Niamh Walsh predicts the results of this year’s Academy Awards.
Katie Templeton-Knight gives her take on the Oscars and who she would have picked were she the academy.
Barry Jenkins’ distinctive style shines as brightly as ever in his newest feature, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. Touching on issues of racism, mass incarceration, and housing discrimination, the film portrays the love story between Fonny and Tish, a young black couple living in Harlem in the 70s. Following […]
Last month, a Guardian article pointed out an interesting trend among Oscar-winning actors and actresses in the past decade or so – they’re getting older. In the 2000s, best actresses had an average age of 36, which then went up to 41 from 2010 onwards. Best actors have also seen a slight increase in the […]
The Oscars will celebrate achievement in film for the 91st time later this month. Over the years, the Academy has faced growing criticism, including its underrepresentation of people of colour within its membership as well as its nominations, and its tendency to snub several well-received films each year. With critically acclaimed films such as 1979’s […]
The 91st Academy Awards are happening in just under a month’s time and all eyes are on whether Black Panther will become the first superhero film to win Best Picture, or whether Glenn Close will finally win the award for Best Actress after 7 previous nominations. As a result, the Best Foreign Language Film category […]
What Jordan Peele has created with his debut film is a product of genius; it’s a film that feels like a career-defining piece, yet has all the blindingly fresh quality of a first time effort. It is not just a genuinely creepy horror laced with social commentary; it is an impeccably balanced horror-comedy that moulds […]
The 87th Academy Awards were perhaps the most competitive in recent years with The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Selma, Interstellar, Whiplash, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel all vying for success. Whilst the depth of competition offers an explanation for the greatest Oscar snub in my lifetime, it certainly […]
When Deadpool came out, it received near-universal praise. Critics were satisfied and fans loved it, and this was reflected in the enormous sums of money it accrued at the box office. Deadpool was a fresh experience, a perfectly postmodern subversion of the comic book genre. This has led many to ponder how well the film will fare in the […]
Sunday 28 February marked the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, USA. The heavily publicised awards ceremony saw a whole host of stars compete for the coveted golden man: whilst some stars finally achieved the recognition they have (arguably) long deserved, others were left sorely disappointed as some shock wins were […]