This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Review

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When their father passes away four grown siblings must face the past and the grim present when they all return to their childhood home and attempt to live together again for a week. Each having their own issues to deal with and trying to come to terms with the choices they have made in life.

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BAFTA 2020 – Attendees!

It has been announced who will be attending the BAFTA awards on Sunday and this certainly means I am one very happy fan girl at the moment with so many of my favourites due to attend!

Who from the list excites you the most? So many amazing British actors in attendance and I personally cannot wait to see what Roman Griffin Davis will be wearing this time and wondering if he will have a small reunion with his awards show best friend Taron Egerton?

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Asif Kapadia, Bong Joon Ho, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Céline Sciamma, Charlize Theron, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Watts, Fernando Meirelles, Florence Pugh, Greta Gerwig, Jack Lowden, Jessie Buckley, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ken Loach, Laura Dern, Lulu Wang, Margot Robbie, Micheal Ward, Nina Gold, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Rian Johnson, Robert De Niro, Roger Deakins, Sam Mendes, Sandy Powell, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Taron Egerton, Thelma Schoonmaker, Todd Phillips and Waad al-Kateab.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Aisling Bea, Andrew Scott, Anthony Welsh, Asa Butterfield, Asim Chaudhry, Daisy Ridley, Daniel Kaluuya, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ella Balinska, Emilia Clarke, George MacKay, Gillian Anderson, Hugh Grant, Sir Ian McKellen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joe Alwyn, John Boyega, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily-Rose Depp, Mark Strong, Naomi Ackie, Naomie Harris, Niamh Algar, Olivia Colman, Rebel Wilson, Richard E. Grant, Roman Griffin Davis, Sharon Horgan, Song Kang Ho, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Kirby, and Zazie Beetz.

As previously announced, Kathleen Kennedy will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship and Andy Serkis will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.

Top 25 – Male Performances in 2019

Here are the Male performances that have made my top 25 for the 2019 films that I managed to see throughout the year. This will include some 2018 films by date but due to the UK release dates they were available for this list. I actually had 45 on the long list so to cut it down it was a very tough ask! Some amazing films and therefore performances in 2019!

My Cinema 2019 list – here
2019 Films overall – here

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Awards: Critics Choice Awards 2020 – WINNERS

Last night the 25th Critics Choice Awards took place and with the Oscar nominations coming later on today this could certainly confirm somethings when it comes to those nominations. Take a look at the 2020 winners:

25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, Press Room, Barker Hanger, Los Angeles, USA - 12 Jan 2020

FILM

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
WINNER: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems

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BAFTA Film Awards 2020 – Nominations

Here is the full list of nominations for the 73rd British Academy Film Awards which I am very pleased has nominated Jessie Buckley for Wild Rose! Joker leads the nominations with 11, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time . . . In Hollywood have 10 and 9 for 1917.

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BEST FILM

  • 1917 Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
  • THE IRISHMAN Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • JOKER Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • 1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • BAIT Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
  • FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • ROCKETMAN Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall
  • SORRY WE MISSED YOU Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
  • THE TWO POPES Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten

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Top 10 – Best Films of 2019

2019 has been a very high quality year for film and I feel this has been the toughest list to put together in the whole ten years of Let’s Go The Movies. Which is certainly a very good and amazing thing for cinema and films. Not only have this years best come from cinema releases but Netflix have really come into the picture with some incredible films with amazing performances. With my list it might feel a little bit all over the place with some of the films that are on it due to UK release dates, but also take into consideration that I have also been lucky enough to see some previews of films as well.

My Cinema 2019 list – here
2019 Films overall – here

I had 22 films that were on my list for Best Films of 2019 and it has been very tough to knock that down to the 10 that have then made up this list. Just missing out (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Klaus, Judy, Crawl)

Final list . . .

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