It's already February! I'm in the middle of pre-production on my next short film, you'll hear more about it right here on my blog, but in the meantime, enjoy another random travel pic. Sorry for the laziness! Enjoy!
I love to travel. I also like to take photographs. And it's when I can combined the two when I'm most happy. My main camera is a Canon 60D which is getting long in the tooth, but the glass I own that goes on my camera is what makes the real difference in my shots. Therefore I don't really foresee myself updated the camera body anytime soon.
That beings said, I will every-so-often post some of my favourite pics from my travels right here on my blog. Just a warning... these will be embedded from my Instagram account and may appear a few days, even weeks, after I've posted them on there. So if you'd like to see these photos first, you should FOLLOW me on Instagram! Enjoy!
Full disclosure: I haven't seen everything this past year and for that I apologize. So if there might be something you feel I missed on my list please don't crucify me, it may be just that I haven't gotten around to seeing it yet. Sorry fans of 'Paul Blart Mall Cop 2'... anyways here are my favourite films of this past year:
5.5 = The Big Short: Great cast, touchy subject matter, uniquely told
5 = Creed: Sly Stallone brings it, fight scenes are some of the best, fantastic story that actually makes sense
4 = The Revenant: Probably this years best picture, outstanding cinematography, masterfully acted by both Leo and Tom, how the hell did they pull off that bear scene?
3 = Spotlight: Best ensemble cast of the year, minimalist in its telling, story is simple but one that needs to be told
2 = Sicario: Most tense movie of the year, beautifully shot, brilliant score, Benicio del Toro
1 = Ex Machina: Simple, story isn't far off from becoming reality, unique, magnificent SFX, great ending
Again I haven't had time to see all 300+ movies released past this year so I'm sorry. This list is based on my professional opinion and if you disagree well that's too bad.
The Oscar nominations were just announced and I must say... they didn't fuck it up. As a matter of fact this is probably the best list of nominations I've seen in a long time. I won't go into huge detail of who and what got nominated, for that you can click here, but I will breakdown some of the things I liked, and obviously disliked, about this years list.
- Tom Hardy getting a Best Supporting Actor nomination
- Ridley Scott not getting a Best Director nomination
- The Best Actor category is perfect
- Sly Stallone receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination
- 'Straight Outta Compton' receiving a Best Original Screenplay nomination
- 'Mad Max: Fury Road' getting as many nominations as it did
- 'Ex Machina' was not one of the Best Picture nominees
- Not enough 'Sicario' nominations
- No Aaron Sorkin for Best Screenwriter
- No 'Star Wars' for Best Picture (for ratings)
- Lady Gaga getting a Best Song nomination
So there you have it 6 to 5 in favour of the LIKED category. Not bad. Stay tuned to this blog for my official predictions that'll come closer to the event. I still hope to go see many of the nominated pictures and performances. Until then, you should treat yourself by going to your local theatre to check out one of the nominated films. I promise you won't be disappointed. Unless you're going to see CAROL. That was pretty terrible.