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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Three great movies ....

I have been lucky enough to see some great movies lately (well, it is Oscar season).  

The first was Suffragette.  An important story from our past which deserves to be told.  Although, I was rather disappointed that Meryl Streep was only on film for less than ten minutes!  Carey Mulligan was great, though.  I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.


Next up was a very different film, The Revenant, violent in parts, quite gruelling (both to watch and to film, I believe) and both Leonardo Di Caprio (one of my favourite actors) and Tom Hardy were fantastic in it.  But, does Leo deserve the Best Actor gong?  No, I think that should go to the male lead in the third film I saw.  5 out of 5 stars for this film.


So, I think the the Best Actor is Eddie Remayne for The Danish Girl, and this is my favourite film of the three - 6 out of 5 stars (lol!). Again, an important story, so worth telling. The film is so beautifully photographed and Eddie Remayne is absolutely incredible in it.  Now, whether he will win back-to-back Oscars is the question and, of course, Leo has been nominated many times and never won, so maybe this year the voters will think, "Poor Leo, we had better give him an Oscar, it is about time."  But, my vote would definitely go to Eddie!


Love to know what you all think,  Have a great Australia Day, 


(Yay!  A day off - to stitch (and do housework), watch the tennis and did I mention stitching?)

hugs, 

10 comments:

Barb said...

Thanks Kaye, I haven't seen any of these. I am especially interested in seeing the last one.

Heather said...

I've heard good things about all of these but haven't seen any yet. I'll keep my eye out though

Melinda Forbes said...

I believe I must see all three of these movies, thank you so much for your review - I value it more than the professionals

KimM said...

Oh my. What great reviews. We seem to like the same things, so I'll have to put these on my "to watch" list. HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! Have a great day stitching....and not doing housework
xxx

Thoeria said...

I'm afraid I am a movie philistine, Kaye. I want action and explosions and bullets flying.....escapist really. Give me Vin Diesel (swoon - I know...I've been told I'm weird!) and I'm happy to much on my popcorn and be entertained! Oh...and comedy! Or sci-fi!

Hope you had a fantastic Australia Day :)

Kaisievic said...

Thank you, Melinda, that is so nice of you to say that. Unfortunately, you are a no-reply-commenter, so I cannot email you and thank you.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for these reviews. I really value your opinion.

Brigitte said...

I have heard about these films but don't know how long it will take until I will be able to see them. But I intend to.

Bea said...

Haven't seen any of them as I must confess I'm not really a movie person, but I will keep my eye out for the third one.

valerie said...

Good to read your thoughts on these movies. I haven't even heard of Suffragette but saw Revenant and thought it was fantastic! I am curious to see The Danish Girl as well as some other Oscar noms. I have movies on the brain preparing to watch the Oscars! :)

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