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Within the last few years, I've come across some great TV soaps; and some of my favourites happen to be the new trend on TV today, of having one season dedicated to one story line!!!

Here are My TOP-5

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The 68th Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end.
And it’s been a while since I’ve made a list on IMDB. So I thought, why not do a post in regard with the on going Cannes Film Festival. Today ‘Macbeth’ (2015), the last entry ‘in competition’ was released at the festival.
Here is a list of all the “Palme d’Or/Grand Prix du Festival International du Film” Winners, I've watched so far, till date. Year 2015!!!
In order of year released.

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Happy 80th Birthday
Roman Polanski
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Bernardo Bertolucci - 73 years young

Born in Italy, on the 16th of March, 1940, Bertolucci happens to one of the greatest living Italian film directors today, and the most controversial.
Here's my Top-7 Bertolucci films.

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The Best Situation Comedies to come out in recent times

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My Top-5 films starring Ellen Page from the first Twelve years of the Twenty-First Century.
2001-2012
21st February 2013

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The Best crime committed by television today happens to be that of showcasing some really clever crime dramas/spy thrillers that have come out within the last few years.
Here's my Top-5

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Fifty of my Favourite Films from the Fifties.
A pictorial tribute to the 1950's.
Depending on the availability of the pictures, some films I love from the 50's are missing.
To the 1950's. (1951-1960)

Please leave comments on my blog(www.nononsensewithnuwansen.wordpress.com) under 'The 1950's'

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My (Top 10) all time favourite movies
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The Best Romantic Comedies from each decade from the 1960's to the 2000's

TOP FIVE °Hollywood Romances°

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My pick of the 1990's.
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The last list I wrote was on ‘Cary Grant Comedies’, but there was more to Grant than comedy. He was superb in many a serious roles, especially Hitchcockian crime drama’s, as much as when playing a romantic lead or that of a family man, the breadwinner, pertaining to that time period (as nowadays roles can be reversed, and it’s not necessary that the breadwinner be a male character). So here is a list of five varied character roles he’s played in his career spanning four decades, each character pertaining to a bulk of his roles with similar attributes.

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Cary Grant was the quintessential all American Superstar.
He had both, charming good looks and was a great actor.
He was great in both, be it very serious character roles and comical ones.
This is an ode to a classic comic character, whose best comical roles came during the second world war. Bringing out a laugh during those years of repression in Europe, which affected America as well.

"CARY GRANT"
Archibald Alexander Leach (1904-1986)

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Joan Fontaine, whose career spanned from 1935 To 1994, today aged 94, is (along with her elder sister, actress Olivia De Havilland, of ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) and ‘Light in the Piazza’ (1962) fame) is one of the last few surviving actresses of the pre-second world war era. Though Fontaine started her career in the mid-1930’s, it was only when - the British Master of Suspense - Alfred Hitchcock, made his way to Hollywood and signed her up for the film adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’, in the late 30’s, that things started looking up for her. ‘Rebecca’ (1940) was critically acclaimed, and was the only Hitchcock film to win two Oscars. Fontaine garnered her very first Oscar nomination for ‘Rebecca’. Throughout the second world war and post, she came up with some brilliant performances. So here are my ‘Top-5’ Fontaine flicks, from ‘Rebecca’, released in 1940, to throughout the rest of the 40’s decade.

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The Filmfare awards 2012 came and went, and I wasn’t even aware of it until early March. Soon after which I came across the March issue of Filmfare on the streets of Connaught Place in New Delhi, with the trio of the top three coveted award winners adorning the glamorous glossy cover.

I’ven’t been a great fan of most of the recent Bollywood flicks, especially Hindi movies that came out within the last decade. But last year was a bit of exception, as not only did I got to watch a few of the 2011 releases in 2011 itself, but there were a couple of excellent flicks worth checking out, and a few I still would like to watch.

So here are some critiques of some 2011 Hindi movies I’ve seen, from the best to worst, which ended up bagging the famous ‘Black Lady’ trophy, in one or more categories, at the 57th Filmfare Awards 2012.

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… at the Oscars.

With a record of 17 nominations and 3 wins at the Oscars, she is one of the greatest contemporary middle-aged superstars today. (Yes, she’s a couple of months away from turning 63, but doubt in today’s day and age a 63 year old lady should be called old, and especially not Meryl Streep.) She’s one of the most vibrant, vivacious and active modern women we have today. Besides the Oscars, she’s won numerous awards and many a nominations, in various award ceremonies, including the BAFTA’s and The Golden Globes. With her latest Oscar win, for ‘The Iron Lady’ (2011), the philanthropist Meryl Streep has donated the salary she received for playing the one and only female British Prime till date, to charity.

Here is a photo-montage of Streep films that she was nominated for, along with her three wins, at the Oscars in her 36 year old career so far.

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Oscar season was almost here, and I wasn’t sure whether I will get a chance to catch any of great nominated flicks before the Oscars. But luck had me travelling to India at the time. Other than my short trip to Pelling; in the state of Sikkim (a peaceful scenic freezing location with beautiful snow-caps and wonderful people, including the monks and village folk, with a beautiful monastery), where I was cut off from the rest of the world, with no news of what’s going on et al; my stay in Delhi helped me catch up with some of these great movies on the big screen.

And like a true film buff, I woke up early on Monday (27th February) morning (Sunday 26th night in the States was Monday 27th morning in New Delhi) to catch the Oscars live. I missed the red carpet, but watched the show, and later in the night I caught the repeat of the Red Carpet. Meryl Streep was no doubt the best dressed, and, deservedly, bagged the best Actress trophy that night.

