Awards category archive

More than just a pretty face

My interview with Bradley Cooper in Day & Night in the Irish Independent Far be it from ‘Day & Night’ to engage in shallow, demeaning objectification of the male form, but when one is interviewing a solid cut of prime … Continue reading

17. November 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Movie stuff

My latest features for movies.ie The 2012 ‘Black List’, on the back of the release of Safe House. A selection of the best host quips and acceptance speeches from Oscars past.

26. February 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Oscar thoughts

Some initial thoughts on today’s Oscar nominations: *I’m extremely surprised that the clearly incredibly lucky Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close made it onto the Best Picture roster. Happy for Max Von Sydow’s Supporting Actor nod, however. He and Christopher Plummer … Continue reading

24. January 2012 by Declan Cashin
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Consider

Award season is in full swing. Check out more FYC posters here.

22. November 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Double trouble

Saw this movie yesterday morning before interviewing its star Dominic Cooper, who, it must be said, gives a tremendous performance in a dual role as both Uday Hussein and his body double Latif Yahia. I don’t think an Oscar nomination … Continue reading

02. August 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Best Oscar parody yet

George W Bush gets speech therapy from Mike Tyson in ‘The President’s Speech’. Watch here.

01. March 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Oscar predictions 2011

My picks for this Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Best Picture: Will win: The King’s Speech Watch out for: The Social Network Should win: Toy Story 3 Best Director: Will win: David Fincher, The Social Network Watch out for: Tom … Continue reading

23. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Gif basket

The best gifs from this year’s 10 Best Picture Oscar nominees. View here. Interesting article arguing that The Social Network is both Annie Hall and Star Wars

23. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Bafta Best Film art…

Read the story behind them here.

20. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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The day the movies died

The great Mark Harris has an interesting essay in the new American GQ about the decline in quality of Hollywood movies. Read here.

20. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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True Grit, 1969 vs 2010

How do the two versions compare? Watch here.

05. February 2011 by Declan Cashin
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How to make an Oscar film

28. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Block voting

The 2010 Best Picture Oscar nominees – done through Lego. See the rest here.

27. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Oscar noms predix, 2011

Oscar nominations are out on Tuesday. Here are my predictions in the main categories: Best Picture: Black Swan The King’s Speech The Social Network Inception Toy Story 3 The Kids Are All Right True Grit Winter’s Bone The Town The … Continue reading

21. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Crash of the Titans

I caught a screening of Charles Ferguson’s latest documentary Inside Job – a lucid, forensic, utterly devastating exploration of the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown in the US and, by extension, the world. It’s an exemplary piece of journalistic … Continue reading

19. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Globe-stropping

A few thoughts on last night’s Golden Globe awards: *Continuing the trend of the last few years, the 2011 awards race has become a crushing bore already. Just about all of the early critical frontrunners are now more or less … Continue reading

17. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Private Ryan

My interview with Ryan Gosling in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent The week before Christmas, and an hour before he’s due to sit down with Day & Night to discuss his new movie Blue Valentine, Ryan Gosling finds … Continue reading

14. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Pulling no punches

My interview with Hilary Swank in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent Hilary Swank is a serious gal. She mostly plays serious roles where serious things happen to her serious characters. Even when she took on a supposedly comedic … Continue reading

14. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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The King and I

My interview with Colin Firth about ‘The King’s Speech’ in Day & Night in today’s Irish Independent Yours truly being a born-and-bred Kilkenny man, you can imagine that it’s a bit of an odd thrill to hear Colin Firth waxing … Continue reading

07. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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Guild the lily

More reading of the Oscar tea-leaves today thanks to the release of the influential Producers and Writer’s Guild nominations for 2010. Oscar nominations are out January 25, but balloting for the nominations is ongoing until January 14, so boosts like … Continue reading

04. January 2011 by Declan Cashin
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