This year, it seems simple to have a never-ending amount of respect for those making decisions in who is to receive awards this season, especially with the upcoming Oscars and BAFTA’s… And it is also for those creating these wonderful works; the actors, the designers, directions, runners, grips and everyone else involved. And, as one i saw only this morning, The Theory Of Everything, is a film in which all should see; for the performances, cinematography and of course, the story.
It stands or falls, of course, on its central performance. But Redmayne towers: this is an astonishing, genuinely visceral performance which bears comparison with Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot. His Hawking starts askew – the glasses, maybe the shoulders a touch – and over the course of two hours contorts and buckles into a figure at once instantly familiar and fresh. This is more than just skilful impersonation – it’s inhabitation. To look on as his face and body distort is to feel, yourself, discomforted, even queasy.
I have downloaded the printable list of oscars nominees and have filled in my predictions, but for now, below, here’s a selection of great trailers.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
In his new comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson has found an elegant solution to gripes about how stifling, how annoyingly perfect, his films can be.
The Theory of Everything
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
The Imitation Game
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
A delightful cinematic gem! It whets your appetite for more! Not to be missed!
– Time Out Tel Aviv