Posts Tagged ‘the reader’

by The Great White Gypsy Amreeka – Written and Directed by Cherien Dabis We’ve seen this kind of thing on TV and in movies before. Actually, a lot recently. But this story of a single mother emigrating from Palestine and working at a White Castle in Illinois looks interesting. If you liked The Visitor, you’ll […]


First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who supported us on Sunday and followed the live blog.  It was a big day for Sexy Gypsy, and it really set the bar high. Unfortunately, the Academy set the bar pretty low for hosting this year.  Hugh Jackman, while slightly entertaining and charismatic […]


Best Picture Of the five films in this category, only two really have a shot. Frost/Nixon was a great stage adaptation with amazing performances and, while solid, was ultimately compromised by Ron Howard‘s lack of technical abilities. The Reader was boring, poorly constructed, and probably the most overrated film in the last 20 years. And […]


by The Great White Gypsy   “How far would you go to protect a secret?”  Hopefully further than Stephen Daldry did in The Reader. The Reader started out as an obscure little art film, before exploding into theaters after the Golden Globes gave Kate Winslet a Best Supporting Actress for it.  I hadn’t seen too […]


                                  So now that we’ve all had a chance to absorb the Oscar nominations, it’s time to start placing bets.  We already mentioned that, in the last three years, every Oscar winner for Best Actor and Actress also won […]


Here at sexy gypsy, we’ve never really been into the Golden Globes. Call us pretentious, purists, elitists; but there have always only been two categories: The Oscars, and everything else (Golden Globes, MTV awards, Darwin awards, etc.). This year, however, we decided to pay attention. We stand corrected. It is true that the Globes are […]