon!
The final moments are upon us in Panem as the war has broken out with Katniss Everdeen a reluctant leader in bringing together an army to bring down President Snow. Whilst also fighting her own demons and wondering if everything she has done is worth all of the death.
Four years after the disaster of Jurassic Park, John Hammond tells Ian Malcolm that there was a site B also set up. But in a different way, allowing the dinosaurs to survive on their own and adapt to the environment.
A story of heartbreak watching Maisie as she must survive in her parents custody battle, with neither of them actually paying full attention to her . . .
In 1946 in London, Maurice a passionate writer must face his ex-mistress Sarah after a chance meeting with her husband two years after she suddenly ended their affair.
In Connecticut in the 1950s a housewife must face the worst possible marriage crisis as well as other building pressures when she realises that you cannot help the way you feel.
The stories of three women, in three different time periods are all linked together mainly with grief and the book Mrs Dalloway.
This is where it gets a little disappointing as I have only seen three out of the five nominated performances for this category. I don’t even remember hearing about ‘Two Days, One Night’ when that was released back in the summer in the UK. We are waiting for ‘Still Alice’ to be released which comes out in March sometime. So I will only be able to offer my thoughts on the other three nominees and look forward to seeing ‘Still Alice’ when it is released as well as trying to catch ‘Two Days, One Night’. Although you will probably know that only one actress is getting talked about when it comes to this category!