So here is a list of eight movies that I caught up with on the big screen during my stay in Delhi (February-March 2012), during the Oscar season.

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Audrey all the way -----
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Here are my top 60 pictures, that define the essence of the 60’s, through pictures.

1961-1970

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Some of my favourite musicals came out in the 60's and 70's. There are very few I love from any other period.
The likes of :-
''Singin' in the Rain'' (1952), ''King and I'' (1956) & ''High Society'' (1956) from the 50's
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''Victor/Victoria'' (1982) from the 80's
I've already paid tribute to the three 60's musicals in my list, 5 years ago, for my M. A. in Painting (2006-2007), through a series of wide screen format paintings in my second semester (Feb-June 2007) and displayed them on a black background with a red curtain, to add to the theatrics, musicals of a bygone era generally represent.
Here's to my top 5 Hollywood musicals that came about before I came into existence. (Like most of my favourites in any genre.)
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I’ve been great fan of Kate Winslet ever since I saw her play the simply charming character of ‘Rose’ in ‘Titanic’ (1997). She seemed like a breath of fresh air that blew into the 90’s, which seemed to have been mostly inhibited with very rigid characters in very stereotypical roles. Kate Winslet seemed like a star from the heydays of cinematic magic, the likes of Ingrid Bergman from the 1940’s to Madhubala in the 50’s to the musically eloquent British accent of Julie Andrews from the 60’s. Pure Innocence and natural beauty, Winslet most probably is one of the few actresses today to have such a kind face.

Soon after ‘Titanic’, I watched ‘Jude’ (1996), and loved her in that too, but it was only in noughties that I felt that Winslet definitely was the best actress around, the best actress of this new century.

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Most probably one of the best actors to come out of Ireland in recent years. An actor not afraid of diversity, who loves taking up challenging roles and test them to the limit.

When I first discovered Cillian Murphy, almost a decade ago through ‘28 days later’ (2002), I pronounced his name with ‘Ch’, i.e. as ‘Chillian’. A couple of years and many a Murphy movies later, I found out his name was actually pronounced with a ‘K’. And I wasn’t the only person to make this mistake.

Here’s a list of my favourite Cillian characters, some very unconventional roles to come out within last decade, the ‘Naughty Noughts’.

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The Nameless lot.

Here are some of my favourite nameless main characters from some great movies.

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The Best of Jude Law so far.
From the 1990's to the 2000's
My Top 10 J-Law movies

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1966-1970
The flower power generation, the beginning of the hippie rebellion, the stone faced feminism, the black pride movement, the gay pride movement, the sacking of Henri Langlois, the youth rebellion in Paris and Germany, the invent of the mini skirt and London of swinging sixties; you name it. The 60’s was when the world changed and globalisation really took place, with Hindu (Indian) and African influences in the west and vice versa. It’s thanks to the 60’s we live the free lifestyle we do today.
The 60’s is most probably the only decade from the 20th century that has vast difference between early 60’s and latter half of the decade.
Here’s my Top 5 movies from the late 60’s.
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A tribute to stars of the 50’s who were in the prime of their life in the 50’s. A very youthful, energetic, fun loving, cheeky, mischievous group of young rebels. A very cool click, who were in their 20’s in the 1950’s. Yet there was a sense of innocence about these young modernist. A cool relaxed generation that existed post the second world war and pre the hippie revolution. Their chic casual style of ‘Jeans and a T-shirt’ isn’t that different from today’s generation. A style that transcends borders, age no bar, race no bar, sex no bar, sexuality no bar. A truly global look, that suits anyone anywhere in the world today.
This was one foxy generation that we never expected to see grow old, and unfortunately most of them didn’t. A generation, well before my time, that I admire a lot. Here’s to the youth of the 50’s.
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A photo montage of 75 of the greatest movies from the 70’s. I had already written at length about ‘My 70’s Top 5’, but I wanted to make an honourable mention of some other great movies from the 70’s that I’ve enjoyed watching over the last three decades. So here’s a list of 75 pictures (depending on the availability of pictures from the movies) from 75 great motion pictures from the suave sophisticated and stylish era of the 70’s. - Nuwan Sens Film Sense
 
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My Pick of the 70's
Here's a list of my Five Favourite Films from my Favourite decade. The 1970's.
So here's to an era of bellbottoms, floppy hair, loose morals, the hippies and great decade of great modern cinema.
The Best of the 70's
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Cont.inuing the list of my favourites. Stars, Movies et al. etc... etc...
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My Top 5 Hollywood Comedies from the last decade.
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Pictures with picture perfect Paris as a back drop.
My Favorite City. Paris, Je t'aime.
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Here are a few of my personal Sydney Lumet favourites. Another great director gone. Some of his best works came in the 70's, and he went through a low phase in the 90's, but he came back with another excellent piece of work few years ago. His last movie 'Before the Devil knows you are dead' (2007) is among my 'Set of Seven' of his. Haven't seen much of his great works from the 50's, 60's and the 80's.
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Femme Fashion and Film
A look at my top ten film actresses with the most fashionable dress sense ever from the past century.
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Elizabeth Taylor was one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, with a body of work spanning six decades. With her demise, and with most of her contempories no more (the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marlyin Monroe to name a few) it's an end of an era. Here are some of my favourite roles of Elizabeth Taylor. Just to pick 10 wasn't that easy. Dedicated to a bewitching beauty and a fine actress. A rare combination today. To Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011)