Max Ingleby reviews The Old Guard, the new Netflix Original starring Charlize Theron.
Niamh Walsh discusses Hollywood’s problematic ‘white saviour narrative’ which upholds white supremacy and colonialist ideals.
His speeches trigger widespread controversy, but is there a valid indicator to be able to tell that he has gone too far? Has the famed comedian reached a tipping point of no return after his infamous 2020 Golden Globe appearance, wherein ‘throwing shade’ at Hollywood greater resembled a throwing their past back in their face?
Will Thornton contemplates the ethics of misrepresenting real people through film.
Partnerships and pairings are essential to cinema – they enable actors to play off one another, allowing for more naturalistic and endearing performances; as the old adage goes, “acting is reacting”. One of the finest and most enjoyable genres to embrace this is the “Buddy” film. Popularised by its off-shoot, the more infamous “Buddy Cop” subgenre, […]
After a brush with scandal over some unearthed homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart’s life insurance was looking like it would mature sooner rather than later. Thankfully, it looks like he might have picked up a ‘get out of jail free’ card in the form of his favourite pastime: A crappy movie with a stupid premise. A […]
The casting couch. We’ve all heard the stories confessing the dark truths of Hollywood’s underbelly. From Marilyn Monroe to the child star, Shirley Temple, Hollywood has a long, ugly history with sexual harassment, stemming from an endemic lust for power by those placed in positions of authority. A throwback to the ‘golden-era’ of old Hollywood, […]
Few of us get to decide how we will go when our time comes, and even fewer will make such a choice willingly. A lifetime spent on screen sounds like a boastful statement and perhaps not a bad way to have lived, but the movies tend not to let go of the greats without a […]
If we consider all the films that have come out this year, it seems like whatever wins at the Oscars, studios know they can make a lot of money from something which is ultimately unoriginal. I know this accusation is thrown around really frequently- usually by bitter middle-aged people on the Internet complaining that their […]
Whitewashing has been an issue across all periods of Hollywood, from Mickey Rooney’s often excused caricature portrayal of a Japanese man in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), to Scarlett Johansson in the recent Ghost in the Shell, a live-action adaptation of the 1995 Japanese anime. The difference is that now, in 2017, the problem is being […]