Dan Carrier’s movies news: Awards season; Cyrano De Bergerac; Miss Americana
06 February, 2020 — By Dan Carrier
DOES anything encapsulate the human race’s ability to be obsessed with one’s ego more than the film awards season?
Images from last week’s Baftas, featuring the usual red carpet flim-flam, just seemed to underline the self-importance of everyone connected to the film industry.
Assorted hangers-on posing for selfies with actors, slavishly enjoying a back-slapping session of stomach-turning self-congratulatory nonsense… in the cold light of day, one can only think it is just another sign of the brilliance of studio marketing in selling mere mortals unreachable dreams.
Never mind – the films nominated were generally ace.
Next up, it’s the Oscars – and to mark the occasion the Barbican is showing the contenders throughout this coming week.
So if you fancy a peek at what may scoop a little gold statue, head to their sumptuous cinemas.
Bow ties and ball gowns, along with bowing, scraping and nauseating acceptance speeches, are not compulsory.
• GERARD Depardieu’s brilliant comic turn as Cyrano De Bergerac (pictured) is being screened this Sunday at the lovely Regent’s Street Cinema.
It’s one of his finest performances, a hoot from start to finish, and the credits start rolling at 7.30pm.
• FANS of Taylor Swift can catch a documentary all about her rise to fame – and how she stays at the top of her game – in Miss Americana, screening over the coming week at the Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square.
Review is keen to discover if any scenes from the pop video she shot a couple of years ago at the Kentish Kebab cafe in Kentish Town Road have been deemed important enough in her career spectrum to make the cut.